Last semester I began my Chemical Engineering Major; they threw a crazy amount of information at me, which was very overwhelming and seemed unachievable. Even though the experience had many uncertainties it has helped so much and prepared me for the semesters to come.
I learned the importance of being proactive. Whether that be through volunteering, community, or working hard. Surrounding yourself with positive influences has helped so much with my stress & school anxiety. Many clubs and organizations (relating to your major) are available to help with being uncertain. I’m involved with an engineering mentoring program, where we partnered up with upperclassmen to help with any questions you have about the program/ classes I need to take. These programs not only help you experience new ideas, but they also look great on resumes; it helps let your future employer know you were actively involved in the community and that you’d be useful to their company.
This year I’m not as worried about the future and have made it an effort to continually learn more about my major. In years past I’ve found it difficult to see how some schoolwork is relevant for my future career. Currently I’m enrolled with an Introduction to Programming class. We’re learning Excel and this is the first time I can actually see myself working on this after I graduate.