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      02-11-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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I'm going to go out on a limb here. What would you suggest as a profession for someone like me?

I am good at Math and Science and decent in English:

Some test scores

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Math - 33
Science - 30
Reading - 30
Writing - 28

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Math - 700 (we wont go into the other subscores )

School in general I have underachieved, I do just enough to get by but this year I am putting in some decent effort even thought it doesn't really count as I am a senior. I am taking multiple AP's: AP Calc AB (95), AP Micro Economics (91) , AP Statistics (90), Honors Physics (93)..... and a few other English classes just for fun along with a band.

Things with numbers just come easily to me and I love helping people, unrelated but last year I took a college level accounting course and got a 96%. Today I got denied OOS from the University of Florida which really disappointed me, I have gotten into the University of Vermont, UCONN and then a bunch of other safety schools and am still waiting on Georgia Tech and the University of Delaware and am really just looking for some sort of direction. I know this writen passage has rambled on a lot and I didn't bother to read over it and I just wanted to say that any help is appreciated.

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Yeah I know, really not the right forum for a post like this but I thought that I could try
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If you are great in math and science, go into engineering. It's a real degree and the starting salaries are very nice.
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If you're good at math (or even if you're not, but willing to work on it) use those math skills. Engineers are in short supply in this county and it will only get worse as people avoid math intensive fields because it's too difficult. Engineers start out with great salaries and there's potential to move to the top of your organization.
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Learn how to do some computer programming on top and you're good.
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Engineering all the way

I can't agree more. Engineering is the way to go. You start your career with a good salary and then you have the option of moving into any other functional area you want. I see lots of engineers move into Sales, Operations, Program Management, and the executive levels. Funny though, you don't see a lot of people with non technical degrees moving around in a company, the candidate with a biology degree that ends up landing a job in a company and not academia usually spends the better part of their career in that function. People who have the ability to move through different functional areas are the ones who end up advancing in the company. Also, when you go to engineering school participate (ACTIVELY) in extracurricular projects. Since your on this forum you must be a car guy. Go to a school that does Formula SAE and get involved. I'm a UW Madison engineering grad who was very active in Formula SAE and it taught me hands on stuff, real application of engineering principals, and I got to spend $50k drinking beer and building a car with buddies that can walk all over an M3 around any autocross track hands down.
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Really pissed me off that I found out that my friend got in OOS to UF he is worse academically than me and he also has less extracurriculars than I do, the one thing he has is a brother that works there (FUCK CONNECTIONS!)
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