Submit an answer Sash AddedFriday, November 2, 2012 at 9:25 AM Mom doesn't want me to be a mechanical engineer I am majoring in mechanical engineering and my mum insists that I switch majors, she keeps telling me that I won't be able to work and this is a dead end. I keep telling her that this is what I like but she won't listen. What to do? Related to Mechanical Reset Sort By Default Egirl Team , Answered Friday, November 2, 2012 at 9:25 AM Hi Sash, Maybe try having your mom look at all the successful women working in mechanical engineering in our Directory of Women Engineers. There are so many opportunities. I could be that she is just mis-informed and needs to see that there really are things out there that you could be working on.