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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Dustin_m, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Dustin_m

    Dustin_m Active Member

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    ok so you all probably read my other post about school.

    well i have been thinking about changin majors now. i know that basically i will have to start all over, but whatever. seriously, i just don't feel like being here in SD and going to this school is right for me. i can't really explain it, it just doesn't feel like its the right thing for me.

    there's a one option i have if i do want to stay in architecture, which is that there is another architecture school here in SD called New School of Architecture (hoping maybe DOHCVTECaccord might know somethin about em). basically the school is alright. i could go there from the start and do all 5 years there. like i said before, i am tired of the community college bullshit. I just feel like i would be a lot more motivated and productive if i was at the damn architecture school. the big drawback is that instead of going to community college for free, i'd be paying tuition for this school. the otehr drawback is that i have heard that this school is not quit as good as the one i originally wanted to go to.

    so, now back to other majors. i basically would like to stay somewhere in the design field, construction, art, or atleast using some type of creativity. I loked up the incomes and job outlook on a few jobs and came up with some ideas. BTW all of these are jobs i'd be interested in, just want some opinions on what you might know about em.

    -construction management
    -engineering, either structural, mechanical, or electrical
    -advertising
    -marketing
    i know i already forgot some, but you get the idea. any other ideas?

    any input would be cool. Thanks
     
  2. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Engineering. Ask Calesta. Either go Mechanical, or Chemical. Great degree - but it is clearly a difficult major. Good thing being - it's a professional degree, and jobs arent that scarce. I'm going for a BS for Mechnical Engineering, and will probably end up getting my masters. Architecture, from what I'm told is harder than most schools of engineering, due to the fact that it not only incorporates the mechanics of structural features, but also the theory, and history of architectural designs. Granted, that is for Architectural Engineering.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Engineering will be the most technically difficult out of all your choices, but the most rewarding if you're a tech junkie that likes to know how everything works. You'll never be wanting for a job if you're willing to move, and the average graduating pay grade is very nice and stable. You may not see really high pay coming out, but you'll never be low either.

    If you like figuring out how things work and you really enjoy math, then engineering might be right for you. Just don't get into an engineering program unless you're absolutely sure you can handle the punishment.
     
  4. Dustin_m

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    see im the type thats gotta take shit apart and stuff to see how it works. anytime i wonder about something, i look it up to see how it works. always been like that. I've always loved learning, usually hated school, but loved learning. since HS, i was on track for either engineering or architecture, and decided on architecture since i took 2 years in HS.

    So, Cal, what kind of engineering degree do you have?

    i would like the mechanical engineering degree because my dream job would be designing cars. yea thats a long shot on getting that, but who knows, after enough years and enough experience, the right job may come up. I got stacks of sketches of cars i made up. most are just quick sketches but yea, thats the job i would totally shit my pants if i got, lol.
     
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    I'm in ME at University of Minnesota...its easy.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Construction Management!

    This is exactly what I"m doing. Coolest part about the job, is all the engineers, specialists, whoever have to answer to you right out of college.
     
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    the thing that kind of makes me unsure about that career, is that when i read up on it, it seems more like a business oriented field, when the title makes you think of someone who might be out monitering how a build is going. so what all goes into construction management, sicne you are in school for it, you could probably give a more realistic take on it.
     
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