Temi Ogunnoiki

Engineer(ING Major)

Welcome back reader,



Thought I'd begin this post with a little joke.

Don't judge me. I think puns are a genius idea. Now, about my title. I put the rest in parentheses because people tend to refer to engineering majors as engineers, even though we aren't...yet.

Now that I have set the stage with my nerdy puns, I have a story to tell.

When I was a little girl, I never thought I’d want be an engineer. I mean, my dad is one, but I had no idea what they did. But I could relate to the girl below when I understood what calculus was.

For some of you, you’re wondering the same thing! What do engineers really do? They do almost everything, from building bridges to picking the type of light bulb to use in your house. As it came close to the time to go to college, I couldn’t find a better fit; it was either math or engineering. I couldn’t study math because it always bugged me that I couldn’t actualize the concepts I was learning, so ENGINEERING it was.

Honestly, I was scared. Being a “natural energy saver,” I asked myself, Am I really up to the task? But I found out if you enjoy what you’re doing, it can’t be as hard as people claim. Don’t get me wrong, engineering is taxing, mainly because it is VERY time consuming, but I believe if I was a religion major, I’d probably be doing a lot of work too!

Still, as I was advised in ENGINEERING 101,  two heads are always better than one. In this case, five heads are better than one. Meet the members of my “engi-nerdy support group."


But why engineering? Like many of you, I want to be a world changer, and the only practical way I could think of doing it was through engineering. Also, my mum thought it was the best fit.

Calvin engineering is a totally awesome program, mainly because it gives you two years to decide what type of engineering you want to do! It gives you a feel of what the different types of engineering are like and then lets you decide. Could it get better? YES. They also offer opportunities to go abroad to places like Germany, Cambodia, Ethiopia and so on, to participate in real projects and see how things work. SUPER COOL. Plus, for every engineering class you get a design project, and this one time we made water rockets, which was a lot of fun!

One day, I hope to be an amazing electrical engineer, with all my safety gear changing the world one microchip at a time. But for now, I'm going to keep on pressing.

Till next time,

Enjoy your weekend!