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  • Natalie White, CyberSource
    Answered 1 day AGO
    Great question! My parents saw that my sister and I had a talent for math and science early in our education and signed us up for the now-defunct Magnet School program at Dunbar Middle and High schools in Fort Worth ISD.  
    
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  • Added Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    I am in high school and I was wondering what it would be like if I went into that field
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    Susan Su, US Patent and Trademark Office
    Answered 3 days AGO
    Whether or not a major is “worth it” depends on your interests and goals.  Are you interested in engineering? Like solving medical problems (be it on the nanoscale or macroscopic level)?  Is income or job security important to you?  Biomedical ...
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  • Linnea

    Added Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Hello, I started my college career in physics and have since realized that it may not be best suited to my goals. My number one goal is to help the environment, so I've been going back and forth between environmental and civil engineering. I am wondering which of these would give me the most options to help the environment while also having job security. Can you please help me to discern the two or possibly point me in the best direction? Thank you!
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered 3 days AGO
    Hello Linnea,
    The difference between a true Civil engineering degree and an Environmental engineering degree is that Civil focuses on infrastructure (building roads, bridges, etc.) where Environmental focuses more on water treatment, air pollution ...
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  • Added Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    I am a Sophmore in high school trying to find a passion and I've always been gravitated towards our environment. I am not the biggest fan of Math and next year ill be taking PreCalc even though I struggle with math. Would this be the job for me?
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered 3 days AGO
    Hello!
    Math is certainly a foundation of an engineering degree- you have to make it through Calculus 4. So, that would be taking a Calculus class through the end of your sophomore year in college. If that deters you from engineering- there are certainly ...
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  • Erica , Nashville

    Added Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Hi! I am making a career change and would love to hear your suggestions. I have recently become intrigued with Sustainability-environmental concerns, policy, etc. I already have a B.s in Interior Design, but I have a knack for operations, safety, and the built-environment. Which degree would be best? Environmental, Safety, & Health or Environmental Engineering. Eventually, I would like to have my own business in consulting... Thank you so much, in advance for your feedback. Erica M.
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered 3 days AGO
    Hi Erica,
    I trust you have found your path already, but in case you still need some information I will try and give you my perspective. Environmental engineering is the best option as the basis for a technical degree to give you the platform to own/run ...
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  • Tejaswinee , Pune, Maharashtra, India

    Added Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 2:39 AM

    Hey Kristin, hello I have completed masters in environmental engineering and bachelor degree in civil engineering. Currently I am lecturer in engineering college but not feeling satisfied with the job profile. I am very much interested in doing my own business. What kind of business related to civil environmental engineering shall I do? Please suggest thank you.
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered 3 days AGO
    Hello. This is a tough question without some more detail- I would suggest focusing on the industry types available in the market you are going to target. What is your passion?  Wastewater design, landfill management, air pollution control equipment?  ...
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  • Emily, Albany

    Added Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Hi there I recently received a degree in Environmental Engineering and I was wondering what types of jobs are out there besides consulting but still get an engineering salary. I feel like every person I know goes into consulting and I just am not sure if that is the road I want to go down. I feel so lost. Thanks! Emily
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered 3 days AGO
    Hi Emily,
    There are plenty of other types of jobs for environmental engineers- I work for a steel maker as an Environmental Manager! I know others who work for airlines, auto manufacturers, or the government agencies.  I started my career in consulting ...
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  • Bernadette Spezia, WYCKOFF

    Added Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    Hey Kristen, I am going to be a freshman at Michigan Tech next year! However I am really confused as to if environmental engineering is right for me. As of right now I'm in biological sciences with a focus on ecology but I want more. I am a founder as well as on the board for Sustainable NJ at my school and love everything about the environment. I want to work out side and work with animals rescues but at the same time I want to be able to fix problems in the environment that the animals or ...
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered 3 days AGO
    Hi Bernadette,
    I hope you are enjoying your time in the U.P.! I'm from Michigan originally myself and attended a summer camp for engineering at Michigan Tech a long, long time ago. I hope you have already found your answer, but if not, let me see if I ...
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  • Chloe, Scarborough

    Added Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Is environmental engineering a hard career to get into? Do you have to be very intelligent and is it a difficult job?
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered 3 days AGO
    Hi Chloe,
    Any engineering degree is certainly a technical degree, so it requires a skill set of interests in math and science as a base.  I would say that most engineering degrees are challenging, but attainable. It isn't a "difficult" job- it is a very ...
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  • Cruz, Long Beach, CA

    Added Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 3:28 AM

    Hi Kristin Malosh, My name is Cruz and I realized a few years working toward law school that I didn't want the career of an attorney or paralegal. My entire coursework prior was in preparation for it and I suddenly understood that this field was not for me. So I reevaluated my position and decided I needed to change careers and do something I do enjoy, eventually figuring out that environmental engineering was the better fit for me. I want to help improve my environment, utilize creativity ...
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    Kristin Malosh, Vallourec Star
    Answered 3 days AGO
    Hello Cruz,
    I hope you have overcome this hurdle since you posted the question some time ago. In the event that you haven't, let me offer you some encouragement. Looking at someone with a Master's would still be relevant in the job market- for sure! I ...
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