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Second Bachelors Degree in Aerospace engineering at age 27?

  1. Nov 23, 2013 #1
    Hi guys, I hope I can explain my situation well enough and get some good feedback on what to do.

    I graduated with a Bachelors in Economics, at the age of 24, started college late due to some financial hardship. I've been working for two years now, and I'm at a crossroads on what to do next.

    I really don't find myself as fascinated with finance, in fact I routinely study rocket engine design and as a hobby have taken up building my own liquid propellant rocket engine. Check out Copenhagen Suborbital, great bunch of guys trying to send a man into sub orbit.

    The next step would be for me to go and get a masters in finance ie. MBA but I'm not so sure about that anymore.

    I took cal 1 and cal 2 and physics 1 and physics 2 and chem 1 and chem 2. I found calc to be quite easy actually. I struggled in my liberal arts courses and my gpa was a 3.2. Calc and physics being the only classes that I got an A in, in my entire college career.

    I dont doubt my aptitude but if I apply to college know, I will be 27 when I start and spend about 3 years graduating and be done by 30.

    I worry that at 30, with no work experience that I will have a tough time finding a job.

    My end goal is to spend time in design and research, being able to test new materials and systems for propulsion in rockets and jet engines.

    I envision it would almost be fun to come into work and fire up the CAD and go to work, as if everyday was creative and new.

    Anyway, I hope I can get some guidance and opinions.

    Thank you
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  3. Nov 23, 2013 #2


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    You can intern during your studies to help gain useful work experience, further if you go on to get a masters many companies will waive the "one years experience."

    It is illegal for an interviewer to ask your age, although it's inferable from your résumé. I don't think age 30 will a be a problem.
  4. Nov 24, 2013 #3
    If it doesn't work out, you can always go back into finance and pay off the debt.
  5. Nov 24, 2013 #4
    Engineers and scientists regularly get jobs in the finance industry. Plus, he has an economics degree and experience in finance.
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