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    Engineering Do all engineers have to do hands-on work except PhDs?

    I'm a little confused as to your major. Are you EE or MechE? I have my Bachelor's in MechE, and have worked for my current employer for almost 4.5 years now. My first 3 I spent in a repair facility as a shop engineer, which was a fancy term for 'walking Swiss Army knife', but I spent many hours...
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    Major for oil refinery career

    As someone who has worked with refineries (I work with a rotating equipment manufacturer) for several years, most of the engineers I've worked with have been either Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical. You run across Civil every now and then, but most of the ones I've met worked for outside...
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    Becoming a professor

    I was afraid that would be the situation. I really don't know if I could care less about research at the moment, which is one of the reasons I went into the workforce. When I graduated, I was almost to the point of "If I open another textbook, I'll kill someone," so I knew that I needed a job...
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    Becoming a professor

    Hi all, I graduated with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in August, started my job in November, and have definitely enjoyed myself. I like my job, it's a great company, and I definitely see myself staying here long term. But a question one of my supervisors posed to me about a month ago really...