Angela Beling posted 5 months ago
Wondering who to contact about potentially changing my major?

8 Comments

  • Elle Meinholz

    Elle Meinholz 5 months ago

    Hi Angela,

    You should contact your Admission Counselor Dan Meiser. He can change your major for you and adjust your Fall schedule accordingly. 

    Elle
  • Dan Meiser

    Dan Meiser 5 months ago

    Hi Angela,

    I can definitely help you out.  What were you thinking?

    Dan
  • Angela Beling

    Angela Beling 5 months ago

    Dan,
    I was wondering if I could do a combination of materials science/green engineering and international business?
    Thank you for your time!
    Angela
  • Dan Meiser

    Dan Meiser 5 months ago

    Are you thinking Mechanical Engineering?  As for double majoring I would wait until private college week and talk with your advisor before making a final decision.  If you are uncertain of exactly what you want to do you may want to wait until you get here and during welcome week you can talk with faculty and figure out exactly what you want.  Materials falls under Mechanical Engineering and the environmental is more under our Civil Engineering program.  Let me know what you want me to do or if you just want to wait until you get here.

    Dan
  • Angela Beling

    Angela Beling 5 months ago

     

    Dan,

     

    Thank you for the e-mail! I was just looking for a way to contact you so this is very convenient.

         Originally I had wanted to do Architectural Engineering. My two goals were so that I could help make buildings better for the environment, and also that I want to volunteer for the Peace Corps and work with companies around the world. I've been noticing lately that I really enjoy working with people. I teach swimming lessons, lifeguard, babysit, and work in retail, and I love working with a wide variety of people. I'm fluent in Spanish and I'm working my way at German and Mandarin Chinese. I find other cultures fascinating and I love learning about them, that's why I thought of International Business. I'm still interested in Civil or Architectural Engineering, but I would like more security in knowing that the possibilities of future jobs won't be limited to just the United States. 

         I know this is a HUGE difference and I'd really like more guidance with this decision.

    Thank you for your time and help!

     

    Angela Beling

  • Dylan Sobczak

    Dylan Sobczak 5 months ago

    Hi Dan,

     

    This is Dylan, I take it you intended this email to go to Angela.

  • Dan Meiser

    Dan Meiser 5 months ago

    Angela, I think Devon Searfoss who is in the building an infrastructure department could steer you in the right direction.
  • Devon Searfoss

    Devon Searfoss 5 months ago

    Hi Angela,

    I'm glad to hear that you are interested in Architectural or Civil Engineering. I'm sorry for the long wait for the response. You can definitely work anywhere in the world. The more languages you know, the more versatile you can be. There are many international companies that you could work for. Many do work around the world. I know that German is a great language to know for engineering practices. So, yes you can definitely work outside the United States. Let me know if you have any more questions.

    Devon