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The metabolism of the engineer’s mindset

Passion and diligence are the secrets in order for an undergraduate student to successfully complete his studies in time in the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA. Only in this way, he will be able to reap the benefits that this School offers.

Everyone knows that the majority of Greek undergraduate students mainly focus on the exams and hardly study during the semester. As a result, at the end of it, they are exhausted both physically and psychologically, so they aren't ready for the best possible start in the new semester and are caught in a vicious circle.

The most significant is someone to attend his courses, even the less organized, and be diligent (completing their project on time, succeeding in final exams). This should be his creative daily routine, his way of living. Then, exams will be nothing else than a piece of cake.

The reason is mainly biological and then psychological.

You can't become an engineer by studying only for the time the semester lasts.

It is a matter of information assimilation within a human brain, as it similarly happens in the case of stomach. It is important to have many meals in little amounts throughout the day, instead of a heavy one, which slows down the metabolism.

In a respective way, the mental metabolism or else the metabolism of the engineer's mindset, as I love to call it, may be slowed down. The undergraduate student must daily offer small amounts of information to his mental metabolism.

Diligence during the semester is not necessarily something difficult, boring or stressful, but exactly the opposite. A diligent student becomes day after day more acknowledged of his scientific field, obtains a more engineering mindset and has a remarkable progress.

To conclude, I cite a quotation of the Alexandrian poet.

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca, wish the road to be long, full of adventure, full of knowledge.

Panagiotis Karakitsios
Athens, Monday, March 25, 2013, 14:48