As my junior/senior year as a Cornell mechanical engineering major draws to a close I am looking toward the future and realizing that i am clueless. In high school my teachers said i would never last as an engineer and to a certain extent they are right; i have a 3.2 gpa which is not so hot. However i can’t seem to stop sketching and shooting photos. My design work is, I think, pretty solid considering my lack of classes…ever. I am in a painting class now and i absolutely love it.
The question quickly becomes…what next? When on co-op i realized that mechanical engineering can be engaging, but also has a very real potential to be … bad. I am starting to look more at industrial design but also architecture.
-Do i have a chance of being accepted into a good school like RISD, and what are factors I can control to better situate myself?
-Also, am i just another whacko engineer who has been pounding away at his calculator too long or do people do this a lot?