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Top TenTop Ten
BenefiTs ofBenefiTs of
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ENGINEERINGENGINEERING
CAREERCAREER
nUMBeR TennUMBeR Ten
Creative ThinkingCreative Thinking
 Because we are in a time of rapidBecause we are in a time of rap...
nUMBeR ninenUMBeR nine
Do you know why golf balls have dimples onDo you know why golf balls have dimples on
them? Do you ...
Number eightNumber eight
Professional EnvironmentProfessional Environment
Engineers are treated with respect andEngineers...
Number SeveNNumber SeveN
Prestige
Engineers play a primary role in
sustaining our nation’s international
competitiveness,...
Number SixNumber Six
Financial SecurityFinancial Security
While financial security should not be your
only reason for choo...
Number FiveNumber Five
Potential to Benefit Society
As an engineer, you can choose to work on
projects that clearly benefi...
Number fourNumber four
Intellectual Development
An engineering education will “exercise” your brain,
developing your abili...
Number ThreeNumber Three
Challenging Work
In the engineering work world, there is no shortage of
challenging problems. The...
Number TwoNumber Two
Variety of Career OpportunitiesVariety of Career Opportunities
What do Neil Armstrong, Jimmy Carter, ...
Number oNeNumber oNe
Job SatisfactionJob Satisfaction
Studies show that , by far, the No. 1 cause of unhappiness
among peo...
ETP 2005 - Brian Vance
SuggestionsSuggestions
 Make sure to cite your source for yourMake sure to cite your source for yo...
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  1. 1. Top TenTop Ten BenefiTs ofBenefiTs of anan ENGINEERINGENGINEERING CAREERCAREER
  2. 2. nUMBeR TennUMBeR Ten Creative ThinkingCreative Thinking  Because we are in a time of rapidBecause we are in a time of rapid social and technological changes, thesocial and technological changes, the need for engineers to thinkneed for engineers to think creativelycreatively is greater now than ever before.is greater now than ever before.
  3. 3. nUMBeR ninenUMBeR nine Do you know why golf balls have dimples onDo you know why golf balls have dimples on them? Do you know what a laser is or how athem? Do you know what a laser is or how a computer works? Do you know why split levelcomputer works? Do you know why split level houses experience more damage in earthquakes?houses experience more damage in earthquakes? An engineering education can help youAn engineering education can help you understand how these, and many other things inunderstand how these, and many other things in the world, WORK.the world, WORK. Technological and Scientific DiscoveryTechnological and Scientific Discovery
  4. 4. Number eightNumber eight Professional EnvironmentProfessional Environment Engineers are treated with respect andEngineers are treated with respect and have certain freedoms in your work. Youhave certain freedoms in your work. You will have influence in what happens inwill have influence in what happens in your company. You will have manyyour company. You will have many opportunities to learn and grow throughopportunities to learn and grow through your work.your work.
  5. 5. Number SeveNNumber SeveN Prestige Engineers play a primary role in sustaining our nation’s international competitiveness, maintaining our standard of living, ensuring a strong national security, and protecting public safety.
  6. 6. Number SixNumber Six Financial SecurityFinancial Security While financial security should not be your only reason for choosing a career in engineering, if you decide to become an engineer you will be well paid. Engineering graduates receive the highest starting salary of any discipline.
  7. 7. Number FiveNumber Five Potential to Benefit Society As an engineer, you can choose to work on projects that clearly benefit society, such as cleaning up the environment, developing prosthetic aids for disabled persons, developing clean and efficient transportation systems, and increasing the standard of living in underdeveloped countries.
  8. 8. Number fourNumber four Intellectual Development An engineering education will “exercise” your brain, developing your ability to think logically and solve problems
  9. 9. Number ThreeNumber Three Challenging Work In the engineering work world, there is no shortage of challenging problems. There will be no single answer, no answer in the back of the book, no professor to tell you that you are right or wrong. You will be required to devise a solution and persuade others that your solution is the best one.
  10. 10. Number TwoNumber Two Variety of Career OpportunitiesVariety of Career Opportunities What do Neil Armstrong, Jimmy Carter, and Alfred Hitchcock have in common? Though the eventually chose very different careers – an astronaut, a president, and a filmmaker. They all started with an engineering career.
  11. 11. Number oNeNumber oNe Job SatisfactionJob Satisfaction Studies show that , by far, the No. 1 cause of unhappiness among people in the U.S. is job dissatisfaction. It is important to find a career that provides you with enjoyment and satisfaction. Engineering provides a satisfying field of work for numerous reasons, some of which were listed here.
  12. 12. ETP 2005 - Brian Vance SuggestionsSuggestions  Make sure to cite your source for yourMake sure to cite your source for your information, even if it is all from VCSUinformation, even if it is all from VCSU  No 10 is capitalized, but the others areNo 10 is capitalized, but the others are not.not.  Slide 4 has navigation buttons that needSlide 4 has navigation buttons that need to be removed.to be removed.  Slide 8 needs to have the word “four”Slide 8 needs to have the word “four” capitalizedcapitalized

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