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Engineering Student: Time Management

  1. Apr 18, 2008 #1
    Well , I'll be going to college next fall for engineering, and I'm pretty confident that I'll do well. My only issue is this "leadership community" I've enrolled myself into, which I will be starting my first semester. It's just a separate residence hall that is exclusive to the members, and basically all that it includes is being on a Major events committee, and organizing the happenings on campus. I did it because I figured it would look good when I was applying for a job(or at least an internship). But after making my schedule for next semester, I realize how much time commitment my classes will really take. This leadership group has frequent meetings and I think it might mess with my grades. Should I stick with this? Has anyone heard of an engineering(or other science/math major) joining a group that takes up so much time? And if I do decide to drop out of this(because theres still time, but not much for me to get out and be guaranteed housing elsewhere) would it be right? I've already sent in the confirmation mail weeks ago, so they are under the impression I will be doing it.
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  3. Apr 18, 2008 #2
    I know some engineering students who have part time jobs (30 hours a week or more, not sure about the exact amount of hours) and they say it's really hectic. Not to mention the fact that they have no time for anything else like a social life. But these people have no choice because they need the money.

    So if being on the committee is something you really want to do, you can probably do it. Just don't expect to have too much of a social life on the side.
  4. Apr 18, 2008 #3
    I'd say stick it out. If you're dedicated to doing well you have a good chance. Most of your first semester classes will be introductory and not take too much time.
  5. Apr 19, 2008 #4
    Engineering ramps up in difficulty at around 3rd year usually, right now you're on easy street in comparison.
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