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 Deepak K. , Raleigh, NC
August 10th, 2009
Take as many math and science courses as you can. A strong math and science background makes it easier to handle college level courses. Also, develop an interest in the arts. This helps in developing creative thinking ability which is useful for engineering.
By Kim F., Blacksburg, VA
August 3rd, 2009
Don't focus so much on grades, just what you want to do when you finish your degree.
By Greg B., West Lafayette, IN
July 29th, 2009
If you are not sure which engineering field you might want to pursue, but are interested in engineering, try to find a school that has a lot of different engineering majors and explore what individuals in those fields do. I didn't know at first what field of engineering I wanted to go into, so I chose to attend a large public university and took several classes that talked about the different fields. That helped me to decide whether engineering was right for me and which field I should pursue.