As I was telling you before, I was having many doubts and it wasn't that second semester was different than first but I simply was in some kind of knock-out. Next year I had to choose what mention did I want to follow and until the moment I was clueless.
I will put you in perspective, in PUC (I will say "La Católica, otherwise it sounds like puke") we have to choose one mention among:
- Computer Science
- Information Technology (milder version of CS)
I might be missing some but this is all I remember in 2008. At the same time every engineering student should decide if they wanted to go for civil engineerings or industrial engineerings which if you ask me, the only difference is that the industrial engineer has five extra administration courses.
During the mid-semester, the faculty organizes a fair where all mentions show their best. Professors remove the dust from their most flashy projects and they take it to the main yard. You can see from turbines from the cold war to dummy skid-steer machines promoting that one day they will perform autonomously (We did not know any of Google's ambitions yet, do not even start with Uber). I remember nothing caught my attention that day. Everything was so regular, I mean, there is no doubt many of the things in the fair were worthy of publications and attention but for a regular student where was nothing remarkable. Remember I wanted to be an inventor and create my own crazy stuff. At the fair, I did not see any self-made staff, I saw more paper and heard ideas than actually seeing creations made by students and professors. Even worse, I keep hearing the concept that PUC engineers do not produce science but only CEO and managers for companies. C'mon! If I would have known it I could have applied to some other university - Now, calm down. If you are a student who is going through the same, don't worry. Things are going to take a different course in the next years and to be honest, the faculty did a lost to change this situation. Buildings were built, knowledge was imported and courses were created in order to change the way PUC engineers students see themselves. A lot has happened in the last 10 years but stay with me for a little, would you?