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  1. Feb 2, 2015 #1
    Dear readers,

    Firstly I would like to say that I'm a new member to the Physics Forum and I hope to meet many people who share my passion for science (because lets face it, science is awesome!).

    I am a 25 year old male chemistry graduate from Scotland, and recently completed a Bsc in Chemistry. I have done a lot of work in this area such as: adhering strictly to the departmental policies and Standard Operating Procedures designed to mitigate the risk of sample mix-up, to follow Health and Safety and COSHH regulations – as outlined in the laboratories protocols and policies, the ability to prioritise and adapt to large workloads, carrying out detailed investigatory analyses of chemical solutions, the preparation and maintenance of reagents, consumables and stock, performing equipment maintenance and participating within laboratory environments – which includes the correct disposal of waste, engaging within internal and external quality control procedures and to perform other duties as deemed appropriate by the head of laboratory.

    Now, seeing as I have picked up a variety of technical and transferable skills from my recent involvement with internships and university, I am wanting a change in career practice. One discipline which has caught my eye is electrical engineering; specifically telecommunications and satellite communications.

    It would be invaluable for me if anyone could tell me a little about what the engineering course entails in your view (I appreciate many posts have been made on such questions and answering this question may seem daunting), what you personally enjoyed the course when studying it, the challenges and rewards associated with this profession, the people you work with, culture fit and basically anything else of importance which you believe to be essential for new starts going into the electrical engineering profession.

    Professionals who have done alternative engineering degrees/courses such as mechanical, civil, chemical or otherwise, your information would be a godsend for me as well.

    I appreciate this is a fairly long and comprehensive post, but it's better to be detail orientated than not.

    Thanks for reading.

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  3. Feb 7, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
  4. Feb 9, 2015 #3


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    You know, this sounds very strange to me. It really sounds like "write an essay on your life in STEM." I am not surprised it has not gotten a lot of responses. Challenges and rewards? Are you sure you are not in a sociology course of some kind?

    You have basically asked "what tastes good?" Even if somebody did post an answer to your question it wouldn't do you any good because it will not be telling you what you will enjoy, but what other people enjoy. I mean, some people like day-time television.

    Maybe you could ask a more specific question.
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