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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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ok, im a senior in high school and i am thinking about college, i need some help deciding what type of education i should pursue, considering my interests. first things first i enjoy coming onto the tech forums and reading about everybodys problems, i've learned so much about my car (99 trep), and i consider coming on here better than watching t.v. i have been thinking about engineering, but i dont know if that is right? it seems ok. i have restored a 1972 chevelle, but my favorite part was building the motor, not fussing with silly interior stuff. any imput would be appreciated. thanks a lot!



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We don't know who you are. Meaning what you like, dislike, and all that.

All I can say is think about it for yourself and ask what you really want to do say...20 years down the road. We cannot make up your mind.
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ok, im a senior in high school and i am thinking about college, i need some help deciding what type of education i should pursue, considering my interests. first things first i enjoy coming onto the tech forums and reading about everybodys problems, i've learned so much about my car (99 trep), and i consider coming on here better than watching t.v. i have been thinking about engineering, but i dont know if that is right? it seems ok. i have restored a 1972 chevelle, but my favorite part was building the motor, not fussing with silly interior stuff. any imput would be appreciated. thanks a lot!



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become a chef. No one cooks at home anymore.
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Heres a tip, do not become a chef or cook. It's hell! You end up spending 8 to 12 hours in a hot kitchen. Can't wear shorts, most kitchens will not allow fans, always have to make sure food is cooked and held at the proper temps and health inspections are hell, even if everything is 100% to spec but you will still get chewed out for one or two things you forget and wouldn't think they're a issue. Most chefs get burnt out after 2 years. I was a manager for 2 years at McDonalds and I couldn't take it anymore of corp telling me what to do then have the health department telling me something else so I quit then went to a small restaurant and took a huge paycut. I thought I saved myself the headache but it's worse. Instead of corp I have 13 servers yelling at me about their food and two managers that can't do a simple food order even if their life depended on it. I've been there for about a year and I'm about to call it quits. Most chefs/cooks I know haven't kept a steady job, they're always going to a new restaurant or starting their own that ends up crashing a burning with in two to three months. in all 2 out of 10 chefs/cooks make it.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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ok ok, i dont want to be a darn cook!! im talking about engineering from a kid that likes tech talk more than t.v. im just wondering what kind of jobs are out there! thanks
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Consider engineering only if you can handle the math.
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Consider engineering only if you can handle the math.
Yeah the math sux. I just started Structural Drafting and Engineering courses. (which I'm in love with)

YOU and ONLY YOU can decide what you want to get into. Dont look to some idiots on the internets, let alone a group of intrepid enthusiasts for your answer.

And remember, if all else fails the world needs ditch diggers too

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Consider engineering only if you can handle the math.
Amen brotha! How far have you gotten in your math courses?
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If you love cars, get into an apprenticeship. Mechanics are still very much needed.
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So, you love cars, and you also want to get into engineering. I have two words for you.



NAS. CAR.

There are always NASCAR teams looking for engineers to help them out, in fact the sport is almost entirely driven on the engineering field. Hell, one of the drivers (Ryan Newman) has a Purdue engineering degree! That's a great way to combine your two loves......just a thought.
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Ok you have to consider two things to become an engineer...are you good at Math? are you good at Physics? You will need three courses in Engineering Physics and 5 Math classes starting with Calculus. It is really tough but if you think you will enjoy it then go for it. You also have to decide what kind of Engineer you want to be, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical...I really enjoyed statics and the structural portion of my physics classes so I went into Civil. Just let us know if you have any questions about becoming an Engineer, I am a senior at UC Berkeley and I am almost certain that a few people on this board are Engineers so they should have a lot of information for you.
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thank you very very much, that was the kind of information i was looking for. my favorite part of restoring my 72 chevelle was understanding and rebuilding the engine. which is now a healthy little tire fryer. anyway, i was thinking maybe electrical engineering idk. but i def cant handle an office job either. i want to work with technology, not be a ditch digger, not work in a cubicle, and make atleast 80 grand after a few years, now where can i find a job like that?
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Okay Okay, very smartass of me, but.

I enjoy doing alot of things.

And right now learning the trade of selling cars.

All I can say, love the job ur doing, not the pay. Believe me, in the long run money can't save ur life.
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