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(03-14-2017 06:49 AM)redbeard Wrote:  
(03-10-2017 05:40 AM)qwertyuiop Wrote:  I did engineering in school, had around a 3.0, and partied my ass off in the process. Very hard to get laid until I transferred when I started banging new girls at the college bars every weekend. Got pretty fucking good at game. It was my hobby other than school.

This^^

Let me clarify to any young kids reading this thread: engineering school SHOULD NOT be your source of pussy.

I hear this often on the forum and off.

"You'll never get laid if you're an engineer. There's too much work and there's no girls in any classes."

No shit.

"There's too much work" - good! The work habits, the GRIND, the mental strength I developed in college is exactly what I wanted!

Why do liberal arts degrees continue to be popular? They're easy! Change is painful, and people run away from it if possible.

In fact, engineering school could be GOOD for your game. Read this GLL article about Mr. Juxtaposition. Now you can be a dick at the bar, pour beer on girls, and when girls get to know you they'll realize you're actually an engineer and have your shit together.

On top of that, "Law 16: Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor." Engineering school is a great excuse to put girls on the back burner.

"Sorry honey I have a huge project due Friday. Come by the engineering building at 2:30 AM after you go to ladies' night and I'll bang you in the computer lab."

"There's no girls in any classes" - good! You are in class to learn. Any interaction with girls would be in a group project, where you DO NOT want girls anyway. They will waste an hour and a half organizing your spreadsheet to make it look pretty.

Great post. I'll add to this: rare is the engineer who did well in college and actually regretted it down the line. I've noticed that the only people that seem to complain about engineering are either non-engineers or people who couldn't hack it.

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To any young men reading this thread with the aptitude for physics/math and interested in engineering, go get your degree in engineering. Stack money in your 20s and set yourself up for life.

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(03-14-2017 06:49 AM)redbeard Wrote:  "There's no girls in any classes" - good! You are in class to learn. Any interaction with girls would be in a group project, where you DO NOT want girls anyway. They will waste an hour and a half organizing your spreadsheet to make it look pretty.
No girls would probably be good. But one merely attractive girl will change the social dynamics with all these Omegas who can't get laid to an extent I've never seen before.
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(03-14-2017 07:15 AM)Genghis Khan Wrote:  Great post. I'll add to this: rare is the engineer who did well in college and actually regretted it down the line. I've noticed that the only people that seem to complain about engineering are either non-engineers or people who couldn't hack it.

I actually regret doing engineering.

I do sales now and don't even use my degree. I would have banged even more girls and more importantly be 3 more years into my career (translating to six figures in savings most likely + earning potential).

I guess my case is unique though.
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(03-14-2017 09:00 AM)FlyHigher123 Wrote:  
(03-14-2017 06:49 AM)redbeard Wrote:  "There's no girls in any classes" - good! You are in class to learn. Any interaction with girls would be in a group project, where you DO NOT want girls anyway. They will waste an hour and a half organizing your spreadsheet to make it look pretty.
No girls would probably be good. But one merely attractive girl will change the social dynamics with all these Omegas who can't get laid to an extent I've never seen before.

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Do you really think omegas will flirt with hot chicks? No. They'll do favors for 5-7 girls in hopes of some action, but will never DARE talk to 8-10.
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Thanks for the input gents! I'm glad I've started down this path, and now that the factual knowledge of the separate disciplines and procedural skill in how to solve certain types of problems has been laid over the conceptual models, it's note as confusing and impossible as it once seemed. I'll have a choice between modeling and simulation, or a separate math course like discrete mathematics coming up here soon, and I want some input on which "freebie" math course would provide me the most bang for my buck. I'll already have the calculus sequence and differential equations by the time I graduate, so any input on applicable math courses would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Linear algebra comes to mind if it is not already required in your degree. Unless you are taking computer or electrical engineering then I don't see the point in Discrete math.

Linear algebra is the basis for many types of numerical simulations and modelling used in Engineering. Also, it is covered in the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which you should take no matter what if you ever want to become a Professional Engineer after working for a few years.

But if you have the choice between an extra math class and a modelling/simulation class directly tied to your major, why bother with the extra math class?? Always load up on as many classes in your major as possible; it will help you focus on stockpiling skills that will help you right out of the gate when you start a career in your chosen discipline. My opinion is that it's easy to teach yourself the basics of math because it's widely available but engineering courses are harder to self teach because every design is different and a good prof with experience in the field will be a lot more specialized than some general math prof.
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(07-25-2013 09:07 AM)BecomingMachine Wrote:  A last note on getting through school, when it comes to professors, familiarity breeds contempt. Don't remind them you were in their programming for engineers class and you made a C+ (and smoked pot before class every day). Don't show up to class too much or do all of the graded homework. Sometimes you will have to pop vyvanse and pull all nighters as a result- but they also don't remember you asking stupid fucking questions and assume your ability to pass practically via telepresence to be a mark of intelligence.

I wouldn't recommend this. In STEM fields professors are there because they're genuinely interested in their subject of study, they aren't cynical high school teachers just waiting for their next smoke break. I'm sure if you ask fifty questions each lecture and pepper the prof with emails about the homework you can probably piss him off, but acting like a slacker who's just too cool for school and can blow through the material because you're just so smart will invariably piss him off more.

Once you're in grad school the professor is even more likely to be teaching a class because that's his specialty, showing him how bored you are with his lectures and the subject material isn't going to make him like you.
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Hey TexRifle check out this thread. Hannibal, redbeard, seadog and I all seem to have good engineering info on there to help a student get through their programs.

https://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-57544...pid1397130
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My semester just started, and I'm feeling overwhelmed trying to get everything sorted out. I'm currently majoring in electrical engineering. I'm currently confused as fuck in Physics 3 and a circuits class. I want to get a handle on this before the semester really kicks into gear and I'm completely lost.

Was there anything that helped you guys out when you were particularly frustrated and confused? And how do you juggle the workload with working out, eating healthy, hanging out with people, going to college clubs, etc.?

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(09-04-2017 04:57 PM)King of Monkeys Wrote:  My semester just started, and I'm feeling overwhelmed trying to get everything sorted out. I'm currently majoring in electrical engineering. I'm currently confused as fuck in Physics 3 and a circuits class. I want to get a handle on this before the semester really kicks into gear and I'm completely lost.

Was there anything that helped you guys out when you were particularly frustrated and confused? And how do you juggle the workload with working out, eating healthy, hanging out with people, going to college clubs, etc.?

Honestly, drop an assignment every once in awhile. When push comes to shove, and you have an assignment worth 1% of your grade that's going to take more than a couple hours, just drop it. Usually the answer key is posted later, just memorize the process and move on. Most of your wasted time is going to be punching numbers into a calculator, when I worked through practice problems I hardly ever did the actual arithmetic which obviously you'd have to on an assignment

Just don't get into this habit too often, or you'll end up like I did when I 90'd my calc II final and ended up with a C+ because I dropped so many assignments

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(09-04-2017 04:57 PM)King of Monkeys Wrote:  My semester just started, and I'm feeling overwhelmed trying to get everything sorted out. I'm currently majoring in electrical engineering. I'm currently confused as fuck in Physics 3 and a circuits class. I want to get a handle on this before the semester really kicks into gear and I'm completely lost.

Was there anything that helped you guys out when you were particularly frustrated and confused? And how do you juggle the workload with working out, eating healthy, hanging out with people, going to college clubs, etc.?

Are you talking to your profs in office hours?
They will tell you whatever the hell you want to know.
Don't be afraid about bothering them, you're paying out the ass for that tuition so as long as you're limiting yourself to office hours interaction it's fine.

Pump them for every bit of info you can get.
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Quote:Honestly, drop an assignment every once in awhile. When push comes to shove, and you have an assignment worth 1% of your grade that's going to take more than a couple hours, just drop it. Usually the answer key is posted later, just memorize the process and move on. Most of your wasted time is going to be punching numbers into a calculator, when I worked through practice problems I hardly ever did the actual arithmetic which obviously you'd have to on an assignment

Just don't get into this habit too often, or you'll end up like I did when I 90'd my calc II final and ended up with a C+ because I dropped so many assignments

That sounds like terribly advice, for the exact reason you mentioned: it's too easy to make it into a habit and then rationalize it away, "oh, it's just one more assignment, what's the harm". And voila, you end up with a C.

Do NOT skip assignments. Only exception is if your class allows you to. For example, in one of my classes, the lowest 2 homework assignments didn't count. So effectively you could not do 2 assignments. In this example, you should not skip more than 2 assignments.

Quote:Was there anything that helped you guys out when you were particularly frustrated and confused? And how do you juggle the workload with working out, eating healthy, hanging out with people, going to college clubs, etc.?

Engineering is a time-intensive major. There's no way around it. You're not going to have as much free time as your non-engineering friends. Accept that and adjust.

First up: what's your priority? Getting super high grades? (Say 3.5+). Many engineers I know slugged it out in college, sacrificed some of the lifestyle, but then got really good jobs and worked on their lifestyle stuff once they were working full-time. You possibly want to consider this option.

Just being purely honest here: you can pick a hard major (engineering), set yourself up financially and career-wise and sacrifice some of the lifestyle stuff in college or pick an easier major, have a harder time getting a job afterwards and enjoy college a lot more. I can't tell you which one to pick, except I've found the sacrifices I made in college were well worth it long-term. Some of my friends on the other hand took a few more years to get back on their feet after graduating with crap grades from easier majors.

With that said, on working out, eating healthy, hanging out with people and going to college clubs:

This is a bit though to give advice on because it depends on so many things.

1. Sleep:

How many hours do you sleep per night? Some people (like myself) need 9 hours. Others seem to get by on just 5 hours. This'll make a difference.

I would quite often just nap or sleep outright in class to make up for my lack of sleep at night time. Many of my professors weren't the best lectures. More often than not, I'd get lost in lecture. And at that point, it was a better choice to sleep in class and then learn the lecture material on my own, than try to pay attention in a class I didn't understand anyway.

If possible, wake up as early as you can, get your gym time in or do readings in the morning. The early wins in the morning will make you want to continue to be productive throughout the day. I had a hard time with this, because I sleep so much. But the days I woke up early, I felt great and got lots done.

2. Campus activities:

I, for example, was in a fraternity. That was the only organization I did. I enjoyed it and it also provided the social scene. But it took up a lot of time. I also TA'ed courses, did some dancing (as a weekly hobby) and was doing research. All these things added to my schedule.

If you want to work out, eat healthy, game, etc - you can't do what I did. You'll have to pick one organization that does not have a super high time commitment, but isn't a complete BS organization. Pick one where you see a relatively easy road to being organization president or vice-president (leadership skills). Preferably one with a good guy-girl ratio, which will help with the women aspect.

3. Outsourcing to the summer:

a) some courses you can do online. I did one of these over the summer, when my schedule was lighter - as to lighten up my regular academic schedule.

b) internships are a lot of fun, especially in big cities. Focus on your grades, get a good internship and in 3 months you can do a lot of gaming that you may have otherwise skipped out on during the academic year

c) I had some friends who would go super hard workout-wise over the summer, and then mostly do maintenance workouts throughout the year. Consider this a possibility. Your progress will be slower, but it might give your some breathing room during the academic semesters.

...

You're definitely ahead of me in terms of working out, eating right and going out to meet women. I didn't focus on any of these things until I was out of college. My focus was my grades and what lay after getting that degree. It's very very easy to get distracted in college, to get comfortable in a certain GPA range, and to simply waste your time.

Stay focused. A simple trick is to take a piece of paper every Sunday and roughly plan out your week:
a) major projects/assignments/readings
b) what days you will do said projects/assignments/etc.
c) break down each task into subtasks that are manageable in 10 or 20 minutes blocks (to reduce procrastination)

And finally, if you haven't already, watch some Jordan Peterson videos on YouTube to keep you focused.

Good luck!

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Post some of your stuff here or pm me if you're struggling, I might be able to help you out.

As far as juggling different aspects of your life, this rang true for me:
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You simply might have to cut back, or take shortcuts to save yourself some time.

For instance, do all your meal prep for the week on a free day, that condenses your time spent cooking down to a few hours.

Make your workouts shorter and higher intensity, don't socialise as much when you are at the gym, so you spend less time there.

The biggest adjustment that helped for me was treating my degree like a 9-5, where your 'office hours' are spent working on your uni work, not socialising or dong other things. I personally find it difficult/impossible to do work at home, so I focus solely on course work when I'm on campus.

This makes it easier to socialise in my off-time, and not have assignments hanging over my head when I'm hanging out with friends.

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