By Dean Ferguson

When a man finishes an engineering college course and goes to a job, one of the most important features to be sought in making his new connections is a proper contact—one which will be helpful, broadening and inspiring in its influence upon him. He can make or mar his career by the use he makes of his opportunities. In order to be a top-notcher, he must use them all.


The student in the College of Engineering is in the same kind of a situation. He has come into these new surroundings for the primary purpose of making himself a greater, more effective man. He has decided to become a constructive force in his com-munity. He wills to be an engineer. The most important part of the material which he must use in the process of his development lies within himself. But he is profoundly influenced by his contacts—his studies, his instructors, his fellow-students, his social doings. Some of these he recognizes as of great importance to him. But does he realize what it means to him definitely to associate himself with other embryo engineers even from the start? In the things which the student-engineers are doing, he should be one of the gang—join the Engineering Society, attend the meetings, take part in the discussions, work on committees, boost for Engineering (not knocking others), and help, generally, to build up a spirit of cooperation and good fellowship which will give the finishing touches to the products of honest labor upon his engineering studies. Now is the time to do it. .