Gina Adam
Gina Adam
PhD student, University of California at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
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  • Andrea, Los Angeles

    Added Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    I will be attending college in the fall and am stuck between two majors. I cannot decide between electrical engineering with a focus in computer engineering or computer engineering + computer science. I am more interested in software development and have taken a computer science course in high school, but I feel that electrical engineering gives me more flexibility (in terms of getting a job) yet limits my abilities to go into software. Advice?
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    Gina Adam, University of California at Santa Barbara
    Answered Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:31 PM
    Hi Andrea,
    
    I think if you work hard, you will have plenty of job opportunities in whatever area you decide. I would recommend you to go into a college program that you like, but take a few classes in areas outside your expertise. Once you learn more ...
  • Alice, Organization/City

    Added Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    I'm currently a rising senior looking into colleges and potential future majors. My family has brought up the idea of majoring in engineering numerous times but I'm not so sure about that. I feel like my math and science skills are nowhere near the levels they should be for an engineer but I do like problem solving and logic puzzles (ex. I adore sudoku). I've heard that engineering can lead to many other fields such as if I want to go more into the business side of things or possibly pursue a ...
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    Gina Adam, University of California at Santa Barbara
    Answered Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Hi Alice,

    Nice to hear that you keep engineering as an option even if you fear that your math and science are not that good.

    You are right that engineering can lead to many different fields, because it provides you so called transferable skills ...