Melanie Cragnolin
Melanie Cragnolin
President & Structural Engineer, Cragnolin Engineering and Design Associates DPC
Huntington, NY

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Latest Questions
  • Jennifer, Monrovia asked Melanie Cragnolin, Cragnolin Engineering and Design Associates DPC

    Added Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am currently a freshman at Pasadena City College and I am debating between Civil Engineering and Engineering Geology. I noticed that the majors are similar in their course work, however I can't decide which one I would prefer more. I myself am also artistic and mathematically inclined. I like the idea of working with structures and possibly incorporating my artistic side into the career. For engineering Geology, it also has an emphasis on Civil/ Enviro Engineering, ...
    Related to Choosing a Degree, Civil, Earth Resources
    Answers 1
    Melanie Cragnolin, Cragnolin Engineering and Design Associates DPC
    Answered Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM
    Hi Jennifer:  It is always good to have a back-up plan.  Apply for Civil Engineering as a first choice and Engineering Geology as a second choice.  Either way, they are both excellent majors.  And you may even find that you change majors again!
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  • Jessica, Los Angeles, Ca asked Melanie Cragnolin, Cragnolin Engineering and Design Associates DPC

    Added Monday, October 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Hello there, My name is Jessica. I am from Los Angeles, CA, and I am a second-year engineering student. I am the first in my family to attend college, and I also come from a low income family. For me being an engineering student has been difficult, because I cant find the right balance to keep up with my school work and study. I have horrible study habits. I tend to get distracted a lot. I know I want to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering just like you have, and I want to emphasize in ...
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    Melanie Cragnolin, Cragnolin Engineering and Design Associates DPC
    Answered Monday, October 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM
    Hi Jessica!
    
    So lovely to hear from you.
    
    Sounds like we have a similar background.  You are born an engineer.  I sincerely believe that.  It calls to you.  You either have it, or you don't.  And if you have made it to your second year, you are ...
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