One weeks of school left and I graduate! It only took 12 years! Well, there was like a 5 year hiatus between my attempts, but still.
Working full time 50 miles from my house, and going to school full time (back another 50 miles) is no easy task. My college degree has come at the expense of lack of sleep, loss of any and all hobbies I used to have, not seeing some of my friends in forever, and not spending enough time with my loved ones.
BUT…it is DONE. I can feel it, I am super excited to become an engineer. I am expecting to take the first part of my Professional Engineering license test in October.
From now until October I will be studying for that test on my own schedule. I can come home after work! No more Friday night classes! No more Saturday morning classes! No more giving up over time at work because it would mean not sleeping if I do!
“Always have the end in mind when you start something” – and this is exactly what I have envisioned for the last 6 years.
PS – I am not in debt, I paid cold hard cash for my tuition and books (something else to be happy about). 12 months ago
5 years in the making. Hooooooly. I can say a lot of things. There were many times in these past 5 years I thought I’d never make it, that I wasnt made to be an engineer, wasn’t smart enough, innovative enough the list goes on. And through all of it though, there’s been a lot of yes I can do this, yes it’s not going to get easier, yep the workload will suck, and watch out for that concrete design class it’s a doozy. I can tell you though how incredible it feels though to finally complete my undergrad degree.
If I can do it, you surely can too. 13 months ago
Humanities Elective – A
One more semester to go! 14 months ago
Quite possibly the most challenging semester yet with all the homework and projects.
Structures I – B
Modern Physics – B-
Civil Engineering Materials – A
Spanish II – A-
One intersession class (which starts tomorrow) as a Humanities elective and 4 more classes for Spring semester and I graduate! 16 months ago
I took two elective courses and got a B+ and and A…this fall I am taking Structures I, Civil Engineering Materials, Modern Physics, and Spanish II….wish me luck. 18 months ago
Soils, Foundations, and Earth Structures – A
Hydraulics – B+
Spanish I (Language Elective) – A 2 years ago