Engineers are logical thinkers. They are problem solvers that are constantly thinking of ways to solve issues, to make things better. As a woman, I found that our tendency to think (and often over think) played nicely into engineering. Moreover, I met doctors, lawyers, and many other professionals that graduated with an engineering degree and became something else later on. That's the flexibility I wanted. It became clear to me that this degree was the perfect foundation to fulfill my dreams.
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