Emma Skaggs began her academic career at ASU in the fall of 2021. She decided to study electrical engineering after taking a challenging yet interesting electricity and magnetism course in high school. She also decided to join Barrett, the Honors College, for the opportunity to dive deeper into major classes and get additional hands-on experience.
In her time at ASU, Emma has joined Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB). She is part of the Navajo Mountain Bike Initiative, a team dedicated to designing and building pump tracks for low-income communities in Arizona. She believes hands-on experience is a great way to apply what is learned in the classroom and encourages students to join clubs and get involved outside of class.
Try and connect with as many new people as possible and form study groups. Also, try to split up your workload and don’t forget to take small breaks.
Never be afraid to ask questions or go to office hours. Professors and TAs cannot help you if they do not understand that you need help.