Creating a Plan to Graduate College
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Creating a Plan to Graduate College
Planning what classes to take and how to spread them over four years in order to maximize the efficiency of my time in college.
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Career Cornerstone Center: Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine

Career Cornerstone Center: Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine | Creating a Plan to Graduate College | Scoop.it
The Career Cornerstone Center is a non-profit resource center for those exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and medicine.
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This page itself is not all that helpful to me setting up my credits, but it provides a link to several interviews of engineers that I found helpful and fascinating. The one in particular that I found most helpful was the one of the Civil Engineer from California named Michael Dawson. He opened my eyes to the fact that being a Civil Engineer and finding a job takes more than just the college education I receive. For Michael Dawson, networking and connections had just as much to do with him finding a job as his college education. He also addresses the challenges that students may find when trying to work overseas. Though I did not consider this as an option, I find it interesting that after five to ten years it may be an option for me. Now I am thinking that working at a manager position in a large company and transfering overseas may be a possibility for the future. Mostly, his interview and the interviews of others showed me the incredible opportunities for advancement that the engineering field has and has made me more excited for my college education and future career.

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Pros and Cons of College Summer Classes - State University

Pros and Cons of College Summer Classes - State University | Creating a Plan to Graduate College | Scoop.it
Depending on your unique financial aid situation, you may have to pay out of pocket or set up a tuition payment plan to go to summer school. At some colleges and universities, summer courses cost slightly more per credit ...
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Though summer school could help me space out the credits I need to take and provide me with more flexibility in my class schedule, I would much rather utilize the summer with work or internships. Right now I believe that if I work hard during the school year I can successfully accomplish my major in four years without summer school. I believe that if I plan to complete all of my credits on time then summer school can be an option, however, if I plan to attend summer school from the start, any mistakes I make along the way will potentially impact my college graduation date. Also I plan to either earn money during the summer, or earn experience in my career field through an internship. Also the fact that summer courses cost more per credit is another reason for me not to take courses over the summer. Not only will summer courses impact my time, they will also cost me more money, something I cannot afford.         

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2012-2013 Catalog

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This webpage shows a rough outline of what the ordinary Civil Engineering major will have to complete during the time in college. Personally, the checklist at the bottom of the page shows an absolute minimum to graduate, but I think I should invest more time to overachieve in my major and learn more than just the suggested material. Mostly, I want to become a proficient engineer in the future, and I feel that in order to do so I need to take the classes that will benefit my future. This webpage is important to show that I need 134 credits total, but the rough explanation of the classes that I need to take does not help to plan year by year for classes. Right now in my college approach I am just waiting for Gonzaga to open up the class schedules so that I can enroll in the first year classes I need to take. They will release a Freshman catalog much like this one, except it will have the classes planned for a future engineer, and all I need to do is enroll in the suggested classes which I have acquired from my couselor already.

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