So, how do you prepare for engineering school? We asked current college engineering students for their advice to high school students thinking about pursuing engineering. Here's what they said:
By Deviin, san diego , CA
November 6th, 2012
You can't change the past but you can change the future.
By Rose LaLonde, Rainbow Falls, New York
November 4th, 2012
Believe in yourself! Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something, because if you work and study hard you can accomplish anything!
By HMS, Hilliard, Hilliard
November 2nd, 2012
Don't be overwhelmed by the amount of work that you have. Take deep breaths, and break it down.
By Lizbeth, Sunprairie, Wi.
April 19th, 2012
As long as you believe in yourself, and do your very best... no one should EVER get you down. You ARE perfect how you are. (:
By superstar, stratford, canada
April 12th, 2012
don't give up on yourself. never say never!
By Tori, wichitia, kansas
March 27th, 2012
IMAGINE! keep imagining, its not just for kids. You can do anything you put your mind too! :)
By Kourtney K., Hephzibah, GA
February 22nd, 2012
In order to make it farther in life, you have to stand away from the crowd and be different
By Matt, Elgin, Ill
November 26th, 2011
Something useful is to be yourself. You should not do something because u want to be like someone else. When looking for a job, look for one that is most suitable for you.
By Troy Walker, Raleigh, NC
July 28th, 2011
If you want to become an engineer but struggled in high school in math and science please don’t give up. You can always go to a community college and transfer to a four-year college to finish up. If you don’t have enough money financial aid and the military is there for help. I know I graduated high school with a 1.3 GPA and I was heading nowhere fast. So I decided to join the Navy and I became a nuclear power plant technician. Now I am transferring to Missouri University of Science and Technology for nuclear engineering. I had a slow start and made it and you can too.
By JC K., McLean, VA
June 6th, 2011
Go to a local community college and sit in on some engineering classes — it will let you know whether or not you really want to do it. Also, it is important to have strong verbal communication skills even though a lot of engineering focuses on doing equations, so consider taking a public speaking class if you have the opportunity.