Engineering Student Life | Engineering Tips | 10 Tips & Facts | Engineering Student Problems


This is one of the most common questions that
I see on the Internet about student engineering. Does GPA actually matter. How much should companies look at it. Is it important do I put it on my resume. So let’s jump bring in this video right now. Hey 1% nation, I’m Jake Voorhees and you were
watching episode 037 of the 1% engineer show where we empower young engineers to rise to
the top 1% of their career. So again this question comes up so launched
on Reddit Quora other types of engineering and college blogs. Does GPA actually matter? Do I need to get a 4.0. Do I need to get a 3.5. Should I put it on my resume. And the answer is yes and no but really the
core answer is No. So first let’s talk general theory and then
we can look at some studies then we can look at some media on this matter. But the reality is that a 4.0 is actually
a scary thing for a job employer. A lot of negative connections are made when
you have such a strong GPA for example the employer may think that you are less social
and you were just a bookworm so it actually makes you look bad to have a 4.0 so strong
area of GPA is to aim for as 3.0 and higher. Now if you want to go to graduate school if
you want to go to medical school or law school after university then you certainly need to
get a higher GPA because that’s a good way to weed people out. So consider that if you know that master’s
degree or MBA or law is in your future some engineering students take law after undergrad
then you definitely should be getting a 3.5 or higher. It is so so so competitive and get into grad
programs and that’s just an easy way to X people out. What Engineering Employers what engineering
companies are actually looking for is somebody who is ambitious outside of the classroom
someone who is standing out by being a member of clubs by being a leader in an engineering
society like A.S.C. or robotics society or some mechanical engineering society and someone
who is volunteering and someone who is maybe participating in some hobby at an advanced
level like intramural club team or something like that. But will people really want is well-balanced
individuals well-balanced humans to become a part of their team. People who are going to get along with other
people who are going to be able to communicate who are not going to be absolute anti-social
bookworms and just stay in the dorm over the weekends and study and get that for finals. Let’s look at some studies of this topic and
see what the experts have to say. Donald Hoyt from the university of Nebraska
did a study connecting GPA to adult performance in the workplace. And we’re going to take a look at what those
engineering studies resulted in five of them were specifically for engineering students
and four out of the five found it inconclusive that GPA has an indication on your salary. And the last one of those five used some inconclusive
assumptions. They pretty much threw that one out. So there’s not as much connection to the GPA
you received and how much money you’re going to make in the professional world. Google doesn’t even ask for GPA for their
applicants. They fully admit that that is an absolute
poor indication of a quality engineer of a call or the person to join the Google team. They also say that the way you test for exams
is total garbage. So those are some quotes about that. I also want to point out a Forbes article
that was released and specifically talks about how they would rather have someone with a
3.2 who was working full time on the side or was treasurer of some student organization
compared to somebody who say has a 3.9 with no experience and no extra curriculars so
if you’ve already gone where you look at engineering forms you look at student forums you will
see the vast majority of people contributing to this conversation on the Internet agree
they do not think that GPA is a pure indicator of success in job placement for success in
your career road. Success in the workplace. So keep that in mind guys you really want
to have a balance University future. If you were a crazy bookworm and striving
for 4.0 last year or you believe that that has to be the case for you this year or in
all of your years as an engineering student is totally false. You want balance you want to be involved in
a bunch of stuff on the side you want to make sure that you’re always honing your communication
your networking your professional development skills not just getting good grades and study
so they study in the book so go out there and join that team join that society network
Go to events go to as many job fairs as possible meet people. It’s all about who you know. Anyways I have only ever gotten job opportunities
and offers based on existing relationships with engineers that I knew about it wasn’t
about grades it wasn’t even about what I knew or what I had done before that application. It
was somebody that I knew somebody who had a connection with because of a position I
held previously. So definitely keep this stuff in line guys
for all of
your future classes. Let one percent
nation know what you think about GPA and engineering in
the comments below. Thanks for watching this video guys. If you enjoyed it consider subscribing because
I released videos on Wednesdays and Saturdays. And lately a little bit more often for engineering
career success engineering students success. So you can rise to
the top 1 percent of your engineering field. Thanks for watching the
one percent engineer show guys stay hungry on your quest to become a 1% engineer, cheers!

100 thoughts on “Engineering Student Life | Engineering Tips | 10 Tips & Facts | Engineering Student Problems

  1. I’m a current Math major in Calc 2 as well as other related courses, and I more than believe everything you said here seeing as the hairline has seen better days. Lol.

  2. Im going to be doing electrical engineering starting in 2019 fall. I’m kind of scared that the physics will be really tough. Can anybody who went through ee tell me about their physics classes are like? Thanks!

  3. He is right about time management. I love working out and spend my weekends with my boyriend (studying lol). Time management is key. I am double majoring in Applied Mathematics and Biomedical Engineer 🙅

  4. I realized really late I wanted to be an engineer, but I am now determined to get there, and would like a copy of your book.

  5. My teacher is the author of our txt book and he literally is trying to fail us… I feel like im so close yet so far away from getting the magical paper..

  6. I'm on the concrete canoe team at my university and it was probably the greatest decision of my life. I'm not even a Civil Engineering Major, I'm actually a Chemical Engineering Major!

  7. May I request some math studying tips since you've said that engineering requires a lot of math subjects and unfortunately I'm not good at it. Thanks in advanced 🙂

  8. Is the background music in the beginning a remix of the instrumental from one of Epik High’s/Tablo’s music????

  9. Going into computer engineering this fall and I don’t think I’ll be following through with it… In high school I really didn’t like studying and I couldn’t even imagine putting 3+ hours for every class every week studying. It sounds too overwhelming even though I do believe I could do it, it’d be torture for 4 years with barely scraping by.

  10. Hi! I am the student of mechanical engineering 2nd semester and I am facing alot of prblms in my subjects like thermo and statics can u plz give me some idea how to study these types of subjects.

  11. I am a football player I goes to fau and i am a civil engineer major. Playing football and became an engineer is not easy i have not time to myself buts its a pretty cool field to work in. I am going into my second year of school and need sometimes on studying.

  12. I was majoring in chemical engineering and I tell you guys it’s no joke. It’s all about interest. If you are not interested you will not give you studies the right amount of time. I am now majoring in a double degree in business and commerce and doing great because I’m interested. I hope this helped someone!

  13. Im currently a 22 year old, 5 years out of high school, I recently applied to a community college for engineering, my math skills are not high, at all, so much that I have to take a math refresher course my first year, I don't know too much about math, I was never a math whiz in high school either, I was a real slacker, But as ive grown more into an adult and ive been realizing more and more on how much math interests me, as of right now I have so much determination to make my life better into doing what I actually wanna do, instead of working a full time job as a warehouse worker, I am expecting major struggle through college, But I am prepared for a life change, lol I don't know if anyone will see this comment, But thanks for these tips, It just makes me more determined to do this.

  14. That graphic you showed at 5:08? That's for my college, Oklahoma State University. I'm a freshman Electrical Engineering student, and the one piece of advice I would give to high school students considering engineering is: take AP classes, especially STEM ones. They will prepare you for college. Even if you don't get credit from the AP test, the material will seem familiar and you'll do much better with it in college for having seen it at least once in high school.

  15. hi im a new subscriber and planning to take mechanical engineer because im really into cars and i love your vids it did boost me up because this what i want i literally can learn everything this is the future course i say… but i have to step up my math. i really want a copy sir can yoy send me at my email [email protected] thank you very much will watch all your vids rn 😁🤙

  16. To be fair, I've just finished my first year in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and this list is really accurate. However, "Engineering Industry" is a ridiculously easy class.

  17. So does this mean I wont be able to have a full time job, and go to school for engineering?

  18. i’m currently a senior in high school and i’m planning to major in chemical engineering!! can i have a copy of your book please ?!!

  19. In my country the median time students need to graduate as engineers is 7 years, how the hell do Americans do it in 4?

  20. lol, I need 180 credits for my Bachelor's degree in mechanical eng in Germany in 3 years, so around 30 credits a semester xD I always wondered why American eng student vloggers only had such few classes
    Alright, just realized that the Americans use different credits, converted I just have 18 credits per semester

  21. I Want to mayor in mecatronic engineering and I really want to know what to expect when I graduate. Btw I start in September!

  22. I’m planning on studying bio engineering next year in KU Leuven university (Belgium) I’m interested in your ebook as well!

  23. Im freshmen collage and im taking the course of civil engineering this video inspired me so much thankyouuuuu and more advices and more vids, from Philippines ❣️🤘

  24. I am taking intro to engineering with trig in fall on top of other GE courses. I live in Huntington Beach, Ca. I am using GI Bill thankfully. Nice video!

  25. I literally sucked at math. Not to brag but my specialty is at science. But i do really like to pursue Civil Engineering. The problem is that i really suck at math. What should i do?🥺

  26. Thanks for the video. My son just started his Freshman year in college for Engineering. He is great at Math. He was in STEMS in Middle School and the MAGNET program in High School. Graduated with highest honors and Magnet Distinction. I know that College will be challenging though. This gives me a good idea of what it will be like for him. 🙂 I can imagine how proud you are to say you are an Engineer. I am proud to say my son is going to be an Engineer! 🙂 Thanks again!

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