TireToast wrote:Congrats on passing your exam. What made ya switch from mechanical to civil engineering.
Sorry, just saw you responded.
Its just where my career has taken me. My first job out of college was in the construction industry, designing doors for aircraft hangars. They thought they wanted a ME, but what they really needed was a structural engineer and a drafter. That's basically what they did before hiring me; they worked with an outside engineering firm and a freelance drafter. I came in, basically took over the drafting role and became a liaison with the engineer. I don't know what they were thinking hiring a green as hell ME to do that job. The one good thing I took away from that job was an interest in construction. So, when it came time to move on from that job, I landed with my current company who likes to hire CivEs and MEs with an interest in construction. If you're wondering how an ME fits in here, we deal with equipment systems for forming concrete. Pretty much my entire career is based on two (junior level?) classes Statics and Mechanics of Materials. Fast forward a few years, I'm approached with an opportunity for a promotion, but it requires me to be a PE. I inquired whether I should pursue my PE as and ME or CivE and pretty much every other engineer I work with said for the work we do, a CivE is more appropriate. So... A lot of studying and two exam attempts later, I'm a Licensed CivE in the state of Texas (and I didn't get the promotion