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Old 09-20-2016, 07:38 PM   #1
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what was your major and GPA?
thinking about IE now
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:39 PM   #2
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What was your gpa in high school
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:52 PM   #3
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What was your gpa in high school
4.0 i think
might have been higher when i graduated. it really didn't matter much since my test scores were so high
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:54 PM   #4
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Dawg become a petroleum engineer or a computer engineer. Your future so bright you gonna need shades. Whatever you do stay in STEM. Your natural talent and intelligence combined with affirmative action laws means that you will be able to get a high paying job at any engineering firm you want to straight out of college as long as you get a good degree.
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Dawg become a petroleum engineer or a computer engineer. Your future so bright you gonna need shades. Whatever you do stay in STEM.
i'm in pre-comp right now, but highly doubt i'll stay in that. i'm between IE and comp sci.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:28 AM   #6
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Forget that nonsense. Sign up to a site like codecadamy, gain skills, do jobs on sites like fiverr, build up a resume, get a job or become an independent contractor.

There, you just saved three years and $60+k.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:34 AM   #7
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so we're asking for advice from hawker now?

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Old 09-21-2016, 10:07 AM   #8
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Forget that nonsense. Sign up to a site like codecadamy, gain skills, do jobs on sites like fiverr, build up a resume, get a job or become an independent contractor.

There, you just saved three years and $60+k.
my tuition is paid for and this isn't enough these days
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:38 AM   #9
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what was your major and GPA?
thinking about IE now

Petroleum Engineering - I chose this for the money and the travel and it's paid off so far but I'm looking to transition out of oil and gas if possible. This may mean I may have to get a diploma/masters in another type of engineering.I found environmental engineering more interesting but didn't think a starting salary of $55k was suitable. Obviously I have changed my mindset now as I realized I don't need that much money to live
GPA - 2.6

Oil and Gas was rocking when I graduated so it wasn't too difficult to get a job 1st semester senior year prior to graduating. GPA wasn't a huge hindrance.

IE is basically efficiency engineering and a project management type degree from my understanding. Check out some youtube videos on it. It may be more your vibe. I know many people that got IE degrees and got a minor in accounting/business which actually sets you up better than majority of business majors in my opinion. Engineers can do anything business majors can do and then some. That's why I think you should stick with it even if you don't really "like" it as it makes you stand out from the crowd.
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:40 AM   #10
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so we're asking for advice from hawker now?

weak

Done a lot than most 27 year olds and been laid off for a few months now and in no worry about when I'll find another job since I have saved up a shit ton in preparation for this. I have also lived and worked in two different countries. Maybe not the best for career engineering advice but certainly not the worst on ISH.
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:41 AM   #11
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Dawg become a petroleum engineer or a computer engineer. Your future so bright you gonna need shades. Whatever you do stay in STEM. Your natural talent and intelligence combined with affirmative action laws means that you will be able to get a high paying job at any engineering firm you want to straight out of college as long as you get a good degree.

Don't do petroleum brah have you seen the price of oil? It may bounce back by the time jameer graduates but I'd keep the engineering degree general and not specialize.

Unless Jameer wants to worry every 4-6 years about losing his job than don't do it.
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:46 AM   #12
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I was just short of honors graduating HS, like a 3.7 or so probably, but I don't really remember.

In college I was similar overall, but was a 3.9+ within my major, which was math, and twice won the departments' student of the year award.

I'm not an engineer. But I do work in the aerospace industry, and do a lot of the same work our engineer does. But we're a build to print shop, so it's not the most engineer-y of engineering work. I do however talk to engineer's every day, much to my dismay. It's still not for everyone.
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:56 AM   #13
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Petroleum Engineering - I chose this for the money and the travel and it's paid off so far but I'm looking to transition out of oil and gas if possible. This may mean I may have to get a diploma/masters in another type of engineering.I found environmental engineering more interesting but didn't think a starting salary of $55k was suitable. Obviously I have changed my mindset now as I realized I don't need that much money to live
GPA - 2.6

Oil and Gas was rocking when I graduated so it wasn't too difficult to get a job 1st semester senior year prior to graduating. GPA wasn't a huge hindrance.

IE is basically efficiency engineering and a project management type degree from my understanding. Check out some youtube videos on it. It may be more your vibe. I know many people that got IE degrees and got a minor in accounting/business which actually sets you up better than majority of business majors in my opinion. Engineers can do anything business majors can do and then some. That's why I think you should stick with it even if you don't really "like" it as it makes you stand out from the crowd.
yeah IE just sounds so much more interesting to me right now. i realized i didn't really want to be a code monkey or deal with hardware as much as i want
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:02 PM   #14
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Whatever field of engineering you end up choosing, just make sure that:

1.Work prospects are good (see Hawker's posts). I don't know much about the U.S. job market, but computer engineers are in demand pretty much everywhere (although competition is high for the same reason). Industrial and mechanical engineering are also quite versatile. It will be harder to branch out of your field (that is, if you ever want or need to) if you have studied a more specialised engineering, such as Petroleum, Chemical, etc.

2.You actually like it. An engineering degree is a HUGE commitment, so you don't want to be the guy who finds out he hates it when he's three years in (e.g: me). It is rather common to have a preconceived notion that is far from what you actually find once you're in it., so gather as much information on the specific degree and program as you can.

Just my two cents.
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:15 PM   #15
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my tuition is paid for and this isn't enough these days

"paid for" my aching f-ing ass! You don't have 4 years tuition saved up from 6months minimum wage you **** ******. Tell me a full resume of projects "isn't enough" when you 22 with nothing on your resume complaining about not having a job.



Gotdamn ignant ass kids I tell you what!


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