MEET THE STUDENTS
|Yuan's Three Favorite Things about the ECE Department:
2) Research & job opportunities
3) Racial diversity
Advice to Incoming Students:
College is fun. It's a place to learn the basics of social interactions, to be free of responsibilities yet grow as an individual. Students should fully take advantage of this opportunity and participate in different events, and in the process, discover many traits about themselves. Do not be intimidated by this suddenly enlarged world, because it provides new opportunities waiting to be taken. Most importantly, learn to take the initiative.
talks about ECE @ Maryland:
"I graduated with a double major in Electrical Engineering and English with a concentration in British American Literature. I consider my ability to embrace liberal arts as much as science the greatest accomplishment of my undergraduate years. People often realize this truth far down the road when it is too late.
The professors in the ECE department were very helpful. All of them were available during office hours, and many were very good at making homework constructive. Professors were not only there for academic help; they also gave advice on career development and grad school.
I could definitely sense both a social and intellectual environment in the ECE department. The staff and the faculty were friendly to the undergraduates and there were many social events and special lectures for students to get more involved with the department.
I am proud of becoming a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. Both are engineering honor societies. Not only are they recognitions of my academic achievement, they also brought an important social aspect to my undergraduate experience.
During my time at Maryland, I learned how to effectively communicate with others, how to work with groups and individuals, and how to manage my time. My experience was not only intellectually stimulating, but the social context brought me awareness of the importance of culture and fitting in.
The location of the University enables students to gain working experience from a wide choice of tech companies, national institutions and laboratories. We are near D.C and Baltimore, two large cities with plenty of working opportunities.
Also the research network with other institutions is very extensive.
The ECE program has equipped me with the fundamental knowledge I needed to pick up the language of the work. It also trained me to develop a sense of professionalism."
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