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Old 10-17-2009, 01:39 AM
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I was just wondering how many engineers are out there on dodgeforum. Right now i'm in my second year of civil engineering at ohio state and hoping to get an internship this summer
 
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I am a Civil
 
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What kind of things do you do? Right now i'm in my second year taking the core classes...mechanical engineering (statics), calculas 254, physics 132, and a general eduacation class. I'm looking forward to spring quarter when i start my civil engineering classes. I'm not sure which kind of civil i'm going to do yet. I guess i will figure that out later
 
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Right now I working for a company that Designs, Analyzes and Inspects large scale bridges. My office deals with mostly the NE US. I am currently in the inspection aspect of the company, where I go out and preform a field inspection and then report about it.

My job title:

Field Services Engineer

Description: Position involves field inspections and preparation of inspection reports with recommendations for maintenance and repair for all types and sizes of highway and railroad bridges, including fixed bridges, such as suspension and cable-stayed bridges, trusses, girder and beam bridges, and movable bridges. The Field Services Section also provides personnel for monitoring of new bridge construction or rehabilitation and special investigation projects. Position require some travel, especially during the Spring through Fall months. Field services are provided to clients throughout the United States and Canada; however, the Mechanicsburg office primarily serves the northeast region of the Country.

Requirements: BSCE and a willingness to utilize specialized equipment and techniques typically employed by rock and mountain climbers. Training is provided as needed for the job duties.
 
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Sounds like fun. I have a potenial job at the ohio department of transportation in columbus this summer. I should hopefully gain some knowledge and figure out which branch of civil i'd like to do.

Where did you graduate college?
 
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im in school for mechanical engineering, year 2 of 4,
 
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How do you like it so far?
 
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there are quiet are few on here, some in school over in the 3rd gen section. i was in school to be a civil but i got hooked up with the oil field and money talks. i guess now that the boom is gone i should look back into school. maybe lean toward oil development, those guys get paid ridiculous amounts of money. i was pulling 90k a year being a low level grunt only working six months out of the year. the company man or consultant was making aroun 300k for the same amount of time. but it is a very touchy job field
 
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Yeah. I've heard of the chemical and petroleum engineerings making some serious money. I believe the average starting salary for an Ohio State graduate with a bsce is around 45-48K. That was the average last year so i'm sure it has gone down some. Still that won't be bad to start off.
 
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How do you like it so far?
so far im loving it, fortunately my school takes a hands-on approach to learning, we have a 3 hours "lab" class every week which is linked to what we learn in class, so we get to start applying what we learn in the classroom to something tangible.
 

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