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Old 09-21-2016, 12:28 PM   #16
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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.
yeah right now i'm just feeling around and taking my core shit
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:29 PM   #17
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"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!


but you can just do both and have a degree. plus a lot of people can do projects on the side, a lot less can make it in an engineering degree, i don't know if i can either.

i got full merit tuition to every school i applied to in alabama i think
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:35 PM   #18
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IDC what you do kid. Good luck. However, college is waste of time. Break a leg doe.
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Old 09-21-2016, 02:44 PM   #19
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Civil Engineers don't make as much on average as other types of engineers but public infrastructure planning, design, construction and maintenance will never be outsourced so there's that. Also, a black male candidate is the ultimate wet dream for any big government engineering agency here in Southern California.
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:43 PM   #20
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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, 06:12 PM   #21
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hey, do you still have that pic of your face on a puppy's face holding onto a bamboo shoot? that pic was so cute. i just need to see it one last time so that i can mastu rbate to it and then i'll let it go. please send me that pic. soon.

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Old 09-25-2016, 08:32 PM   #22
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Take a few engineering intro courses in freshmen. If you are in engineering, but taking only core classes without any engineering courses in 1st year, you will be up for a rude awakening.

Computer engineers tend to make most money. Biomedical engineering is growing the fastest. Consider civil engineering and electrical engineering too. I would agree with whichever poster that being a general engineer without specialty is the safest bet. You can literally make anything you want out of it.
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:53 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Lebowsky
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.
This is right on the money. I have friends who realized they hated it after the first few months of fulltime. So do all the research you can and talk to actual engineers in the field you are interested to see what the actual job is like. (it's nothing like school)

Tech jobs are big these days so doing electrical or computer could land you in silicon valley and you'll bank big bucks, but you gotta work quite a bit there so again make sure you like it.
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:36 PM   #24
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Not an engineer but experiences matter a lot more than GPA. I remember having two friends apply for a coveted internship, one with a 3.1 GPA and with a 3.9 GPA. The 3.1 GPA ended up getting the offer.

Although I do know of a few people who had 3.7+ as engineers and got really good starting salaries. I think one of them got a Chem Engineering starting salary near 75-80K without bonus (with bonus it was like 90-something K) but I also know he had highly touted internships on his resume which always help. Our school's engineering average is around 57K starting (most mechanical engineers I knew got salary offers hovering consistently around 55-60K). Most of them had GPAs in like the 2.9-3.3 range.

I've heard of some ridiculous computer science offers of like 90K salary straight out of undergrad at 22/23 and our undergrad wasn't a engineer/comp sci powerhouse. I've seen a few 2.5-2.7s in comp sci getting around $25-30/hour offers (not amazing but something).

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