| Process Engineer |
| University : Clarkson University ( 2005 )
Major : Chemical Engineering
Still in Field? :Yes
Effort Level : 4/5 (Worked Hard)
Gender : Male
Jobs held since college:
1. R&D Engineer
2. R&D Engineer
3. Material Scientist
4. Safety Management
5. Process Engineer
Clarkson is an okay school. I was able to secure internships and CO-OPS there as well as graduate with a job in the field of my degree. There's a lot of professional opportunities, that is not to say that they are the best though. All of the opportunities I received were very hard earned, so don't come here expecting success unless you're willing to work."
Although I would like to justify 4 years of my life as a positive experience, I really can't do so whole-heartedly. My years at Clarkson were dull and boring. I had the opportunity to attend some Ivy League schools for engineering but decided to come here for the small size and lack of distraction. Big mistake, it was worse than I expected.
The male female ratio when i attending was about 5:1 and this had some obvious affects that initially were unforeseen: Most of the guys there were meat heads and the few women there were unjustifiably self-centered (I know this is a generalization, I have met some awesome people too). Guy to girl ratio isn't everything but it affects student body interactions and mentality (beyond relationships).
In terms of personal growth, everything was self motivated and I probably could've been bettered served at another institution. It seems that the student body at Clarkson is typically below average in maturity and personal interest (you won't find many people interested in the fine arts or philosophy), and the staff knows it and treats them as such - lower High School Students.
I know all this might come off a bit haughty, bit take heed - Clarkson provides a great education, but that's all it does.
Can you get into a good grad program from Clarkson? Yes. Can you secure an awesome job after graduating Clarkson? Yes.
But you can also obtain these things from many other institutions and be better served in the process.