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.
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.
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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