By: Hunter Huey
The entirety of the All-Akron Student Engineering Program has been a great help in figuring out my future. Before joining the program, I was not entirely sure of what career path I wanted to take. Engineering has always been in the back of my mind as an option, but for the past few years I have been aiming to go into the field of forensic science. The problem with both options was that I did not know much about them. I knew that there are very few openings in forensics, and I assumed that engineering would be the same. I wasn’t even sure what either field did on a day to day basis. Weighing everything I knew at the time, I decided to stay on the path of forensic science, but that all changed when I joined this program.
Although I was a late addition to the program, I was still able to learn plenty from the meetings and sessions that were held before the internships had begun. I was shown just how vast and widespread the umbrella of engineering was. I learned that there were countless engineering firms all over Akron with multiple types of engineering in them. There were meetings with people from all these firms that we were able to talk with us and explain what kind of work they do on a day-to-day basis. I couldn’t get the full experience that was initially offered, but what I was shown has set me on the track with my career as an engineer. The only major thing that I have to figure out now, is what specific field of engineering I want to go with, but that should hopefully be solved with my internship and where I will be able to explore different types of engineering.