Temi Ogunnoiki

why I chose my major

If I got a penny for every time I have been asked this question, maybe I would have about $600 dollars precisely. So, I thought I would share the story and hopefully this reduces the number of times I am asked. 

This would literally be me.

This would literally be me.

I'm not going to give you a basic story of how I always loved math and science. Actually my story is quite the opposite. I really wanted to be a lawyer, why? 'Cause I loved history and all the stories that were told. I enjoyed stories really, so I thought I could be a lawyer. Thinking about it now, I really have no idea why I thought that was a perfect correlation, because clearly I am more math inclined.

Anyway, I argued with my mum over a whole summer on which direction to take until she finally convinced me that engineering was for me, and I just found it too daunting to admit. 

I have to admit though, I was always fascinated by how little pieces of metal on a circuit board could cause things to light up. I was always so excited to help my dad out with little projects, especially ones that involved soldering. (He's and electrical engineer as well.)  

Oh, what joy!

Oh, what joy!

My reaction when I get a perfect bubble and remember not to burn myself!

My reaction when I get a perfect bubble and remember not to burn myself!

Electrical engineering isn't all about soldering; it has a lot of this, too:

Yes, circuit boards. Lol.

Yes, circuit boards. Lol.

On a more serious note, I chose engineering because I felt it would be the easiest way for me to make my impact on the world, no matter how small. Plus, it pays the bills when college is done.

-Temi.