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Anna W. Oct 22, 2016 610 views

I'm planning on getting an engineering degree and then going into the medical field to become a doctor. Is biomedical engineering the best course of action for me, or is there another engineering field that would both interest and be beneficial for me?

I've been involved with the Math, Engineering, and Science Academy at my high school for the past four years and absolutely loved it. I love physics and I love the engineering classes offered at my school; however I've always been entranced with the prospect of being a doctor. I'd like to go to...

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Anna W. Oct 22, 2016 953 views

Due to the under-representation of women in engineering fields (and STEM fields in general), are there any double standards or certain "standards" that are expected and directed towards women?

Despite many women being encouraged to go into STEM fields, it is still a heavily male-dominated field which is a little intimidating. Since there isn't complete equal pay between the genders as well as double standards for both, I'm a little worried that my work as an engineer will be judged...

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Alexandra C. Oct 12, 2016 1302 views

For female professionals: Have you even encountered any obstacles obtaining leadership positions because of your gender, and if so, how did you handle those challenges?

I've always had slight concerns about being a woman pursuing a historically male-dominated field (in my case, psychology research/professorship), and I was curious what have been the experiences of women in leadership positions. Was it difficult getting where you are because of your gender? Are...

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Ameera V. May 27, 2016 767 views

What holds women back the most in a workplace? Preferably women majoring in STEM.

Recently received my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. I will be attending graduate school in the fall to receive my Master's of Science degree. In the near future I plan on teaching at a university level. women-in-stem women...


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Sabrina E. May 26, 2016 1235 views

What are some challenges that I may face in a field that would be considered dominated by males?

I am asking this question because I'm a girl and I am going to study information technology in college and I want to become an information security analyst and I know that males are more prone to work in these fields. information-technology...


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Eunice S. May 11, 2016 893 views

How challenging is a career in electrical engineering?

I want to be an electrical engineer but I know little about what I will actually be doing in class and in the field. Do the jobs get harder? How big of a degree would be good for a long term career? As a female should I even consider a career here? engineering higher-education...

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Jaleel M. Sep 30, 2015 1781 views

What is the distribution of men and women in the high tech industry?

This question was asked by a young lady from Plymouth Massachusetts who has an interest in pursuing a career in computer engineering. I would like to share this question with the CareerVillage community to offer a learning opportunity to all of our young men and women who have an interest in...

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