Halfway Through: What I Have Learned

Grafton blogby Grafton Conger, Mechanical Engineering '23


I am close to finishing my second year as mechanical engineering major here at Lamar. There have definitely been many challenges that have been thrown our way as Lamar students ranging from hurricanes to a major global pandemic. During my time here, I have learned different social skills, better study habits, and honed in on my time management. Here are a few of my tips for how to survive and thrive as an engineering student.


Don't be afraid to ask One of the biggest things that I have learned is to never be afraid to ask your professors a question. Growing up, I was always told that once you get to college professors would not be as willing to answer questions. However, I have come to realize that it has been the exact opposite. Professors love when their students are putting in the effort to learn the material and ask questions.


Stay on top of your studies I have also learned that by staying on top of things, you will have more free time in the long run. You will also learn the material better.


Get out there! Lastly, I have learned to not just sit around and wait for opportunities to come to you. The more involved you make yourself, the more friends and connections you will make. This will lead to more opportunities and overall just a better college experience.