Five Minutes of Fame: Engineering sophomore in it for money
Tom Rundle: So you are an industrial engineering major, is that what you are working on right now?
Nick Caballero: No I am working on U.S. History 1378.
Rundle: Do you feel like you’re keeping up with classes?
Caballero: Yeah, something like that.
Rundle: So what’s your favorite class?
Rundle: Do you have any interesting stories to tell from the weekend?
Caballero: Uh… not anything quite appropriate.
Rundle: What are some of your favorite places in Houston?
Caballero: I don’t know. My house.
Rundle: Your house?
Caballero: Football games are cool. Baseball games are cool.
Rundle: Do you see a lot of UH games?
Caballero: I’ve gone to three.
Rundle: What do you think of the Cougars’ performance so far?
Caballero: We beat ECU. That’s pretty cool.
Rundle: Were you up there, or did you watch the game on cable?
Caballero: No. I just read about it.
Rundle: Have you been following the Texans?
Caballero: Yes. They suck.
Rundle: What do you think they need to do?
Caballero: Win a game. They need to get it together. It wasn’t too bad this last weekend but I don’t know, I just haven’t been impressed.
Rundle: How many hours are you taking?
Caballero: Seventeen hours.
Rundle: Is today a pretty relaxing day or is it a stressful day?
Caballero: I’ve got four tests this week – pretty much sucks. I have a test in history, polisci, chemistry and calculus.
Rundle: You been taking any courses toward your major yet?
Caballero: Yeah. I’m taking Calculus II and Chemistry for Engineers. I’m trying to get all of the basics out of the way, you know?
Rundle: So you really like science and math?
Caballero: Yeah, and I also like the fact that I’ll be making a good amount of money as an engineer. That’s a plus.
Rundle: That is a plus. What do you see yourself exactly doing?
Caballero: With industrial engineering I can do a lot of things. Whatever gets offered. I wouldn’t mind being a project manager eventually because then I’ll be making a lot of money.
Rundle: What do you think you can bring to the field?
Caballero: A brain. I’m not trying to bring anything to the field. I’m trying to get the field to bring me money.