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CSM vs MST

ShirekidShirekid 3 replies1 threads New Member
I was wondering if anybody had any thoughts between Colorado school mines in Missouri Esancy. I was recently except to both but now I'm trying to weigh my options. Of plan I'm going into their petroleum engineering program. Does anybody have any opinions on either of these schools?
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  • ShirekidShirekid 3 replies1 threads New Member
    *Missouri S&T
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  • ColoradomamaColoradomama 2779 replies32 threads Senior Member
    One comment, Rolla is boring, Golden, while also a small town, is not bad for both outdoor activities and closeness to social life in Denver and Boulder. Mines is also smaller, I think although it is a state school. My neighbors are getting good internships at Mines in Petroleum, even with the downturn. My next door neighbor, a senior at Mines has a good offer in Texas at a major oil company with a great salary.
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  • emptyMTemptyMT 95 replies6 threads Junior Member
    My brother went to Mines and then had great offers for grad school. I'm not going because they don't have aerospace, but otherwise I would (if I could, it's getting a lot harder to get into). I do remember one thing he said is that CSM won't even let companies recruit on campus if they offer unpaid internships b/c they think their students are worth more than that. He didn't do an internship but got a paid summer fellowship with some kind of physics group.
    It is a tough school though. But I think that's why employers like it.
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  • ColoradomamaColoradomama 2779 replies32 threads Senior Member
    @emptyMT Mines Mechanical Engineers are recruited into Ball Aerospace, Lockheed Martin at perhaps a higher rate than CU BACHELORS DEGREE Aerospace graduates. The reason for that is the program at Mines is harder. I would look carefully at Mines Mechanical Engineering. Its just as good, if you are going to just get a bachelors degree. If you want an advanced degree, CU Boulder would be better for aerospace. Mines has some space science faculty as well.
    The undergraduate programs in aerospace need to cover very similar material to mechanical engineering, but there is some additional classes available at CU Boulder and the opportunity to work at LASP. LASP hires Mines grads too even though its up in Boulder. LASP engineers usually have a masters degree in their field, not always aerospace engineering, it could be electrical engineering, computer science or mechanical engineering.
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