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  1. The possibility, and very probable reality that you may not get into the program or school of your choice is not talked about enough. A lot of times we hear of the success stories, we talk about our peers admissions and we post about our accomplishments. Very rarely do you see a Facebook post from a friend that says “I didn’t get into engineering!”. There is an obvious reason for this, and that is simply explained by human nature, we don’t celebrate what we perceive to be a ‘failure’ or ‘step backwards’ and I can tell you from experience that I personally felt a bit ashamed and embarrassed to
  2. Today is a bit of a different blog, I am going to discuss why I am applying to medical school. As you know from my last blog entries, you know that I have always thought about the idea of medical school and entertained the thought that if I wanted to try after graduation, I could. To go to medical school you need and undergraduate degree, that’s how I ended up in engineering and although I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every part of the schooling, loved the work terms I completed, and enjoy my job, I just can’t shake the idea of being in the medical field. I feel that the medical f
  3. If you’ve been following along you probably know that I am an engineer by now. More specifically I graduated from the Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering (ONAE) program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Almost everybody, apart from those in or teaching the program, will ask ‘So what do you do?’ And I’m here to tell you all about it! First off, yes, the ONAE program is a degree and it is accredited the same as your basic mechanical and civil engineering degrees. In my personal opinion it is one of the hardest programs because we are not just dealing with static structures and w
  4. Hey Guys! Today I am going to write about my experience with the engineering coop program. I am only familiar with the engineering programs in Canada and most are generally the same layout at a high level. There are some minor differences in the length of programs, types of disciplines offered and finally the coop option but basically not much else differs logistically. Lets talk about the last thing, coop!! COOP So. My undergraduate degree was completed at a university where this wasn’t an option. Whether you wanted to or not you were going to do the coop stream. There
  5. I know many of you reading this blog post might not have the option to choose an engineering discipline right out of high school. However, maybe you do and/or maybe you’ll refer to this blog post when you must decide later down the road. The university I attended offered 6 undergraduate disciplines to choose from at the end of engineering one, the general eng year that covers all first year courses like math physics and chemistry. Many universities, including mine, have students go through a general first year before you decide what discipline to enter, this may be with many other student
  6. I wanted to start this chat because before I even left high school I had to make a decision that caused me a bit of stress and worry. Basically, deciding if you want/should enter a program or faculty right away, if a general year is better, if you dont know if collage or university is where you belong I wanted to offer a couple pointers that helped me; 1. Talk to everyone around you. Parents, guidance councillors , academic advisors, friends and other students. It helps and although it can be overwhelming, by voicing your thoughts out loud you may come to some realization, but know t
  7. To explain how I choose engineering out of high school I am going to paint you a picture of my personal journey and maybe parts, if not all of it, will sound familiar to where you are to in your life or, where you may find yourself in the days, months, or years to come. In high school I did very good academically. I didn’t find high school overly challenging, I studied for all my exams and got great marks. I, unlike most students but maybe like some, was conflicted between science based programs after high school and so I somehow managed to do grade 11 and 12 biology, physics, chemistry a
  8. Hello Everyone! If you are reading this post it means that you are curious, interested or intrigued about a career in Engineering or something related. I am only 23 years old and I have completed an engineering degree in Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering and simultaneously received a minor in mathematics! Now I am working full time for the Canadian Coast Guard! I choose engineering right out of high school and was successful in getting into the degree program right away. I didn’t know this is what I wanted to do, I didn’t do the most advanced math courses in high school and I
  9. What is you profession/Industry? I am and Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineer with the Canadian Coast Guard. What do you do? Simply put, I work with boats and everything that floats. We 3D model ships of all sizes and capabilities. We can analyse how fast, how much power or how much strength a boat or floating offshore structure will need in every wind and wave condition there is! We can design and build. We develop standards for safety and we can predict what will happen if your structure is damaged or flooded. There is so much more! What skills do you need? This
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