Summer Melt - Making the wrong college decision?

<p>I have recently been freaking out, wondering if I made the wrong college choice. I was admitted to Princeton and Harvard and although I have so grateful, I'm now second guessing my decision. I have always planned to study engineering, especially aerospace, so Princeton was my top choice for quite a few months. But then I visited Harvard the week before May 1st, and I loved the social atmosphere and the people there. </p>

<p>Basically, I chose Harvard because I'm not entirely sure that I want to study technical engineering. For getting a job at technology companies in the future, I felt that I wouldn't be at a disadvantage if I chose Harvard, and I felt that Harvard offered more opportunity to explore my options outside of engineering. </p>

<p>If I plan to still study engineering, will do you think I made a wrong decision choosing Harvard? Will it have serious consequences on my job outlook for the future?</p>

<p>Lots of people start to reconsider their college choices around this time of year. You made an informed decision after carefully weighing both options, and I don’t see that anything has changed. Harvard is a great school, and you will do fine there. </p>

<p>Relax and enjoy your summer. If you haven’t done so already, consider connecting with some of your fellow incoming freshmen; facebook is pretty popular for that these days.</p>

<p>LOL People are doubting if they made the wrong decision by choosing Harvard…
What has this World come to ??</p>

<p>This might be a ■■■■■ thread</p>

<p>I think you can cross enroll in some classes at MIT. Harvard engineering is great…you just won’t graduate with a specialized degree. Employment prospects coming from Princeton or Harvard engineering are likely similar.</p>



<p>Does this mean more Wall Street recruiters than engineering recruiters?</p>



<p>Could be. We’re probably in the wrong specialty for it, but I’ve never met a Civil Engineer working in the field with a degree from Harvard. If the OP is serious about wanting to BE an engineer, it could be worth thinking about their decision now (but I don’t see where Princeton would be better). Different specialties (aerospace in this case) could be different too. Check with those in the aerospace industry.</p>

<p>there have been a lot of trolls around lately xD but just in case…</p>

<p>I doubt that employers have the time to be so picky. Harvard and Princeton are both fantastic. I don’t think that one would give you better job prospects than the other.</p>

<p>Well I would have picked Princeton or Cornell for aero, but Harvard has been expanding their engineering offerings in recent years. You can now get a Mechanical Engineering degree -
[Mechanical</a> Engineering ? Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences](<a href=“]Mechanical”>
[FAQs</a> ? Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences](<a href=“]FAQs”></p>

<p>If aero still appeals to you, go to grad school…</p>

<p>Thank you everyone! Any other opinions?</p>

<p>Well it doesn’t really matter because you’re going to Harvard. Since they admitted you, they thought that you can take advantage of the enormous resources that the school and Boston offers. So do that, and make the ad coms proud.</p>