Marie  P Louis
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Civil Engineering Intern, Colorado Department of Transportation
Denver, CO
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  • Lexxus, Rockledge, Florida asked Marie P Louis, Colorado Department of Transportation

    Added Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Did you ever encounter any challenges while in college, like did you struggle with math or science?
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    Marie P Louis, Colorado Department of Transportation
    Answered Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1:02 PM
    You asked this question and I apologize for not answering sooner. To answer your question, I have encountered challenges when I was in college. To be precise, I struggled with these courses: Mechanics of Materials and Biology 2 in college and high ...
  • Elizabeth, Indiana

    Added Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    I'm a senior in high school and I am interested in engineering, specifically civil engineering. I need a part time job and I am not really wanting a retail job. What I would really want is a job that is somehow related to an engineering field, a job that would help me become familiar with the engineering world, but I don't know where I could look. Any suggestions?
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    Marie P Louis, Colorado Department of Transportation
    Answered Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Dear Elizabeth, I would suggest that you explore the Pathways Programs that offer federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school. Also, the Conference of Minority Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and ...

  • Anina , Brooklyn,NY asked Marie P Louis, Colorado Department of Transportation

    Added Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Dear Mrs. Louis, I want to be an engineer. So far I am really interested in civil engineering. I have already completed one year of college but this past fall I had to take the year off because my parents are having some financial difficulty. While I am out of school I would like to shadow some civil engineers, gain a lot of experience, and take part in research. I am a very motivated person who loves to learn. Since you have a lot of experience in the field what would ...
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    Marie P Louis, Colorado Department of Transportation
    Answered Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Dear Anina,

    I strongly recommend that you take at least one class while working as an intern. My suggestion to you is to contact local engineering firms to express your interest in getting an internship/temporary position with them. It would also be ...

  • Trang

    Added Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Hi, I would like to be a structural engineer. I know that this job is related to working outside. I wonder if I need to carry and hold a lot of stuff. Does this job require strength since I'm kinda small? I am afraid that when I graduate employers will care about the strength. I'm so confused right now. Please help me to figure it out. Thank you every one!
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    Marie P Louis, Colorado Department of Transportation
    Answered Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 1:03 AM

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    As far I know, structural engineering is not a physically tasking profession. Engineering careers offer challenging opportunities so I would suggest that you do further research before choosing your area of concentration. I have also ...

  • Aliscia, Grand Prairie asked Marie P Louis, Colorado Department of Transportation

    Added Monday, November 5, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    What were your challenges in school when you decided to major in engineering? What challenges do you face today as a women having a non traditional profession?
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    Marie P Louis, Colorado Department of Transportation
    Answered Monday, November 5, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    Hello Aliscia,

    My first challenge was that no one in my family had majored in engineering, and I knew from day one that the classes would be challenging. Good thing Mathematics and Physics were my best subjects. Secondly, engineering is a field in which ...