The Benefits Of Community Engineering

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Community building allows a person to reach out their connections and establish relationships with people that can help them to achieve their personal goals. If you would ask a “world class” engineer if they established any connections over the years, they would probably say dozens. An engineer to that stature would have a ton of relationships in their field that have helped them become the engineer that they are today. Having a relationship with your peers allows for team cohesiveness, social aspects, and personal support. Everyone makes mistakes, even in the field of engineering, so it is important to have a support system of people around you, helping you achieve your goal and picking you up when you might have fallen. A “world class” engineer …show more content…
Due to many group projects, I have formed relationships with peers I would have not previously done. It has been extremely beneficial to have these relationships because whenever I am struggling or have questions, I have peers that can help me stay on the right track. I also have not gotten involved enough in co-curricular activities in engineering. I thought I might be too overwhelmed if I took that on with the academic workload I already have, but I think participating in co-curricular activities will greatly increase my success in the field of engineering. Throughout this semester and the next four years I want to maintain the relationships I have formed this year and try to make as many possible with classes to follow. I have experienced how beneficial it is to have relationships with peers in the same field, and as classes progressively increase in difficulty it will be beneficial to have people surrounding me willing to help. Next semester I also plan to try to become involved in more co-curricular activities in the engineering department. It will help me establish relationships with my fellow engineers and also help my personal development in this …show more content…
Academic development is hard for almost every person in the field of engineering because at one point you feel as if you are the only one struggling. The most important thing to understand is that you are not alone and that there are an abundance of resources available to help you to succeed. A “world class” engineer by the time of graduation would have a multitude of resources and relationships with advisors, professors, and mentors. It is important to have these resources because all of those people want to see people successful in the field of engineering and any advice or expertise they can provide they would be happy to give. Also, an engineer should understand the teaching and learning styles of many professors and how to make them work to your advantage. This is a crucial component in college because not every professor is going to teach in the way that helps you understand the concept the best. In that situation, a student needs to be able to take matters into their own hands and be able to take the information given and develop a process that helps them better comprehend the material. I have not done a very good job at forming relationships with people in the field of engineering. Although I am a very outgoing person, putting myself out there to other people has become extremely hard for me. The fear of rejection or not being good enough is always in the back of my head. I am still trying to figure out

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