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t_amos
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« : January 27, 2010, 04:24:16 PM »

In an attempt to help students to at least consider engineering in their college decisions, this forum attempts to collect insights, tips and opinions from those already practicing in the field.
No other question answers this better than, why did you choose engineering?
Additionally,
Would you have done something different after going through the schooling and tne career?
Do you have any regrets?
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« #1 : January 29, 2010, 05:27:41 PM »

Because otherwise I would have been stuck in a typical career such as accounting.
Nothing against accountants but, it appears that some degrees are just intended to be an extension of high school and usually attract a hight number of mediocre stuck.
Engineering however, gives us skills to be productive members of societies by creating way for people to move better, live better and improve the quality of life.

This was my motivation behind choosing engineering.
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« #2 : February 02, 2010, 12:11:03 AM »

I just happened to be good in math and physics and really bad in everything else.
Engineering thus became a logical choice.
So far, I think I made the right choice.
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« #3 : February 12, 2010, 02:41:38 AM »

Thanks.
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« #4 : February 24, 2010, 03:17:36 PM »

I liked math and physics and the idea I could get paid a lot of money to do it everyday.  At least I got the money part right.  ;D

If I could do it over, I would take my liberal arts courses more seriously and maybe enroll in a few more English classes.

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« #5 : February 15, 2011, 11:44:36 PM »

I think the most interesting aspect of engineering is the mix of creative and analytical skills required. There is probably no other field where you can merge these two so strongly in your daily life. Especially if you are involved in design and or development (hardware or software) you get the pleasure of seeing your ideas come to fruition.

A very rewarding aspect and very unique to engineering. Job security is also very high if you are competent.

Michael Brit
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