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I am seriously jealous of my male engineering colleagues: it’s so easy for them to pick out clothing, and they never have to worry that someone will assume they aren’t an engineer because of their attire.  I have decided that it is time for a serious wardrobe upgrade, and I am struggling to figure out what kind of clothes I can and should wear. For years, I’ve been quite happy wearing jeans, sneakers and tshirts or sweaters depending on the weather.  This is perfectly acceptable where I work, as there really is no dress code.  Unfortunately, this more often than not has left people believing I’m a grad student, or more often, an undergrad…because that’s how a lot of them dress. When I’ve tried to upgrade to wearing more professional clothes, I am assumed to be a secretary, except when I went to a conference recently.  At the conference, I…

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Like most people, I’ve been known to Google myself.  I recently came across a reddit link to my interview on EEWeb.  And as soon as I linked to the page, I got very POed.  Underneath the link was a lone comment: I winced I’m sorry >.< Why do girl EE’s look like that and not like the hot stuff from the Business and Admin Depts?? My first response, of course, was to think that this was ridiculous as a) I know several very beautiful women who are engineers and b) it’s not like most of the male engineers I know are fashion models, either.  I also thought the obnoxious commenter needed a good dose of some Single Dad Laughing. After my initial WTF response, I calmed down and decided that perhaps I should look at it from a different perspective and try to answer this moron’s the question.  Why aren’t there…

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