Electrical engineering is a great choice to study. It is an in-demand career therefore at the end of your course you should find an excellent job. Employers like people with open minds who are willing to bring their fresh knowledge to work alongside their older, more experienced, colleagues.
This type of knowledge is needed everywhere in the world. You can travel and get well-paid for work at the same time. And the best thing of all? There are new ideas and concepts in this field happening all the time. It will never be a boring, same old-same old career, unless that is what you want.
So all you have to do is get through the course and you are on your way. That is the hard part. The assignments come thick and fast. You can feel like you are drowning in work.
How to organize your homework
- Get an academic calendar wallchart. Write down your assignments as you receive them. Use a highlighter on the due dates. If you get the assignments done in order of due dates, then you might still have time for a social life as well.
- Find a study buddy. Or a study group from your class. You not likely to be the only person who is struggling with the work. In a group, everyone will bring a different angle to the assignment. Working as a team is great practice for your career as many companies will need people who can work both independently and with a group.
- Make sure you access the help your class teacher can offer. He or she will have a list of office hours. Make an appointment.
- Here’s a tip: once you have worked out how to work through the problem do not just stop with the assigned work – do extra questions from the text book to make sure you fix the solution in your head. You will need to be able to build on what you already know so do not leave any potential lack of understanding to undermine your progress.
- Make sure you know why an answer is right before moving on.