Main Question or Discussion Point
I am a first year engineering student at Purdue and I don't know which path I want to go down. I know I want to do something with a direct real wold application, so no math, physics etc majors. I do want a degree in the sciences and I want a job with stability, good pay, and some contact with the product. I don't want Chem-E or EE. But the other branches of Engineering all seem interesting, Nuke, Mech, Aero, and Civil. I enjoy tinkering with things, like my dirt bike and car, I also like music and art. I am on the crew team and part of the FSAE club where we build a half scale f1 car. I would love to one day run an R&D company and patent a few ideas I have, but that is expensive and isn't going to happen over night so realistically I need a career. I came here planning on doing ME but now I am thinking Areo is cool, Civil means I get to be outside if I want or I can work in a group on big projects, if I pick Nuke I can be on the geek team and the work environment and pay seem great in a growing field, and ME is more or less universal to most tech fields. My question is, how do I decide? Any suggestions based on what I have said? I don't want to get 3 years deep into a degree and suddenly decide I don't like it.