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So You Want To Be An Engineer?

By: , Posted on: June 2, 2015

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Getting your engineering degree is a ticket to a rewarding career, and sometimes a handsome paycheck. But before you enter the field as a professional engineer, some serious studying, a few late nights, and a few tips to get you through your studies are in order. We asked some Engineers from across the industry what one piece of advice they would give a student today, here are some of their answers:

1 – Take good notes, and keep them all after your classes are over.

2 – Take heart and persevere.

3Don’t be bound by convention. – Don’t be afraid to keep pushing the boundaries

4 – Be a perfectionist.

5Broaden your horizons. Take classes in all sorts of engineering, even if they are not your main study area. Understanding not only the subject matter, but also how other types of engineers approach and solve problems, will lend insight into your own field, from biomedical to mechanical to chemical to environmental engineering and beyond.

6Study Hard. Engineering is demanding. I have a huge appreciation for it but it’s tough. To be a good engineer you really need to study and study hard.

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