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  • Added Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    I'm in the second year of my aerospace degree and despite doing well in my courses and enjoying and understanding the material, I feel like I'm not good enough to be a good engineer. Being the only girl in my class I feel doubtful when i see so many other students knowing exactly what they want to do and where and why, while I don't even know a lot about what I'm going to do with my degree... Help?
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    Anne Spence, University of Maryland Baltimore County
    Answered 7 days AGO
    My dear, Beatrice.
    It is not unusual for you to feel this way. Trust me when I say that very few of the guys in your class have these feelings and they are most likely getting much poorer grades than you are! As women, we often must fight against the ...
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  • Emily, Vienna

    Added Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Hi Colleen, I am currently a rising senior at Virginia Tech majoring in ChE. I'm currently looking into what kind of jobs are available to ChE's. How is consulting different than a job in a plant in terms of responsibilities and day to day life?
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    Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO
    Answered Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:52 PM
    Hello Emily,
    
    Are you now working? Consulting definitely allows greater flexibility in day to day life.
    
    Best,
    Colleen
  • Keodara, Columbia, MO

    Added Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    Hi! My name is Keodara. I'm currently studying Chemical Engineering. I love all of the opportunities that ChemE offers. I am just concerned about living in a sort of remote location, because I want to work in the oil and gas industry. Are there any other hot cities for the oil and gas industry besides Houston, TX? Also, what was your motivation to earn a PhD in Electrical Engineering? Thanks!
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    Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO
    Answered Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:50 PM
    Hello Keodara,
    
    Are you still studying Chemical Engineering? I did my PhD in Electrical Engineering because I did my research in fuel cell technology, which is a combination of Chemical & Electrical.
    
    Best,
    Colleen
  • Kathryn , Port Angles Washington

    Added Friday, February 26, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Dear Colleen, My name is Kathryn and I was wondering what is engineering all about to you? were do you work? what made you decide that you wanted to be a engineer? But the mane reason I'm asking you all these questions is because I'm into engineering and I am deciding what I should do as a engineer in my spare time. Thank you, Kathryn
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    Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO
    Answered Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:46 PM
    Hi Kathryn,
    
    Engineering is about creating new products and processes. I have my own business doing consulting work for various clients. I decided to become an engineer because I was really interested in math, science, and technology. How you spend ...
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  • Liz-Hasbleydi G., Tech + Desing
    Answered Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8:59 PM
    Dear Faith, I am Electrical Engineer  majored in Electronics with concentration in Telecommunications (Satellite, Radio Frequency and Wireless) and minored in Computer Science and Finances. I am not Petroleum Engineer. I worked for British Petroleum ...
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  • Liz-Hasbleydi G., Tech + Desing, shared an update
    PostedWednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8:41 PM
    Independent classes: Technology Entrepreneurship - Stanford University. Computer Science Certificated - Harvard
    Independent classes: Technology Entrepreneurship - Stanford University. Computer Science Certificated - Harvard
  • Added Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 4:41 AM

    I am a licensed mechanical engineer, female engineer. But right now, several thoughts keep circling my mind. I even questioned myself why did I took up mechanical engineering. I badly need tons of motivation right now 'coz so far I'm not enjoying my profession. Am I in the right field?
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    Carmen Espinal, NTN Bearing Corporation of America
    Answered Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:35 AM
    Dear Shinju Yumiko,
    My first job was biomedical engineer type job (my degree is in Mechanical Engineering) – I worked on IV sets. I didn’t like it because it wasn’t hands on. However, after working there & meeting a lot of people with different ...
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  • Added Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:59 PM

    I am currently a high school senior and have been accepted UCI under biomedical engineering. It is something I am interested in but I worry I will not be capable of "building" and "creating." I've never built or created anything and I'm not sure I will be good at it. Any advice?
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    Ying-Ja Chen, Pronutria
    Answered Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 9:09 PM
    I don't think you need to be worried before you try it out. Honestly, I have never built or created anything when I was in high school, either. All I knew was that I liked math and biology more than social science and language. They taught us many ...
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