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I dont know what to do...

nmt6789nmt6789 Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
edited October 2007 in College Search & Selection
So right now I'm in an Engineering Technology program at RIT and I am not sure whether or not I want to stay in engineering. I am planning on transferring next year to an engineering program somewhere else but, the problem is, I dont know if I like engineering or not.

The only thing that assures me is that it seems like there is nothing else out there. can anyone give me a suggestion on what I can to do figure out what I really like to major in?

Other considerations are something along the lines of business, marketing, economics or possibly architecture.
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Replies to: I dont know what to do...

  • UCBChemEGradUCBChemEGrad Registered User Posts: 10,277 Senior Member
    Did you just start at RIT this year?
  • ken285ken285 Registered User Posts: 3,931 Senior Member
    What was the original reason you decided on engineering?
  • nmt6789nmt6789 Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    1. Yes this is my first year

    2. I chose engineering because it seems like the only thing I would like to do.
  • weenieweenie Registered User Posts: 5,793 Senior Member
    And what exactly is it about the RIT program that you don't like? Can you pinpoint that? (I know it's hard sometimes.)

    Engineering Tech is a good field - the pay is good and there is demand. You've probably already discovered that it's a tad less demanding than regular engineering?

    Frankly, I think it's WAY too early to be quitting. MAKE AN APPT WITH YOUR ADVISOR TOMORROW!!! I know you have one - and I bet you've never talked with him/her. Tell him/her your concerns. See what they say.
  • nmt6789nmt6789 Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    I feel that Engineering Tech is for slackers or something.... I don't know but it seems like I'm in class with a lot of slackers.

    You also cannot become a Professional Engineer in NY state with a technology degree.
  • ken285ken285 Registered User Posts: 3,931 Senior Member
    For engineering, this is a good link to find out more information the different fields: http://www.careercornerstone.org/engineering/engineering.htm
    Read it and see if there's anything you're really interested in.
  • ken285ken285 Registered User Posts: 3,931 Senior Member
    You also cannot become a Professional Engineer in NY state with a technology degree.
    1. Not every engineer needs to be licensed; it depends on what field and what sector you work in.
    2. You can be a professional engineer in NY state with a technology degree. See http://www.op.nysed.gov/pelic.htm
    The only difference is you need more work experience than somebody with an engineering degree.
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