Get to Know More about Engineering
Before jumping into an engineering degree it is important to first understand what the degree entails, as well as to select the right discipline for your strengths, interests, and career goals. Most engineering degrees are extremely structured and allow for minimal deviation from the plan established by the university. Several engineering disciplines can take five years to complete and are extremely math intensive. It can be a good idea to talk to practicing engineers. They will be able to paint a better picture of their career path and what day to day work actually looks like. Before making the commitment to a serious program, it makes sense to be sure you will like the work once you graduate.
Find the Right Discipline
There are so many different types of engineering disciplines it can be hard to pinpoint the one you want to study. While some of your core classes may overlap with other engineers, you will take several courses that are specific to your area of study. Let's take a closer look at some of the engineering disciplines hired at Gausman & Moore.
● Mechanical | Probably the broadest engineering application, mechanical engineering is focused on the design and manufacturing of mechanical systems. Because of the broad field mechanical engineering covers, you will take a wide range of classes including thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and technical drawing. If you are interested in creating sustainable designs, then mechanical engineering might be a good option.
● Electrical | Electrical engineers are focused on electrical power. Typically, electrical engineers work with large power applications for buildings or campuses. If you are interested in how large power systems work or are curious as to how you can improve existing power systems, an electrical engineering career path may be a good option for you.
● Plumbing | Plumbing engineers differ from plumbers because are the engineers who design the actual systems for how water, liquids, and gasses are delivered into and around the building. While a plumbing engineer will ensure connections are tight and correct, he or she will also create the most efficient water delivery possible. If you are the type of person who likes to design systems and find ways for more efficient and sustainable water delivery designs then this is a good option for you to study.
Practice your Skills
Whatever discipline you look to pursue it is important to practice your skills. For engineering, in particular, an internship is vital to successful job placement upon graduation. Practicing your skills day to day in a real-world application will help tremendously when applying, and landing, your first job. At Gausman & Moore, we are always looking for the next talented generation to help us achieve our sustainable initiative. The creative and eager young engineers starting their career with us are sure to gain incredible knowledge and experience only furthering their careers. To learn more about the open positions at Gausman & Moore, visit our Careers page or contact us today.