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Why did you select the field of engineering?

Why did you select the field of engineering?

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Courtney’s Answer

When my parents would drive me to school as a kid and I would see run down buildings , long since abandoned. All I wanted to do was make it beautiful again. In school I enjoyed all subjects but I definitely enjoyed reading, writing, science, and math most. As I entered high school I started to want to make more of a permanent mark in the world. I volunteered on a school trip with Habitat for humanity to build homes for those in need. I enjoyed the feeling I got from helping people and getting to work with my hands a bit.
I also grew up around Seattle which is defined by homelessness and sky scrapers, so naturally I started getting an interest in both building homes and other cool buildings. With a combination of these interests and skills I gravitated to structural engineering.
In the end, I think you wil find most peoples answer will come down to a cobination of being passionate about something related to their field of study and excelling in areas of knowledge related to those.
So what are gou passionate about?
What are you more academically inclined toward?
As a side note: Keep in mind many of us say we like math and science but don't get too bogged down by this if you don't currently excel in one class or another. Sometimes the teacher or teaching style makes all the difference. Also, not all science or math classes will be applicable to the engineering path you choose.
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Joseph’s Answer

Like some others, I had graduated with a Math/ Physics degree and became a registered mechanical engineering. Not the easiest path but one that makes the understanding of Mechanics much easier.
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Seng’s Answer

Every day, you are handsomely rewarded for tackling fascinating challenges.
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Samuel’s Answer

I was in an advanced mathematics program starting in Middle School, and my parents believed I should apply it to an engineering degree. At the time, engineers were very prestigious, especially where I lived in Rochester NY, where three very white-collar corporations were in need of engineers: Baush & Lomb, Kodak, and Xerox. They believed I would be best for Civil Engineering, because I used to draw maps from memory, and used to create ficticious highway interchange configurations, but I was also accepted at my alma mater (Rochester Institute of Technology) for the Mechanical Engineering program as well. Ialso had an interest in computers, radios, and hi-fi electronics as a teenager.
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Cristian David’s Answer

I selected civil engineering because I want to solve people's problems, in my studies I love geotechnics and pavement. I am from Colombia.
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Abbas’s Answer

Here's your chance to master analytical skills. Tackle fresh challenges. Be inventive.
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Valerie’s Answer

When I was in middle school, my dad was pursuing his degree in electrical engineering. He often took me with him to his lab sessions, and that's where my fascination with understanding how things function started to bloom. I also developed a deep love for math and science at an early age. If you're someone who constantly finds themselves asking how or why things happen or how they're created, you're likely on the perfect path to chase a career in engineering. It's an exciting journey that awaits you!
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Chaitanya’s Answer

Maths and Physics were my absolute favorites, just the ideal foundation for any engineering degree.
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David’s Answer

Choosing the simplest route seemed like the best option for me at the time. I was unsure about my life's direction, but I had a knack for math and a solid grasp of physics, so I pursued it. Remember, it's never too late to switch gears and choose a different path. Just ensure it's your path, not someone else's.
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