Well it's my senior year and I was pretty set on being an engineer. But an engineering student came in and talked to us about what it is like. He said that it was nothing like what he imagined; he became an engineer because he wanted to be active doing things and creating things. He said that it's mostly just sitting in an office going over papers and making sure that "nothing will go wrong". He is a civil engineer so I'm not going to stereotype this with all engineering careers. I was drawn to engineering because I loved the idea of designing new things and making them work. But all I really hear about it is some people working in a huge factory monitoring machine output and such. This may sound dumb, but is there any type of realistic engineering career in this age where you get to actively design new things? If there is then sign me up.