Stephanie Valenzeula asked Amy Betz, Kansas State University AddedFriday, November 10, 2017 at 9:43 AM Why did you choose to become a mechanical engineer? Related to Choosing a Degree, Communication Skills, Engineering Branches, Engineering Skills, Internships & Jobs, Mechanical, Preparation for College, Work Environment, Working with People Reset Sort By Default Amy Betz , Kansas State University Answered Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 12:20 PM I did not know I wanted to be a Mechanical Engineering right away. In high school I thought I wanted to study science and arts. When I had my first college interview, I learned that engineering would be a great way to combine my creative and scientific interests. I still wasn’t fully convinced. In hindsight, I might not have really believed in myself. At first I went to community college. After two years of courses, I finally transferred to a four year college to start my degree in engineering.