How did engineering change your life?

posted by Cynthia, Darien, IL on November 28, 2012

Answer by Mrs. Deya Riojas Glover

Becoming an engineer completely changed my life around 360 degrees. I was a single mother who was struggling financially to raise my two kids. I knew that wasn't a life for me or my children so I was determined to change that. My kids were 3 and 4 years old when I enrolled in college; therefore, they saw me study for all my exams for the next 5 years. When my kids saw me graduate they cried and hugged me...they were so proud. After I got my degree, my life was different. Not only do I have a great steady job, but I can actually pay my bills now. It's not all about the money but it surely helps!