From High School to High Tech: Rewards of an Engineering Education
A short time ago I wrote a post on questions that students and parents should ask about an engineering degree. There are many rewards to an engineering education, if you enter college prepared at the start. But if you slog through and struggle those rewards will be harder to come by.
Now I would like to introduce you to someone who benefited from an engineering education.
Jalen McGee will graduate in December from North Carolina State University with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Before starting college Jalen knew that he wanted to be an engineer. His original interest was electrical engineering. But he decided, as many college students do, to change his mind. I invite you to listen to him as he tells you the story of his engineering education.
From this interview you will learn how Jalen:
- Found a high tech internship while he was still in high school
- Changed his major from Electrical Engineering to Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Came to choose North Carolina State University for his engineering education
- Went through the recruitment process to earn two internships at Microsoft
This interview will also help high school students and parents to consider and compare different schools and select the best possible fit for their engineering education.
Engineers learn not only science and a skill set. They also learn how to solve business problems. Those who advance into upper-level management have typically been involved in manufacturing and production or marketing and product development. They have figured out how to design, develop and launch a new product or service. Or they have helped their employers to lower their costs, and thus raising their profits. People skills are just as important as technical skills. And as you will find out, Jalen McGee presents himself quite well. He is the person you, and admissions officers, root for on the journey to college, and afterwards.
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