Summer Internships for College Students: Wait, You Want me to Work?

Published Friday, May 30, 2014 by Richard Hong

That’s right: I’m saying you should consider more work, in the form of a summer internship. Summer internships give you the experience that you need to really know about your job market first hand before even entering, especially for you college students. With an internship, you’ll get an idea of what your future will entail with your current major and let you know if it’s a good fit. Beyond that, it’s good for making connections to know people that have the same interest as you. Here, you will meet fellow interns who are trying to… Continue Reading

Classes 101: Which ones should I pick?

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by Richard Hong

Picking classes seems like a simple task: just choose what looks fun and find what your friends are joining, right? I admit I did the same but there are other factors to consider! Choosing the right professor: Research what other people have said about this professor in the past before. How is his/her teaching style? What scores did people consistently earn in his/her class? Find out what people specifically liked. Find a website in which statistics about the teacher are listed. While you might like to take a chance with a new professor, it’s always… Continue Reading

How Much Longer? Summer Vacation for Juniors and Seniors

Published Monday, May 19, 2014 by Richard Hong

This one is for the rising juniors and seniors. You’ve gone through your share of high school already and you just want to enjoy your summer break. I get it, and you’ve earned your slice of fun. However, this summer is an opportunity for you to get ready for applying to college later down the road or even upcoming semester.  Here I’ll list some suggestions: More Studying: Yeah yeah, this is not an ideal way to spend your carefree summer. But guess what, life doesn’t stop and neither should you in your pursuit of getting… Continue Reading

Free At Last…. Now What?

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by Richard Hong

Congratulations on graduating from high school and kudos on entering college in the upcoming fall semester! You now have two months of peaceful catch-ups and socializing to make up for the grueling months of studying you’ve just endured. However, there are ways to prepare even further for college that won’t take up all of your summer vacation to consider: Summer classes: I get it; you’ve just endured months of studying so why would you want to dive right back in? Every college will have certain elective credits that are necessary to pass in order to… Continue Reading

FE Changes

Published Monday, May 5, 2014 by Richard Hong

In January of this year, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) announced a shift for the Fundamentals for Engineering Exam (FE).  The test will shift into a Computer-Based Testing format (CBT) rather than the manual input of pencil and paper used before.  In addition, the content and length of the test will be changed as well to better adapt to the CBT format. Prior to the announced changes, the FE was a compilation of modules, breaks, and orientation times that amounted to 10 hours total.  To be more specific, it comprised of the hour… Continue Reading