I was exposed to people from all walks of life when I entered college. While I took a very boring business management course, I found most of my friends taking mass communication and engineering courses. Most of those who took engineering courses are either civil or industrial engineering
major. I was also tempted to take an engineering course if not for the math series an engineering major has to take. Besides it is really difficult to have a job in that field since engineering is considered as a "man's world." Competition is really tough. Since we entered a state university, it is already given that our tuition fee will be subsidized. University programs being offered like the engineering co-op programs
of Kettering University.
It is a unique program where unique in the school place students in companies in their freshman year and rotate them between school and their co-op job alternating every 3 months to gain practical experience from the beginning of their Kettering education. This is somehow related to what we have in the country known as "practicum" or "intern." Perhaps, this is the main reason why the US News and World Report has ranked Kettering University as "the #1 University in the nation for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering" in its annual "America's Best Colleges Guide for 2008.