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I agree with these comments.  After a year or so there is little
difference, what you do on the job is more important than where you went
to school.  Engineering is not learned in school anyway.  What you learn
is the tools and the vocabulary,  real engineering is learned on the

Dennis McCroskey

Bill Cain, S.E. wrote:

> Observing engineers ten years into their practice, I find little
> difference
> between engineers based on what school they went to.  I have worked
> with
> both excellent and lousy engineers from both types.  I must say on the
> whole, California schools (public or private, practical or
> theoretical)
> seem to turn out the best graduates (I'm sure our Texas friends will
> dispute this ;<),  and I admit I am somewhat biased on this subject ).
> Early in a career, the practically educated student gets started a
> little
> faster and easier but struggles more with the theoretical side (yes,
> most
> of us have to do theoretical stuff some of the time).  For
> theoretically
> educated students the reverse is true.  However, once in practice, I
> believe the distinction RAPIDLY blurs.  It seems to me that it is more
> of a
> function of individual initiative and willingness to keep on learning
> throughout their career (not because of continuing education
> requirements
> but because they want to) than what school one went to.