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Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip

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kfield
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Midwest Universities
kfield   7/24/2014 4:30:09 PM
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Did you visit the University of Minnesota? That's where I got my undergrad engineering degree and I loved the campus vibe. The only drawback is the winter!!!!

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rishabhnm   7/25/2014 10:38:27 PM
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Unfortunately I didn't visit the University of Minnesota, but I'm sure it's a great place!

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kfield   7/27/2014 12:35:44 PM
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@rishabhnm "Unfortunately I didn't visit the University of Minnesota, but I'm sure it's a great place!"

Yes it is. And I assure you that the students there are not spending all their time in the library! There's plenty to do, ice skating, ice hockey, ice castle building, etc. :-)

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Bert22306   7/29/2014 4:11:46 PM
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Wasn't the U of Minnesota the one featured in that movie some time ago, where a Danish prince went there because it was the university featured in some "coeds gone wild" video?

Of sorry, that was Wisconsin. "The Prince and Me."

 

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kfield   7/29/2014 4:36:52 PM
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@Bert 22306 "Wasn't the U of Minnesota the one featured in that movie some time ago, where a Danish prince went there because it was the university featured in some "coeds gone wild" video?

Of sorry, that was Wisconsin. "The Prince and Me."

 

LOL on that Bert. Most famous movie set in Minnesosta (though not hte "U") is Fargo.

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betajet   7/29/2014 4:55:50 PM
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Bert said: Oh sorry, that was Wisconsin. "The Prince and Me."

Since I grew up in Wisconsin, I thought I'd check this.  According to the locations page at IMDB, The Prince and Me was filmed in Canada, Denmark, and Prague.  But not actually in Wisco.  Sigh.

For an authentic University of Wisconsin -- Madison experience, you can't beat Rodney Dangerfield's Back to School (1986), with Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Sam Kinison, and a cameo by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.  Of course the outdoor diving pool was not filmed in Mad City.  Not much point in building a swimming pool you can't use for half the year.

 

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College Visits
JanineLove   7/29/2014 5:26:41 PM
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I didn't attend any of these universities, but have visited many. Excellent choices all. I loved the "feel" of Michigan's campus. I suspect Rishabh will not be going to Cornell! This is a great perspective piece, I am going to share it with our local robotics team members--many of whom are future engineers too.

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Brings back memories
TaraislLove   7/30/2014 8:10:11 AM
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Oh, you got my interest with Cornell University. Huge Harry Potter fan here.  But seriously, it's a life-deciding decision for any student. I've met guys, who were displeased with their choice of the University to the point they threw it. Myself, I was a rather absent-minded student and constantly had to use services like http://dissertationwritinglab.com/ to stay afloat. But I've made it till the very end and do not regret years I've spent a bit. Although it would be nice to go back and see how the place changed trough these years.

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rishabhnm   7/31/2014 10:14:22 AM
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Cornell is certainly a great college and I would love to be there. It's just a little different from other colleges in the sense that it gives more of a "country" feeling with the horseback riding nearby and a lot of nature surrounding the campus. I can imagine it being calming at times and a little boring at other times. The harry potter campus though was pretty cool.  

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junko.yoshida   7/31/2014 9:38:58 PM
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Interesting observation by a future engineer. I am curious how much of those college road trip (actually visiting the campuses) will eventually become a deciding factor for which college candidates want to attend.

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