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Which type of engineering degree did you choose and why did you choose it?

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Michael’s Answer

When I went to college, I knew I wanted to study engineering, but I wasn't sure which type. I was lucky in that my school did a nice job of giving us exposure to all of the different engineering disciplines before we had to choose one to move forward with.

I ended up choosing to study Civil and Environmental Engineering. I decided on this discipline because I was very interested in the big public work projects that big cities undertake (building bridges, tunnels, public transportation systems). I found it really interesting to solve these large scale problems, and make our cities better.

That said, I don't think there's anything wrong with trying one out and then changing your mind. The great thing about engineering, is it allows for your cross different industries/fields very easily. So if you start out as an electrical engineer, there's nothing preventing you from changing to a mechanical engineer, because there will be a lot of things in come on between the fields. For me, even though I studies Civil Engineering in college, I ended up getting a job with Verizon, and am now doing telecommunication engineering.
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Derek’s Answer

I've always wanted to be an engineer but also struggled to know which specialty to have. Once I started really thinking about it I realized I don't want to specialize, I would rather be good at everything than an expert in one thing. So I choose mechanical engineering and have taken lots of other classes to round out my knowledge like machine learning and machining.
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