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1 Keys to Success in Engineering Study
ECET 1000 Orientation

2 What makes the difference?
Poorly prepared students have succeeded Few reliable predictors for success Earning a college degree is a major undertaking You need to plan, implement, and stick to it Highly qualified students have failed The best schools, the best grades, the best backgrounds Didn’t stick it out

3 Three Factors That Lead to Success
Determination – don’t give up! Effort – work hard (but, play hard, too) Approach – work smart

4 Determination Firmness of purpose
The goal of graduating in engineering technology The importance of goal setting How can you expect to get somewhere if you don’t know where to go? Making the goal really important is the real challenge. We learn more from our failures then we do from our successes.

5 Learning to Overcome Adversity
You must be willing to risk failure. You must passionately hate failure. Persistence is a necessity, just as is the willingness to acknowledge defeat and move on. A measure of your potential to succeed is how you handle adversity.

6 Effort Ability vs. Effort. Effort is both time and energy.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Effort is both time and energy. Like distance = rate x time. Your success is in your control. You passed our entrance criteria – we think you have the ability.

7 Approach Becoming a master student.
You need to spend time playing the game. And you must spend time learning about it. Requirements to become an engineering technologist. You are one when you get the degree. You must pass the courses. You must pass the homework, labs, and exams.

8 Approach Easier said than done Learn how to be effective as a student
Get your life situation together Develop a high level of commitment and motivation Know why you want to be an engineering technologist Learn how to be effective as a student

9 Models for Viewing Your Education
No deposit, no return. When you avoid learning, you are only working against yourself. Enhancing the quality of your education. What is the purpose of my education? What should I know when I graduate? How do I know if I am getting an excellent education? How can I enhance the quality of my education? Will I have the knowledge and skills to get a job?

10 Take Every Opportunity To Learn
Classroom Professional societies Student groups Professors Graduates

11 Attributes Model An ability to think critically and solve problems.
Good technical skills. A strong work ethic. Good skills in interpersonal relationships. An appreciation of the free enterprise system. Computer literacy.

12 Student Involvement Model
“The amount of physical and psychological energy that the student devotes to the academic experience.” Involvement is up to you. Measures of student involvement. Time and energy devoted to studying. Time spent on campus. Participation in student organizations. Interaction with faculty members. Interaction with other students.

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