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How is the Chemical Engineering program at CCNY?

yg7s7yg7s7 Registered User Posts: 876 Member
edited October 2010 in City College of New York
Does it provide good connections and job opportunities? I'm concerned that the name value of CCNY doesn't look very high.
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Replies to: How is the Chemical Engineering program at CCNY?

  • jwxiejwxie Registered User Posts: 1,479 Senior Member
    The ChemE is good. But overall CCNY doesn't has its name on the ground. We are not IVYs, and not MIT.
    The sad thing about CCNY is that our name isn't very known to the general public. This, however, doesn't suggest that we don't receive recognition from the industries within the city. The general public always get confused about City College with the City Universities of New York (CUNY)

    "I go to City College"
    "Oh, Which one!?"
    "City College"
    "Oh, Baruch?"
    "No! The City College"
    This is the CCNY sarcasm.

    Sigh... I think we are the less recognizable (maybe tie with Lehman) among the senior CUNY colleges!
  • yg7s7yg7s7 Registered User Posts: 876 Member
    Thanks for the reply jwxie, I kinda expected you would post a reply LOL
    I know it's no MIT but I just wanna know if going to it will get me some job in industry. I'm worried especially because it seems like the job market for ChemE is not very good right now... Do you know any ChemE graduates from your school or have any data?

    I think I'll post this thread in Engineering forum as well
    I'm interested in going to CCNY for second degree in ChemE good thing is it's cheap and close to my home.
  • jwxiejwxie Registered User Posts: 1,479 Senior Member
    I will ask for you. How soon? Hmm depends. I can shoot a couple emails later.
  • yg7s7yg7s7 Registered User Posts: 876 Member
    It would be awesome if you could do it!! Don't waste your time too much though, just please ask them how they are doing, whether they got a job or not.

    Btw, this is a Yahoo article I found yesterday, it listed Chemical Engineering as one of the disappearing professions =(
    disappearing-jobs: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

    Thank you!!
  • jwxiejwxie Registered User Posts: 1,479 Senior Member
    Hi yg7s7. I tried my best already. But people that I contacted said they don't have the information...

    :( sorry.
    If you are not a NY resident I don't think you should risk the chance to come to NY just for CCNY. That's my serious comment :)
  • yg7s7yg7s7 Registered User Posts: 876 Member
    ^aww thanks for the reply. No ChemE graduates told you they got a job or not or gave you the data?
    Well I am a NY resident. I was kinda interested in NYU-Poly and Manhattan College as well and was deciding between getting 2nd degree or Master's degree. But now I'm skeptical with even getting into ChemE :( You'll see why I feel that way if you read this post.
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/engineering-majors/1013311-interesting-article-wall-street-journal-especially-chemes.html#post1065729993

    But I guess it's still better than Chemistry right? In terms of job market at least.
  • jwxiejwxie Registered User Posts: 1,479 Senior Member
    Yes. The second and third articles are very shocking. The first article cited a graduate with a year job-search and ended up as a waiter is even more appalling.

    I think the overall engineering boom is now disappearing, as I said in the past, that we are in 2010.
    I am only a sophomore, as you know, and I bet you are older than I am (since you are looking for a second degree).
    My answer is that if you don't have another option interest you ATM, then try chemical engineering.

    Recently I lost the momentum for engineering. I continued because I started, and I personally enjoy the general scope of engineering (especially the learning side).

    I said it's still better than chemistry, because it's more research and theory based. Although ChemE is also quite research-intensive IMO (you have to design the reactors, for example).

    How long will it take you to do 2nd degree, vs a master?
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