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About CircleTech

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    The forums used computer parts guy.

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  1. The second choice:


    Today I stopped by breifly to see my academic advisor to look at new majors. This wasn't to actually pick a new major, it was a 10-minute session to see if switching to EE is viable.


    Bad news: not really. The degree is structured at our school such that EE majors start taking their 200 level classes Sophomore year, and the 300 and 400 level classes their junior year, with their capstone project their senior year. Meaning the only way for me to get an EE degree at this rate would be to pay SIUCs tuition out of pocket for a year. I could not just "go light" and take a couple of hard math and physics classes at a community college for a year while working. Taking out student loans would be the only way to go here.


    But it's not all bad news. There is another choice:


    SIUe (SIUs satellite campus only 20 miles from saint Louis) has industrial engineering as a degree. Its kind of a business and engineering degree mixed, and it has a lower salary than a straight EE degree, but a much higher starting salary than my current major. In fact because of my current classes, my senior capstone project is already marked as "completed" in degree works. It would also require no additional years of schooling for me, as long as I knocked out a 100 level physiology and anthropology class this summer instead of getting an internship.


    After doing some research, industrial engineers typically work as managers in factories, or in logistics/supply chain management. Some can even work in finance, or even technical work with the right certifications. I also found out Disney world is one of the largest employers in the united states of industrial engineers because they need people who can optimize lines on rides and crowds. Never would have known that. 


    Industrial engineers also learn business and management skills, so these could come in handy if I ever do choose to go the business route.


    I will be visiting my academic advisor again in a couple of weeks to schedule summer classes, but I am glad to get a degree that isn't (from my view) totally useless now.


    the big "push" for me is the fact that I will FINALLY live near a city! I can do stuff like attend meetups, visit scrapyards, and join in hackathons. All stuff I could never do at SIUC.



    1. OJTheAviator


      Great news!