How could I gain experience related to engineering, like how pre-meds shadow a medical professional? I know I want to be an engineer, but I have no clue which branch. They all seem interesting, but I narrowed it down to aerospace, mechanical, robotics, and chemical. I feel like if I could get some real life experience (in any of the fields), it would help me decide which field I would like to go in.
Also, I heard that aerospace is too specialized, and that I would to do Mechanical engineering undergrad, then do aerospace in grad school. Is this true?
The only “experience” (if you can call it that) is just being the president of my school’s robotics team. I liked how you had to build a robot to win a competition, and you had to code the robot for certain tasks. If it’s relevant, I’m also going to use my school kit to teach other kids in the area what I know about robotics, I did this 2 years ago, and the non profit that I worked with liked it. There’s also a few colleges really close to me, but most of engineering classes aren’t available for high schoolers and the ones that are have already started. Any help is greatly appreciated.