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This week’s theme is about the worst mistake we’ve made. I have a few doozies, but I think I’ll stick to one that caused me to break down and cry in front of my advisor…although the crying wasn’t great, either. I knew I was going to be finishing up my master’s and was trying to decide where to go for my doctorate. Unfortunately, I didn’t know if I was going to be accepted to any of the universities I’d applied to. I did know that my advisor was very willing to keep me on as a doctoral student. With this in mind, I decided to spend the last semester of my master’s program doing something very stupid: taking classes. As I’m prone to doing, I seriously underestimated how much time I would need to write my thesis, and thought I would be fine doing it alongside two classes (and an…

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We’ve decided to occasionally focus a series of posts on themes.  You probably noticed that we did this a couple weeks ago when discussing engineering salaries.  This week, we’re going to discuss how we each got into engineering. I am guessing that, unlike my fellow bloggers, I got into engineering by accident.  That is, I never had any intent to become an engineer, but things worked out that way. I did my undergraduate studies in physics with minors in math and geology, intending to go into computational geophysics after I finished.  While I was going to school, I met my husband, who was doing his PhD in electrical engineering.  All was well and good until I finished my bachelor’s degree, and he was just starting on his dissertation. Things might have worked out fine, except the closest school with a geophysics doctoral program is four hours away, and I was…

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