Category: Orientation and First Year Students


5 Non-Academic Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a University

Student ambassador Katy Rodriguez as a first year at the Oval

5 Non-Academic Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a University Hello everyone! My name is Katy, and I am a fourth-year student studying Environmental Engineering with a minor in International Development. Hopefully, you found your way to my blog because you are trying to pick which university you want to attend, just like I was […]

What Does Being an Engineering Student Ambassador Look Like?

The engineering student ambassador team with their mascot, Walter

What Does Being an Engineering Student Ambassador Look Like? Do you want to make a positive impact on someone’s life? Do you love talking to people and sharing excitement? Do you enjoy the field of engineering and being a part of a team? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then an engineering student ambassador […]

Productivity Apps and Items for the Everyday Engineer

Outreach and Equity Coordinator Claudia Hernandez works with student ambassador Camille Milo in the Engineering Success Center, January 2020

Productivity Apps and Items for the Everyday Engineer Hey folks! My name is Camille Milo, and I am a fifth year studying Biomedical / Chemical and Biological Engineering. As an engineering student, or really a student in general, productivity is the name of the game! Here is a list of my favorite productivity apps and […]

The Differences Between Civil and Environmental Engineering

Difference between civil and environmental engineers meme

The Differences Between Civil and Environmental Engineering Hello everyone! My name is Katy, and I am a fourth-year student studying Environmental Engineering. Hopefully, you found your way to my blog because you are trying to determine the difference between Civil and Environmental Engineering and which one to pick, just like I was doing four years ago! Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering At […]

A Love Letter to Biomedical Engineering: Why I Chose BME

Michelle at a computer doing research

A Love Letter to Biomedical Engineering: Why I Chose BME Hello there, reader. My name is Michelle Hefner and I am a fourth-year student in Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering here at CSU. The impact of BME Imagine having the power to make a difference in millions of people’s lives around the world by innovating […]

How to Build Your Schedule for Engineering Exploration Week

Students walking on Colorado State University's campus

How to Build Your Schedule for Engineering Exploration Week Engineering Exploration Week for Spring 2021 is coming up! Here’s how to attend. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Engineering Exploration Week is February What is Engineering Exploration Week? Engineering Exploration Week (EEW) is a week-long virtual event that will […]

Battling Digital Burnout

Sami with Cam the Ram

Battling Digital Burnout Achieving balance has always been a challenge, even before the COVID-19 pandemic gave the term “work-life balance” a whole new meaning. I certainly don’t claim to be an expert in battling digital burnout and finding that perfect balance in this newly virtual world. I too experience feelings of apathy, short attention span, and […]

Why I Decided to Stay In-State for College

Kate Boyd in front of the Flatirons

Why I Decided to Stay In-State for College Hi all! My name is Kate, and I am a third-year student studying Chemical and Biological Engineering. Today I’m happy to share with you why I decided to stay in state for college. First off, I hail from Boulder, Colorado. If you know anything about Colorado schools, you know […]

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

A student looks into a microscope

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 […]