Being an engineer major, is there still time to do other stuff?
I want to make sure that in college that I get the full college experience. I don't want to be too caught up in school that I don't have time for the fun things. #college #student #engineering #time-management
I believe that you can find time to do other stuff as an engineering major. I will share with you that I was an engineering major, in a pretty good program at the University of Pennsylvania. I knew that my first priority was to graduate with my degree, which I did. I share that bit of information because whether it is for your college journey, your career journey or another journey you find interest in, your ability to create, focus on and accomplish your goal will drive what you make time for.
That said, I agree with the previous answers in that it is incredibly important that you make time for R&R. It is possible and the practice of planning how to incorporate both your priorities and your fun time will take you a long way.
For many, their college experience was a great time. Impactful professors, long lasting friendships, great cultural environments...all of these things can be found at college. Try your best to experience them and good luck!
I was at a freshmen orientation (for my kids) a few years back. The speaker, who was a very experienced engineer/administrator), made a statement that i will share with you. "There is no one on campus with more time on their hands...than a freshman". With that being said, you will have tons of time to discover a great many things on campus. But my advice would be to map out your time and prioritize hours in (1) the classroom, (2) office hours, (3) group study and (4) personal study/homework. If you do the aforementioned, then you are setting yourself up for success. But as Thomas has mentioned earlier....this is a very demanding major and you don't want to fall behind and to not have time on your side.
Thomas J. Owens, M.C.C.
Thomas J.’s Answer
Emily, your field of study is one that is quite demanding, but, with proper planning, you should be able to enjoy the social parts of your education. In order to accomplish this goal, it will be necessary to plan your activities to include the classes, study time as well as the "parties". Set your time priorities and serve them adamantly. Your class time will be set by your course selection,...so no prob. In order to absorb the material, you will need to schedule your study time- when and how much. Then you should be able to find, or make the time to socialize, keeping in mind both the importance of R&R and it's position (3rd) in the hierarchy of your time commitment. I hope this advice will be of help in your total life experience as you move forward.