Malaika McNeil

North Carolina A&T
Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

What are your career goals?

I want to work my way through various companies, expanding my knowledge of the field; then, after becoming a licensed engineer, offer my help on research projects and parts manufacturing.

Do you have any areas of interest specific to your discipline?

Robotics and automation.

What is one piece of advice you have for fellow engineering students?

Make a study group, PLEASE.

What has been your favorite engineering course and why? 

Dynamics. Dynamics had clearer real-world examples than my other courses. It made the most sense to me, and I enjoyed the class from start to finish.

Which clubs, campus organizations, and activities do you participate in?

  • NSBE
  • SWE
  • Earth and Environmental Club
  • Senior Design Team Lead

What are you most looking forward to gaining from being an FE ambassador? 

I’m looking forward to not only gaining knowledge and resources about the FE and PE and NCEES in general, but also showing others the benefits of being in the NCEES network and taking those tests.

What would you say to someone who is thinking of applying to be an FE ambassador in the future? 

Do it. Not just because of the stipend or the free materials, but for the new connections you’re gonna make in your field from other universities and having NCEES as a network for your aspiring career.