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“Ask an Engineer” Discussion Topics:
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1. Why engineering? – September
Describe your decision to become an engineer.
- How and when did you decide to become an engineer?
- What other careers did you consider?
2. What’s your field of engineering? – October
Describe how you chose your field of engineering
- What interest or reason drove you to pick the field?
- What has kept you on this career path?
3. What do you do? – November
Describe your job
- What are your primary job responsibilities?
- Describe a typical day.
- Describe your work environment.
- What has been your greatest challenge?
- What do you like most about your job, your company, & your industry?
- What do you dislike about job, your company, & your industry?
4. How do you manage? – February
Work/Life Balance for Women Engineering –
- How have you managed to balance your work and family/personal responsibilities?
- Do you feel like the work/life balance issue is any different for engineers than it is for women in other fields?
- Does your company encourage an atmosphere that allows for work/life balance?
5. What’s it like to be an engineering student? – March
Describe your college education
- How did you choose what school to attend?
- How & why did you choose your major?
- What was the most difficult part about engineering in school?
- What were projects & homework like as an engineering student?
- How were you able to balance school with other activities?