Lockheed Martin was at our school last night giving us an overview of what an aerospace engineer mainly does and what subdisciplines include such field like structures, propulsion, program management etc. I found the area of Structures quite interesting, especially after taking Engineering Statics i became quite fond of it. My life plan kinda goes like this, When im done with my ME Degree with a specialization in AE, i want to continue graduate studies in Structural Engineering. After working 10+ years in any aerospace company i would like to return to work with my dad and help him out with his construction company doing structural plans and analysis. After the conference was over last night, i approached the Structures expert from Lockheed and asked him if one can work in structural designs of bridges/buildings after studying aerospace structures. He told me "yeah, If you can do Aerospace Structures which is harder you can do bridges/buildings. So if you have a business plan go with structural engineering as graduate but if you want to become a scientist go with aerospace engineering as a graduate. " Now i ask, is this true ?? Can i move from the aerospace industry to a "civil engineering" industry if i have that academic preparation?