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If you're an engineer, raise your handstinkfoot247
May 4, 2003 6:29 PM
ok, that's sounds dumb. I just would like to speak to an engineer to discuss engineering as a career. I am considering to do so. Or maybe one of you engineers would know some cool websites or how to get in touch with any engineers in my area. Harrisburg PA that is. ok thanks.
I'm a chemical engineerContinental
May 5, 2003 6:07 AM
Chemical Engineering is a very broad field In my opinion current career opportunities in the manufacturing sector in the U.S. are not good. Chemical manufacturing is going the way of textiles, shoes, etc--that is to China, India, South America. I've had a very good career of satiswifying and valuable work for 20 years, but am quite concerned about the next 20. I would not recommend chemical engineering to my sons or daughter.
May 5, 2003 8:47 AM
Do you happen to know the direction of mechanical engineering
May 5, 2003 9:30 AM
Try to search for the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. They may have a career guidance program for HS students. You are a HS student right?

It's funny how people can say thy don't recommend chemical engineering (or any engineering disipline) since the only way you will earn more money (than engineering) in the first 10 years after graduation is by going into law. Medicine no longer pays the bills, and IT is falling fast. Everything else is $10K per year less.

Chemical Engineering is not always about manufacturing, although it is common for manufacturing staffs to belive that there is no economy other than manufacturing. The petroleum refining business is not moving to China, the environmental industries employ thousands of chemical engineers in the US.

Do you have an Engineering school in mind? Drexel? Or do you want to get away from Pennsylvania?
Here's the storystinkfoot247
May 5, 2003 9:07 PM
I'm not in highschool, I skipped to many days and credits were no longer valid. I withdrew and now I'll get a GED in this June and Diploma next june. Same diploma I would have had. My High School really sucks. GPA is terrible. But beleive it or not I was in Honors AP Chemistry 2 and Honors AP Bio 2. Sadly I should have been in calculus my senior year but I goofed around the year before. So I'm a drop out with potential. My plan is to go to Harrisburg Area Community College. I must do this because of my bad highschool career. I am going to bust ass in HACC though, and prove myself worthy of a good engineering school. I'm looking into North Carolina State Univ, it seems they have a good engineering program. I want to pursue a Doctorate degree and I don't care how many years it will take. Right now though, with no school guidance counseler, I don't know what to do to find out what I need to do. I want to talk to an engineer to learn about the career to help me see if that's really what I want to do. And to find out what kind of things I can do now, until I graduate from college, to make myself more worthy of other grads. I don't really care about college location, I just want a good school, not no dummy kid school.