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  • Jada Mackenzie

    Added 5 days AGO

    I am just really asking if you ever think back and say to yourself "I wish I had done something else in life." Do you really love your job, or does it get boring after a while?
    Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Bioengineering/Biomedical, Chemical, Choosing a Degree, Civil, Communications, Computers, Math & Science, Social Concerns, Transportation & Travel
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  • Maria Marichal asked Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company

    Added 5 days AGO

    I am a 33 years old woman and mother of 3. I worked for the last 15 years on food management industry as an Area Supervisor. I have now make the decision of pursuing a bachelors degree on Engineer.. My options to travel for college are limited and I am having a hard time finding local colleges that offer mechanical or airspace engineer degrees online or local. I have found one option in an University in Arizona to study a Bachelors degree in Engineer Management. I would like at the end to seek ...
    Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Choosing a Degree, Difficult Classes, Education, Engineering Branches, Engineering Skills, Internships & Jobs, Mechanical, Opportunities/Challenges for Women, Preparation for College, Self Doubt, Social Concerns, Special fields and Interdisciplinary, Unique Challenges, Work Environment, Working with People
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  • Kaylee

    Added Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 1:25 AM

    I have a degree in physiology, but know I am for sure switching to engineering. I don't feel that I'm all that interested in biomedical engineering though. Would a second bachelor's be worth it? Or should I pursue a master's degree? What is the difference between having a bachelor's or a master's in engineering?
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    Michele Miller, Michigan Technological University
    Answered 8 days AGO
    Kaylee,
    
    That's great to hear that you are thinking about switching fields.  I would recommend talking with someone at the college you are interested in.  Most engineering departments have a Graduate Director--that would be a good person.  Some ...
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  • Francesca Esposito

    Added 12 days AGO

    I'm currently a sophomore in college majoring in civil engineering with a minor in environmental engineering, but I'm thinking about not doing civil and just majoring in environmental. The reason I did civil in the first place, and the reason why I'm unsure if I should switch, is because I've heard civil will give you a lot more options and make you more marketable. People have also said that environmental is too specific and will limit your options essentially. But, I'm currently taking ...
    Related to Choosing a Degree, Civil, Energy, Engineering Branches, Environment, Environmental
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  • Sharon Kenny, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    Answered Friday, November 3, 2017 at 12:59 PM
    Congratulations on the completion of your B.S. in Industrial Engineering!  A graduate degree in environmental engineering will require knowledge in a particular set of fields that you may have not been exposed to while a student in industrial ...
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  • Jenny

    Added Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11:31 PM

    I want to be an environmentalist engineer. How can I compete with people that have been to robotics camps and science camp? I read about alternative energy and I like math. But I don’t have a background to prove my worth, because stem was never pushed with girls at my school. Can I do anything to prep now?
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    Sharon Kenny, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    Answered Friday, November 3, 2017 at 12:22 PM
    I think that having a non-STEM background does not limit you; it enhances your perspectives and the set of skills you have as an engineering student.  So do not be shy when describing yourself and your interest in pursuing a degree in engineering in your ...
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