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Calling All Engineers!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by taconinja, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Oct 13, 2008 at 12:38 PM
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    taconinja

    taconinja [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Are there any engineers out there? I was graduated in April with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a minor in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh. I am coming up on 6 months of employment at a major US coal mining company and have opportunities for higher education. I hope to test for my FE in April or October. After that, I would like to pursue a Masters in Business or Engineering. I will then test for my PE once my 4 year apprenticeship is up or I receive a recommendation. I will be replacing my mentor's 30+ years of experience as the Pilot Plant Manager and Chief Engineer at our R&D facility. There is a lot of upward mobility in the company and I believe the MBA may be the way to go.

    Thoughts? Recommendations?

    I am fielding any and all advice from those more experienced and knowledgeable than I. Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Oct 13, 2008 at 1:43 PM
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    pittim

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    I'm currently going to school at Penn State Erie for engineering...didn't declare yet but I'm 95% sure I'm going to declare Mechanical.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2008 at 6:15 AM
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    mlcasey

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    I just graduated from NC State last May in ME. I work for a company that makes parts for over head power systems for light rail and trolley cars. I too am planning on getting my PE I passed the FE last year, and I am also considering a MBA. A MBA where I work now wouldnt do me much good because im the only person here with an engineering degree but the other "engineer" has 30+ years of experence in the industry. In a large company I think an MBA would open up lots of doors for management and those big bucks. Good luck!
     
  4. Oct 14, 2008 at 7:15 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I don't have much more experience than you, but I can attest that the FE is much easier if you take it right away.
     
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