It’s not easy to decide what career path to take. Especially for high school students, who don’t yet know what they want to do. During my time in university, I spent a bit of time in engineering outreach to speak to high school students and first-year university students about studying engineering.
A few days ago, I had the opportunity to go back to my old high school and present to students about studying engineering (link to presentation below), and to help guide them with their career choices. The idea was to communicate:
- What engineering is as a profession
- What engineering is about
- That they should consider it as a career
At the same time, it wasn’t meant to “persuade” them to study engineering, but more like show them what it’s about so that they can make a more informed decision when they choose their university majors. I also wanted to tell them this as general advice:
- Do what you’re interested in
- Nothing worth doing is ever easy
- Don’t do it just for the money
Overall, the students seemed to be receptive to what I had to say, and had good questions to ask me about my experiences. Hopefully, I helped guide them to make a career choice for themselves!
Link to the presentation: here
Brain May 12, 2016
Nice Presentation. Pro tips.