Vincent Ingvalson explains why he chose to attend Globe University-Woodbury for the engineering drafting and design (EDD) program. Ingvalson enrolled in the EDD program in the spring of 2013 and made the Dean’s list in his first quarter.
Describe your educational history:
My educational history leading to Globe University is quite long. After graduating from high school I had intended to attend North Dakota State University (NDSU). After realizing my mistake (who can survive up there?), I dropped out and enrolled at Century Community College because the University of Minnesota (U of M) could not reactivate me in enough time for the fall semester. After my first semester at Century, I transferred to the U of M where I completed my architectural design degree from the College of Design.
Upon graduation I knew that I wanted to pursue a second degree in engineering. [I tried another program, but] I just didn’t have the time to study the 30+ hours a week that they required outside of class and work 30+ hours a week to pay my mortgage as well as all of the other things that are required as a part of a normal, healthy lifestyle.
After a hectic couple of months, I was able to enroll at Globe University-Woodbury where I started the engineering program in April of 2013. I’m currently in my second quarter and am proud to say I made the Dean’s List in my first quarter. Needless to say this program has been much more conducive to a working student.
Why did you choose to attend Globe University?
As I previously said, I chose to attend Globe University because they make it easy to work around a demanding lifestyle that might involve multiple jobs. The classes are structured so that you can work around them and they give you enough study time in class to get a lot of your work done if you are able to stay focused. The small class sizes were also a factor; this allows me to ask any odd question that may pop into my head and gives me more one-on-one time with my professors if I need it.
What piece of advice would you give to students considering the same degree as you?
I would advise for anyone that is on the fence to come in and take a tour. After seeing how things were set up I was much more comfortable with taking on the extra work that comes with my degree program.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my spare time I run a photography and design business. I spend a lot of time in front of the computer on Photoshop while listening to my iTunes. When I am not in school, working or working on my photography business, I enjoy taking a long bike ride, snowboarding, and going out to a grab a drink or see a game with a few friends.
In the engineering drafting and design program at Globe University, students learn to translate engineering concepts into working models and drawings for manufacture. Year-round class availability means you can complete the program in 18 months of full-time study. Click here to learn more.