Lori Brown

Facilities Integrity Engineer at ExxonMobil
Oil and Energy
Houston, Texas

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Answer to: Why is it hard to find an affordable college or university that offers an undergraduate astrophysics program?

Hi Kendralyn! From a quick look around, it appears that most schools would only offer a Bachelors in Physics. Some give the option to have an Area of Focus on Astrophysics. https://affordableschools.net/15-of-the-most-affordable-bachelors-degrees-in-astrophysics-aerospace-and-astronomy/...

#college-selection #stemcareers

Answer to: How can I find out more about colleges offering engineering?

One other great resource you can use to get started are the annual rankings of schools put out by US News - https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/engineering. Since I was interested in chemical engineering, I found this a great resource whenever I was in the process of searching for a...

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Answer to: How can I deal with an annoying dormmate?

I will echo Nicholas’s comment above! Sometimes it can help to view an annoying dormmate like a practice run for the workplace. Someday you’ll end up with a coworker that drives you a bit crazy, but you’ll still need to work with them. For a dormmate, your best bet is to work on open...

#dorm #conflict-resolution

Answer to: Should I attend a private or public college/university?

Hi Sydnie! Following on Rebecca’s answer - your best bet would be to apply to the key schools you are interested in regardless of whether they are public or private. If you get accepted, then they will send you their financial aid package so you can really compare numbers. As Rebecca...

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Answer to: How to manage your time in school?

I will add to Logan’s suggestion about Google Calendar that there are a lot of different productivity tips and tricks out there - reality is that nothing is a “magic bullet” or a quick fix for time management and what works for one person may not work for someone else. The key with...

#time-management #productivity

Answer to: How easy is it to find career opportunities after graduating college?

Hi Gretchen! I would second everything that Samantha said above - while the responsibility is on the student/graduate to find themselves a job, most schools will have a career center that will help in doing workshops such as resume writing, mock interviews, etc. So you should research what...

Answer to: Is it wise to apply to all scholarships i can?

Hi Grace! As a scholarship reviewer, I would definitely point out that you should not waste your time and the scholarship reviewers’ time in applying for scholarships that are not a good fit for you - either something you are not qualified for or not in line with your interests, etc. As an...

Answer to: What are the requirements of becoming a robotics engineer?

Hi Gloria! You also have some opportunity to pursue the computer engineering / computer science side of robotics if you are more interested in the programming / artificial intellgience / component design etc. for the robots. For college/university, you should look for somewhere that either...

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