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The career path of any aspiring engineer goes a little something like this:
- Graduate High School
- Enroll in a college or university with an accredited engineering program
- Graduate from said college or university with a four-year engineering degree
- Take and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (first 8-hour test)
- Work under the “tutelage” of three to five licensed professional engineers for a minimum of four years
- Take and pass the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam (second 8-hour test)
- Be Awesome
Well, I found out tonight that I have just completed Step #6, and have in turn earned my professional engineering license! WHOOOOOOMP!
In the words of the immortal Ron Burgundy: “I don’t know how to put this, but…I’m kind of a big deal.”
Hehe…so maaaybe not quite, but I sure am stoked right now! The exam was this past October, for which I had started studying in July and fretting about it ever since…it’s safe to say that a massive weight has officially been lifted off of my shoulders. Now, I’m sure that there are a bit more than
seven six steps to the professional career advancement of an engineer, but I think things are going pretty well right now…wouldn’t ya say?
Seriously on cloud nine right now. Awww yeah!