You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #7: Why do you think engineers get hired into so many [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Education Donate to DU
exboyfil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:37 AM
Response to Reply #3
7. Why do you think engineers get hired into so many
different fields? Either companies are moving in lockstep without considering the bottom line (engineers are expensive) or engineers bring value to these companies.

Also if we have too many engineering and science graduates, why do we have so many H-1B Visa individuals?

My company recently doubled the bounty on bringing engineering recruits into our company. I was shocked, but this indicates that we are having difficulty recruiting talent.

I am advising my daughter, who is interested in video editing/cinema/journalism, to pursue an engineering undergraduate degree with a film studies minor. At least in today's market the difference is stark: $60K+ starting salary as an engineer with 90%+ placement versus $30K and uncertain placement. The nice thing about an engineering degree, which you pointed out, is that it can take you in almost any direction; and, if your avocation does not work out, it will serve to put food on the table in the interim.

Engineers also study other fields besides math and science. Many (like me) spend a great deal of time studying history. I am also interested in archeology, general science, and education. Many liberal arts degrees have little quantitative content, but most science and engineering majors contain extensive humanities and social studies content.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Education Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC