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    How can an engineering student become a better engineer ? What are your suggestions to young engineering students.....
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    First of all, I would like to congratulate to all engineering students who made this choice for this excellent but tough career. You will meet lot of challenges on your way up. Be prepared to learn lessons everyday without any regret. Life itself is a teacher who teaches everyone everyday. For readymade experience learn from experienced people without any EGO. Few readymade points are: Being Engineer!! I have met many people who underestimate an engineer. They should know that Engineer cannot be judged by his grades or the views his HOD have for him. There are many qualities that engineer posses but might not found in his CV. Below are few of those qualities that give the engineer an extra edge. Career Scope- An engineer can become the software developer, bank manager, IAS officer, Business manager or even a BPO assistant. Values- There won't be anything called "Hot chick" in engineering college hence they understand their value and start respecting every girl. Working under pressure- Even though he (might have) never experienced "one night stand" ever but he knows how to survive examinations via "one night studies" Determination- Engineers love to sleep, but they never go to bed early. Nights are not made to be spent sleeping, the lecture is. Meticulous- Engineers are not lazy they are just highly motivated to procrastinate. Kindness- Engineers love everybody, apart from their faculty, project head, Deans, scientists, the new boyfriend of their ex-girlfriends, authors of their curriculum books, power cutoffs and slow internet. Team Work- Team Projects and group seminars might have failed to teach them this quality but mass-bunks and proxy attendance will surely teach the value of teamwork. Maturity- Engineers get to know that world is full of dishonest people when they join the college just because they have read the words like lavishing infrastructure, supporting faculty, 100% placements in their college brochures. Also when they get to know that girl's photo they saw on brochure doesn't exist. Network and relations- None of the relatives or any friend's mom ask them before but once they graduate everyone calls them at their home (so that they can fix their table fans, mixers or radio transistors). They recognize people with the mobile phone they carry and their laptop configurations rather than their names or faces. Fast learning- Even highly qualified faculty might have failed in teaching them a topic, but he will remember every word of it when his friend dictates it before entering the examination hall. Learn by Fun- Playing tic tac toe during class, late night counter strike tournaments, watching T20 with friends and completing Angry birds stages during lab sessions gave engineers more competence than any other sport. Sacrifice- Two engineers saw a hot chick in the mall, first reaction: ABE dekh be, Gazab !! second reaction: Jaane de yaar aukat ke bahar hai. Engineers also sacrifice their clean shaved look, to look more hard-working during exams for self-motivation. Resource management- Engineers know that a 3G connection and 4Gb pen drive is the first requirement before preparing for practical exams. Engineers know the value of every single bar in Wifi connectivity symbol and phone batteries. Staying Healthy- Engineers never compromise with their health, they stay fit and immune due to a regular dosage of Maggi and backed-samosa. Having food at Punjabi Dhaba and tea at extra-(un)hygienic Gumti is the part of their diet. Engineering is not just a degree... it teaches you the way of living life like a warrior. Engineering gives a perception and attitude. It teaches you the survival.
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    Here are some tips for Mechanical Engineers (No site preferences): -Focus on the fundamentals of engineering and practice it (Relate those concepts to real-world examples and try solving it; the problem doesn't have to be Nobel). - It's easier to get lured by fascinating UI in commercial programs and software, and think that you are now capable of solving complex problems. But mind you, running a black box without a bit of idea on what's happening can lead to a disaster. So, dig into fundamentals, read and understand the manuals, understand your problem, figure out the ways to deal with such problems from past literature {"If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants"-Issac Newton (Copied)}. This is true, for example, most of the time you might be trying it wrong and other's might have already found it and warned. So take the literature review seriously and stand on the shoulders of past researchers and solvers. Think of uncertainties in modeling and try to quantify them. Then use your engineering judgment for failsafe. - Textbooks are always the best friend. Try to read (Basic to advanced) in your field of interest and as many as you can. - Whichever language you prefer will work to solve problems in Mechanical engineering (It does not have to be the trending, C (structured) and C++(object-oriented) will work), the reason why I am saying this is don't waste your time to learn all the languages out there (if you know, it's an asset for sure) if you are a Mechanical Engineer, you are a problem solver for Machines, you are thought to be dealing with basic conservation laws, classical mechanics for most of the part, and quantum mechanics will be an asset for the future, so the computer language should be the second options (Learn only if you have to face such a situation like, in the industry or if the machine you are dealing with needs it; it should not be a big deal). - Try to have fun sometimes...it's easier for a mechanical engineer to get lost in the details of its own vast universe. Dealing with site problems could be different... Cheers!

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