What advice do you have for freshman engineering students?

-August 09, 2013

Welcome to our 5 Engineers section, where we toss out a question and invite our audience to respond with their wittiest answers.

The question came about from a post by a student engineer and it followed a separate week’s 5 Engineers question asking if you’d encourage a kid to become an engineer.

Many of you said yes and, as we’ve heard before, that you hope the study of engineering continues. As a new school year quickly approaches and young students pack up their laptops and suitcases to head off to college and study engineering, we’re wondering: What advice do you have for freshman engineering students? They are blank slates. What do they need to know about their coming educations and careers?

Post your short answer below. Be sure to stay tuned to this blog for more 5 Engineers questions in the weeks to come!

Editor's note: This article was originally posted on August 10, 2012 and edited on August 9, 2013.

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