Tips for Students

Find out what you can do now to begin reaching your dreams

Can you see yourself:

If you can imagine working in any of these or any other engineering career, keep your ambitions alive by:

Steps to take

Personal habits
But studies alone are not enough. You must:

Your path to an engineering career begins here!

  1. Dream. Imagine your future
  2. Think about what interests you. What do you like to do? What do you dislike doing?
  3. Discover your talents. What are you good at? What accomplishments are you proud of?
  4. Research. This Web site is a good first step. Based on what you’ve learned here, start a Web search using key words such as “engineering” or “mechanical engineering.” And don’t forget to visit Web Links on this site.
  5. Seek help. Talk to your parents, counselors and friends. If some of your neighbors are engineers, talk to them. Tell them your interests, and then listen to what they have to say.

Source: “School to Careers,” Iowa Public Television,