How important are the creative problems solving abilities? I'm currently enrolled in an Intro to Engineering course at a local community college. In which, I had huge trouble coming up a creative (or working for that matter) design. Is there any way to improve this skill set? If so, how? All the other stuff I have, and/or am able to develop. I'm also going to try and get an intern in Engineering (either electrical or mechanical), or something to see what it's like. Reposted from the other thread. I respoted this because I didn't get a response before, and figured it was because I put it in a thread not started by me. I'm very good with math, physics and science in general (in math and physics, I'm usually at the top). I've also been developing skills in written and oral communication, leadership, and in working in groups. I also have a very strong work ethic. I'm sorry if I intruded where I wasn't welcome, but this is just something that really irritates me. I want to learn how to advance and get better skills.