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Courtney McConnell

COURTNEY MCCONNELL SHARES FIVE TIPS ON HOW TO BE A MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Meet Courtney McConnell of Irish-American lineage. Courtney is a Hollywood girl currently studying to be a mechanical engineer at CalTech Pomona.

Almost at graduation, Courtney shares five tips on what it takes to make it as a mechanical engineer from the Entertainment Capitol of The World.

On redefining fun: I hit the books instead of the clubs.

On discovering one’s inner Hollywood geek factor: I have to like long hours at the library.

On making life count in one’s career: I want to contribute to society in a way that will be technologically evident for future generations.

On opting to be a smart scientific girl: Bridging change as a woman in this industry, is something I’m totally committed to being a part of. You have to be present to make change.

On ‘what drives your passion’ to be an engineer? For any engineer that is a multi-faceted question. I do want to contribute to science, and I do want to pave a way for other women coming behind me, and I also am passionate because I am proud of myself and I really think education is really, really important in science and technology. These are some factors that fuel me to be me, when pursuing mechanical engineering. In engineering it’s all about having the right fuel. That’s where we’re heading in thinking green technology and I love that green technology focus in my study and work. It’s definitely hot.

Courtney’s self-confidence comes across very graciously. She’s going to be a star of the engineering field.

[Thanks Court!).

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.27.11~


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