Re: no doctor here

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Subject: Re: no doctor here
Name: ludicrous
Date: 7/23/2002 2:11:21 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Re: no doctor here posted by DeLang

Not so strange as it might sound at first, but the explanation is a little long-winded:

The Civ/EE/MechE engineering programs here (Colorado School of Mines) are more generalized than what a "pure" degree might entail. This is to avoid placing the school in direct competition with the also-state-funded University of Colorado (Boulder), a mere thirty miles away, which has a large engineering program than nominally includes some of the same programs offered here.

However the workload here, in addition to having an obscene credit-hour load, forces you into team-based problem solving from the very beginning. It appears pay off, as employers typically report that CSM graduates are exceptionally strong in both teamwork and leadership skills, and the school job-placement rate is around 80%.

So, CSM graduates are typically well-prepared for business and engineering-management positions, and that is where a lot of them seem to end up.

The point? Well, the political sciences program I refer to is "International Political Economy", which teaches you to analyze how states and markets interact (and how those interactions do not necessarily respect political boundaries), and make other evaluations based on those analyses.

It's a very good program for anyone who might end up in a management position for a company doing business internationally, although you can also make an entire career out of it -- e.g. the government hires such people for various policy and risk-analysis positions, as do many consulting firms.

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