Welcome Back Students
August 23, 2010 — We are pleased that you have chosen a field of study within the
College of Engineering and Applied Science. The College's excellent
faculty and staff are dedicated to assuring that you receive the best
possible educational experience. We encourage you to take advantage of
this resource by getting to know them. Whether you have questions about
curriculum, the profession, or a particular course, their doors are
open. There is much to be learned as a result of one-on-one interaction
with the faculty.
We also encourage you to get involved in the student chapter of the professional society for your discipline or other student societies such as the ASUW Freshman Senate. It is through these professional societies and the Joint Engineering Council that you can have a voice in the policies and decisions that affect your education. Be involved by pursuing interests outside the College. Participate in one or more of the numerous clubs and activities open to all students. Involvement outside of the classroom will give you leadership, teamwork, and communications experiences that will serve you well throughout your career, in addition to resulting in lifelong friendships.
What you learn in the classroom will be greatly enhanced when you participate in one or more of the following: a research experience, an international experience, or summer internship experiences working on real-world projects. These experiences will help you develop the confidence necessary to launch a successful career in engineering or computer science. A research experience will prepare you for graduate education and give you the skills to become a lifelong learner – the ultimate goal of undergraduate education. An international experience is essential if you are to contribute to and understand the global economy in which you will live and work. And finally, an internship experience assures that you are prepared to be immediately productive in the work place upon graduation. In addition, you may want to consider involvement in the many student activities, clubs, and organizations on campus. Involvement outside of the classroom will give you leadership, teamwork, and communications experiences that will serve you well throughout your career, resulting in lifelong friendships.
Whether this is your first semester or your last semester we hope that it is successful.