Benito Meija
Pre Engineering, Community College of Aurora

I would trace my interest in Engineering back to my early childhood and my fascination with legos and design. As a kid, the concept of drawing and designing always fascinated me, therefore I tried to take as many STEM-related classes as I could. I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in engineering but did not know what type. However, recently I have been learning more about what Industrial Engineering has to offer and it’s safe to say that I have found the one. What makes Industrial Engineering so intriguing to me is the fact that it consists of multiple fields such as Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications, and Power Engineering. By working in overlapping fields, I will be able to branch out and work on multiple projects to solve modern-day problems, rather than just one. I do not want to limit myself, I want to expand my boundaries and tackle the world’s problems from a new perspective, and I feel like Engineering as a whole will help me accomplish that.