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Patience, Glasgow

AddedThursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Working well in a team
Hi, I'm a first year doing computer science and mechanical engineering as a minor. I enjoy working with others, but I'm doing a group project where I am the only girl, and anything I contribute for the project they are not taking it seriously. I am getting discouraged that maybe I made a wrong decision doing this subject. Is there any advice you can give me? Thank you.
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  • Zahra Khan , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Answered Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:23 AM
    Patience,
    
    Don't lose heart. It sounds like that was a bad expxerience with that project group. But this is not always the case. 
    
    Personally, I've had mostly positive experiences working in engineering teams. 
    I hope that situation worked out for you. But in the future, if something like that happens, perhaps you could bring it up with your teammates or your professor.