As someone with an interest in Environmental Engineering, what kind of steps can I take in high school to further my exposure?
My future occupation is to become an Environmental Engineer. I want to help create new solutions that will make a lasting impact on our environment, and I am willing to take the necessary steps to get there. #environmental-engineering #lasting-impact
First, if your high school offers any type of engineering classes like those in the Project Lead the Way curriculum, those could be enlightening. But honestly, all subjects in high school can benefit you in a career in environmental engineering. In almost every career, you need to sell something, e.g. an idea, a proposed solution, yourself as an expert. Consequently, the ability to communicate well in writing and verbally is paramount. Obviously, science and math comes into play so you should enjoy those subjects and do well in them . Environmental engineering relies very heavily on knowledge of chemistry, biology, as well as geology, and meteorology in certain instances. Subjects like economics also come into play when looking at sustainable solutions and topics like Life Cycle Analysis so you'll want a basic foundation in these subjects as well.