There seems to be self-help books out there for almost everything these days. How to find your soulmate, how to get out of depression if you don’t find your soulmate, and even how to write self-help books. And while there are a slew of books about how to start your first job, there isn’t really any book that is just real with you about what it is like to be an entry level woman in engineering. Probably because all of us are ridiculously busy, engineering and whatnot, and are admittedly lacking skill when it comes to writing.
That is where this blog comes into play. I am a young professional engineer, and the second female engineer at my mid-sized firm. I’m far enough in that I know what it’s like to deal with the bullshit of the real world, while close enough to school to remember what it was like to teeter on the edge of the “real world” wondering what was beyond all the HR pitches and fancy job titles.
In this blog I’m going to include all the things aspiring engineers have asked me about, and the parts of engineering which I wish I knew going in. And I’m going to be pulling in some of the most intense female engineers I know to write about their experiences from different industries. Not everything is glamorous, but maybe you can use the ridiculous situations we’ve encountered to help you find your own way through this muddled thing we call a career. Or maybe you’ll just use it to entertain yourself during your lunch break, or while you are supposed to be accomplishing something much more productive and time sensitive.
In light of me wanting to still be an engineer after this is all said and done, I am changing all the names in my blog and will keep some of the ultra boring specifics about my work out. I know, I know, you were all hoping this was a blog about the super riveting paperwork I get to do. That said, I will be keeping the rest of the content as accurate as possible, because there is nothing crazier than real life.