To all the engineering majors who sacrificed a large portion of their college experience to be bookworms, I support you and respect you so much. Boarding around campus daily, the most prominent thoughts that come up in my mind are, “This better be worth it…”, “Karma, where the fuck are you…”, “Damn, delayed graduation AND grad school?! I’ma be in classrooms for daysss…” , “Ugh, this is some bullshit, but I have to take care of my parents before I can enjoy myself.”, “What is life…” Don’t give up on your academic endeavors. Everything will be alright if you hold on to what you believe in. I know a part of you dies every time you see students from other majors having the time of their life while you’re handling some crazy-ass equation. I know what you think of the spoiled rich kids who had their path laid out for them since birth, or the sluts who sleep their way to success. Don’t let any of that phase you. Continue on your own journey. You came up from the gutter with minimal resources at your disposal. You dodged bullets. You starved, sacrificed love, gave up time. You probably even gave up a few close relationships that meant so much to you. Your personality hasn’t been unleashed yet because you’re so caught up with your books all the time, even when you’re not reading. Anyways, you’re not in this alone and someday you’re gonna appreciate the fact that were never that spoiled rich kid who grew up without any real problems. Here’s the most important part though…, as an engineer, you won’t necessarily be as BIG BALLIN’ wealthy as the business majors (don’t trip, you don’t have to major in business to network and invest with businessmen), nor will you be as vibrant and care-free as music and art majors. However, there is a gift and a privilege bestowed upon you for your efforts. You will have a deeper understanding of the physical world and how everything is inter-connected. The roads, bridges, buildings, monuments, theme parks, arenas, Disneyland’s World Of Color, RAVES&BASS, EDC(and Vegas itself). Without engineers, the world would be a very boring place and technology would be total shit. Don’t underestimate your impact on society, young engineer. You’re going to be powerful enough to help people live better lives one day. Stay in school. You’re gonna get that offer and forget the last six years of school-related stress in a series of graduation parties. Don’t search for acknowledgement all the time though, you should do it mainly because it’s intrinsically rewarding. I appreciate your hard work because I know how it feels. Good luck.
P.S. – Engineering students bear a stigma of being anti-social. LOL. I’m here to tell you that is not the case whatsoever. You will see many engineering students at frat parties, games, retreats, or just chillin’ at the SU. It’s really unfair to label someone as anti-social just because they’re caught up with papers and exams, or maybe they’re just surrounded by jerks. Chances are, if you had more free time and put yourself out there, the non- student version of your personality will come through. If you really are anti-social, don’t worry about it too much, haha. Just make sure you have a stable network. Besides, things can change really really quickly later on. Lay low for a while before you blow up. Discover who really knows you well.