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>The biggest single improvement to engineering programs would be to make
co-op education mandatory for a full-blown engineering degree.

Is this not how it is done in the majority of Europe?

Michel Blangy, P.E.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 9:24 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Disastrous Interview
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> On Jul 5, 2007, at 10:47 AM, Jim Lutz wrote:
>
> > His take on the majority, however, is that they are coming to
> > college less prepared to learn than they used to be, and that the
> > academic institutions are pressured to graduate students with fewer
> > hours and probably ata lower standard than previously, due to the
> > financial realities of modern day higher education. I have no idea
> > how to improve this situation.
> I was a co-op when I went to school, and that made a huge difference
> to my understanding of the engineering business, my attitude toward
> my studies and how I would be employed, not to mention my grasp of
> practical matters. Such as pipe sizes and sheet metal gauges and
> thread standards. The biggest single improvement to engineering
> programs would be to make co-op education mandatory for a full-blown
> engineering degree.
>
> Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
> chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
> .......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania
> 1864)
> http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw/
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