From the Experts: What it Takes to Be a Successful Engineer

Do you like snowboarding? Movies with great special effects? Theme parks? Well, all of these activities – and many more exist thanks to one profession: engineering.
In addition to recreational activities, engineers are also responsible for ensuring the safe construction and maintenance of much of the world’s infrastructure and manufacturing. In a nutshell, society would be pretty lost without this field.
So what does it take to become an engineer? First, you have to decide if engineering is right for you:
  • Have you always been inquisitive about how things are built?
  • How all the individual parts work together?;
  • Are you conscientious about your schoolwork?
The engineering curriculum is a challenging one and therefore, it’s critically important to be aware of your core interests and strengths prior to selecting engineering as a definitive career path.
In the 2013-2014 academic year, more than 16,000 students were granted an engineering degree in the United States. To help you decide if you’re bound to be one of the 16,000 (or more!) successful engineers to enter the workforce, review the infographic below from Carroll Engineering.
The bottom line is this: it takes more than a high IQ! From communication abilities to analytical aptitude, there are many traits that are required to excel in science and engineering.
From the Experts: What it Takes to Be a Successful Engineer