Category: Ask an Ambassador


How to Search For, Apply To, and Get Internships

Student ambassador Sarah at an internship with Solar Turbines

How to Search For, Apply To, and Get Internships Probably one of the most common (and stressful) things college students studying engineering encounter is the prospect of an internship. An internship usually is a part-time or full-time opportunity for college students to work in a field they’re interested in, at a company they might want […]

Tips for Your First Year on Campus

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Tips for Your First Year On Campus Hi there! Is this your first year on campus? If so, welcome to Fort Collins! We’re so happy to welcome you to the RAMily and the wonderful city of FoCo! Read on for some handy tips for your first year on CSU’s campus.  More Ask an Ambassador blogs […]

Options for an Education in Biomedical Engineering

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What options do I have if I want an education in Biomedical Engineering at CSU? Hi, my name is Sarah and I am a 4th year Engineering Ambassador at CSU, studying Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering. Biomedical engineers are responsible for increasing the quality of healthcare, creating novel solutions to improve medicine, and bettering people’s lives. When I learned of biomedical engineering (BME), I […]

Tips for First Year Engineers

Two students take a selfie with the deans of engineering

Tips for First Year Engineers Hi there! Are you a first-year student? If so, welcome to CSU! We’re so happy to welcome you to the RAMily and to the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering! Read on for some handy tips for first-year engineering students.  More Ask an Ambassador blogs 12 tips for first year engineers: 1. Get […]

Best Study Spots On and Off Campus

Sami with a cup of coffee

Best Study Spots On and Off Campus By Sami Fischer Coming into college, I was amazed by how much free time and flexibility I had. However, as an engineering student, I soon discovered that “free time” often meant “study time.” Before I discovered my favorite study spots, I couldn’t figure out where I worked best or […]

Effective Study Tips for Engineers

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Effective Study Tips for Engineers Hi my name is Katy, and I am excited to share my most effective study tips! After four years of Environmental Engineering, I have realized that engineering is hard. But it is supposed to be that way. However, with the right study habits, you can make it through any exam or course! 1. Find what time you are […]

Research as an Undergraduate Student

Connor Witt, Engineering Student Ambassador

Research as an Undergraduate Student Research – is it for you and where do you start? Are you wondering what opportunities there are for research as an undergrad student at CSU? I was wondering the same thing when I first started looking at CSU. I knew that I wanted to do research, but I had […]

The Summer Experience at CSU

Group of student ambassadors with Cam the Ram

The Summer Experience at CSU Considering staying in Fort Collins over the summer and taking some classes, but not quite sure whether it’s for you? I was in the same position at the end of my first year at CSU. Read on to learn a little bit about summer session at CSU.  Cam the Ram […]

How I Studied Abroad as an Engineer

Four study abroad students in Alicante

How I Studied Abroad as an Engineer Hi Rams! My name is Kate and I am in my third year studying Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University. Last Spring (2020), I had the amazing opportunity of studying abroad in Valencia, Spain! I am here to tell you that studying abroad as an engineer can be done. Read […]

International Women in Engineering Day 2020

Imme Ebert-Uphoff and Libby Barnes at the atmospheric science campus. Photo by Bill Cotton.

It’s International Women in Engineering Day! We’re celebrating all women in engineering, from students just starting their journey to our expert researchers and beyond.