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      11-08-2012, 08:37 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by JoeyO View Post
I wouldn't go into engineering if I had to do it all over again
I couldn't agree more - I went to school for elec & computer eng and now do nothing of the sort - pure business ... but actually started my career in civil engineering.

What I found out is that I have a hobbyist interest in engineering, science, and math but I'm not particularly talented in it and like Joey said, it's really not a great career unless you LOVE it.

If you've never worked as an engineer (really if you've worked less than 5 as a full time engineer) then I'd be VERY cautious about committing to school, especially grad school that you have to remediate for.

My wife has a top 3 MBA and is a gmat tutor (as a hobby): I can't tell you the number of people she talks to that regret going into engineering and are now getting MBAs.

Speaking of MBAs ... I wouldn't recommend that either unless you're top 5 or have some reason or sweet deal like an employer paying for ALL of it such as with P&G or General Mills or somewhere with an MBA program that covers flights and most expenses.

These days your only sure bet is ... law school