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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
Hey folks, I'm Greg's sister. One career many scientists do not consider is becoming a patent attorney. I've been...
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Hi everyone. I am a sophmore studying to get a bs in mechanical engineering. I am thinking about switching to civil...
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Hey everyone, I was hoping to get some general career advice. I am currently working on my Physics BS and am almost...
Jul31-13 02:36 PM
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Hi, I am looking for an interesting new career after a physics phd. I had obtained my phd in physics about 7 years...
Jul31-13 01:42 PM
Greg Bernhardt
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I'm going for a masters in chem eng, and aside from my 6 general courses, I can also take 4 electives. I'd like to...
Jul31-13 01:41 PM
Greg Bernhardt
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I'm studying physics in the UK and I like the idea of a research/teaching career. However I'm very aware that these...
Jul30-13 01:20 PM
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Hello, I am in a bit of a dilemma. I am right before my undergrad degree and I have been torn apart between physics...
Jul30-13 06:10 AM
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I have 3 friends 2 are civil engineers, and one is Electrical engineer. They've graduated 2 years ago and they are...
Jul30-13 12:15 AM
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It's very difficult for me to decide B/w Physics or Math. As my B.Sc majors were Math and Physics. And i did great in...
Jul29-13 07:33 PM
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hello guys , i currently live in egypt , and i believe i will also be getting my college education in egypt * i am...
Jul28-13 02:28 PM
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that's what one of my math profs told me. i forgot what the industry needs to be in order to make that much as an...
Jul28-13 09:59 AM
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Hi,I am studying mechanical engineering and I am going to apply for my masters in a few months.However, Im wondering...
Jul28-13 04:20 AM
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Crap. I couldn't get everything i wanted in my topic title. Anywho, I'm wondering which masters degree would be...
Jul27-13 09:18 PM
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Hi, Looking for some assistance on a decision. I'm an undergraudate EE student completing an extension to my...
Jul27-13 05:39 PM
1 808 The article...
Jul27-13 02:42 PM
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According to most science jobs websites, like, the number of jobs in biology far exceeds the...
Jul27-13 01:33 PM
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Hello I have a 2 more years planning ahead before I choose my major, however I like to plan ahead so I've come up...
Jul27-13 08:13 AM
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Hey folks, I am currently studying at Ryerson (Toronto, Canada) in Computer Engineering (BEng) and I am starting my...
Jul26-13 11:40 PM
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I know this might sound like a very, very peculiar question, with a very, very peculiar description. Anyway, I am...
Jul25-13 11:09 AM
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I have had a LinkedIn profile for years, but have never once used it for employment in my previous field of work. ...
Jul23-13 04:03 PM
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Hi I recently received my bachelor degree in ME and now I am facing a dilemma for my masters. I originally wanted...
Jul23-13 12:14 PM
Ben Espen
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I'm in my last year of college as an undergraduate physics B.S. and have so far tried astronomy and materials science...
Jul22-13 09:00 PM
Vanadium 50
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Hi (second post), I'm sorry if this topic has been discussed already, but I think my case is a little unique. I had...
Jul22-13 03:28 PM
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If applying for engineering jobs (excluding civil) would there be any benefit in having one of the following degree...
Jul21-13 09:44 PM
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I have a BS in EE . My specialty is controls and computer engineering. I am trying to decide between getting my...
Jul21-13 07:13 PM
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Hi everybody, First, hi PF! It seems like there's a pretty wide array of backgrounds on the forums, so I'm hoping...
Jul21-13 02:52 PM
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hi I have to get a job before going to college ,I have to work for like a year before enrolling. anyway,I have a...
Jul19-13 02:30 PM
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Hi Guys, I am trying to choose a path in mechanical engineering. I am wondering what braches you guys have had...
Jul18-13 11:11 AM
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I live in Seattle, so my opportunities are better than most people. Still I'm having trouble. My friends who graduated...
Jul18-13 09:53 AM
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As opposed to entering fields such as medicine, law, finance, accounting, actuarial science, etc.?
Jul17-13 07:34 AM
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Hello, I am an EE at college, and I will be graduating in (most likely) 3 semesters. Out of all of the parts of EE,...
Jul17-13 06:37 AM
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Hi all, I recently got very interested in machine learning and neural networks etc. Although I am having a...
Jul17-13 12:06 AM
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Hi everyone, I plan to major in nuclear engineering and material science and engineering. What field of study...
Jul16-13 07:49 PM
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hi all I was going to study Electrical Engineering at Cleveland State University. so considering the current...
Jul16-13 09:17 AM
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Well anyone would normally pursue an engineering career in my school , especially in the "General sciences" section ....
Jul12-13 07:12 PM
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Hi, so I'm a junior pursuing a B.S in physics but I'm thinking that might not be enough to make me competitive. So I...
Jul12-13 06:48 PM
Vanadium 50
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I am a non traditional student, 28 year high school dropout, who is starting on my third year of college majoring in...
Jul11-13 07:37 AM
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Any advice or general experience on how to go about this type of work? I've just graduated almost penniless and...
Jul10-13 08:20 AM
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I recently received a Physics Ph.D. but I had previously studied and earned an Aerospace Engineering masters degree. ...
Jul9-13 09:33 PM
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Greetings Physics Forums, Yes, checking for typing errors apparently is not my strong point! I'm a few months...
Jul9-13 12:11 PM
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I am a recent graduate from a not particularly prestigious engineering school with a mechanical and energy engineering...
Jul8-13 09:09 PM
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Hi everyone, I've got a lot on my mind and I would really appreciate any advice. I'm entering into my senior year...
Jul8-13 11:48 AM
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