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Greg Goodknight
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Re: A few surprises
Greg Goodknight   9/16/2014 3:41:25 PM
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"It's no surprise MIT tops the list"

 

It should be noted that Harvey Mudd topped the mid-career salary list, followed by Caltech.

Greg Goodknight
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Re: A few surprises
Greg Goodknight   9/15/2014 8:55:44 PM
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That was Harry (aka Harcourt Fenton) Mudd, not Harvey, in the classic "Mudd's Women" Star Trek episode.

Greg Goodknight
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Re: A few surprises
Greg Goodknight   9/6/2014 6:28:40 PM
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Mudd isn't "more specialized". When I graduated in physics mumble years ago, while everyone took a major in math, physics, chemistry or engineering (a quantitatively oriented biology has since been added), everyone took the same classes for 3 semesters and many still overlapped in the fourth, with specialization only really starting in the 3rd year. Yes, that meant kids expecting to speclalize in pure math would take physical  chemistry and introduction to systems engineering with the chemists and engineers. No grade inflation either... the most common grade in any class at Mudd was (and apparently remains) something like a C+. What you get are graduates in one major field knowing the basic vocabulary of all the others.


And unlike CalTech which has a similar immersion for the school's foci,  everyone has to take a minor course of study in a humanity.

dbull
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Re: Definition of an engineering school
dbull   9/6/2014 9:31:22 AM
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I did not attend Purdue but in the midwest it is most definitely thought of as an engineering school.

dbull
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I would think...
dbull   9/6/2014 9:24:09 AM
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that a smart person would be more interested in mid-career salaries, adjusted by geographical standard of living pay differences, if they were interested in pay at all. In fact the last person I would want to hire is someone picking a school by the amount of money they could expect to make immediately after graduation. And I mean the absolute last. Though I would personally expect that statistically those would be the first to drop out. Is anyone aware of a list that has adjusted salaries of engineers at mid-career? 

Elizabeth M
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Re: A few surprises
Elizabeth M   6/9/2014 4:47:12 AM
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Yes, you're right, Debera, so hopefully the information is accurate so the best and the brightest can make the best decisions about their future.

Debera Harward
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Re: A few surprises
Debera Harward   6/8/2014 4:40:28 AM
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Ekizebeth, I totally agree with you that this information will be very helpfull for students chossing which university to enter . It will also help them calculate the returns they expect to get back on the amount invested in University . 

William K.
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Are they really telling the truth?????
William K.   6/7/2014 7:38:06 PM
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Amazing high salaries are claimed. But what else would the school possibly say if they want to attract engineering students. 

But it seems to me that there is a bit of inflation going on. Of course, in other parts of the country not so depressed as the greater detroit area incomes may be a bit higher. But just like all of those salary surveys, if the resulkts are truthful than I am depressed. 

I would suggest only accepting claimes backed up with a copy of a 1099 form.

engineerBob
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Re: A few surprises
engineerBob   6/5/2014 11:29:45 AM
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I never heard of Harvey Mudd, except as the creator of android women on an old Star Trek episode: that was an incentive for a teenage boy to become an engineer!

a2
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Re: WPI at #6
a2   5/28/2014 11:09:17 PM
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@johnr: Well that's  a good one . Maybe she was a dropout of MIT

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