Why I Am An Engineer

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1. Choosing to be an Engineer was one of the easiest choices I’ve had to make in my life. I’ve grown up being told engineering is one of the best majors to have. My mom is a mechanical engineer and since day one she’s been helping me develop skills and knowledge that engineers have. I remember being in kindergarten and my mom would sit me down at the kitchen table at my grandma’s house and she taught me basic algebra. She taught me how to think critically and problem solve. She helped me in all my academic courses, and taught me math from 6th grade trough my junior year in high school. Majoring in engineering was never a question, what type was always the big question. When I was fourteen I underwent a few extensive surgeries. All though the surgeries weren’t fun to experience it peaked my interest in how the body self heals. The idea of becoming a doctor quickly crossed my mind. Junior year after my most recent surgery I came across Utah State’s engineering programs and learned of biological engineering. It seemed to fit me best. It is the perfect undergraduate degree. It has plenty of science, my favorite subject; easy path for pre-health, if I so desire to take that route; and it is a form of engineering, the best major to have. I never had resistance in becoming an engineer, if anything I had pressure to become one. It was never bad pressure, it was the kind I need and appreciate from my family, teachers, and friends. They helped me recognize my natural abilities and
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