Senin, 17 Desember 2012
What do you think about women in engineering? Is that sounds common, cool, not match?!
The time goes so fast. My first semester in WVU had finished, now just waiting for the result. Thanks for all the blessing God. I feel thank as a mountaineer. I learn a lot this semester, definitely learn the courses and learn to adapt. It was such a good time for the beginning of my life in the United States. Living in the different places as I grow up is a big deal for me. I spent my childhood in Mojokerto then I spent my high school in Malang and now I’m living in the US. Far away from people I love such as my family and friends is not a startle for me. Instead, when you are away from them you’ll understand how precious they are in your life. Now in the beginning of my holiday, I decided to go to my auntie’s house in New York City. I had to move out from my dorm since it was closed during holiday. So I went to NYC by bus, it takes 9 hours. I didn’t feel too tired because the bus was quite comfort and I met my friends and made new friends with other WVU students. I met some engineering students and a good girl who is my senior. She is in Honor College. She is so kind and I got a lot of information from her. Travelling to another city alone for the first time was really interesting. When I was stopped in the station, I met an old man. He seemed not okay, all I can say that he might try a bit to violate person’s belief. Well, that happen sometimes when you go to different places you will meet various kinds of people. But try to keep focus on your way, and be good to people because whenever and wherever good people go, they will always meet good people, that’s what my teacher said to me 4 years ago.
In the first semester, I’ve participated in exhibitions such as International Festival and Women and Gender Studies Exhibition. It was a fabulous experience, because I could work with many people and met new people also learned to organize.
It is my first semester in WVU. I take 16 credit hours for 6 classes which are calculus, engineering problem solving, intro to engineering, humanity, women & gender studies and philosophy. When I registered for classes many classes were full so that I had a few choices. I was really excited on my first day school as a new college student. Studying in the United States helps me broaden my mind. There are a lot of courses that I can choose. I am in industrial engineering major, there are some prerequisites courses that I have to take so that I can get into my major, but there also other courses that optional to accomplish certain objectives as General Education Curriculum ( GEC ).So I can choose and study whatever i want and make time schedule by myself. I also have a student advisor that will help me on my academics. I can take courses in class or online. I get quizzes, test, score etc online and always get connected to the university email .You can get any information like event, meeting, job opportunity etc. I can also take online classes even from another university like for summer classes. Everything seems so easy if you are connected with technology.