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10-08-2010, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
Salaries may be increasing but it will be offset by the fact civil engineering is the most common engineering. Man, everyone goes into it. My sister is a year away from becoming one, and all her friends are in it. Go figure. It's super common. There's always a need for them, but you got a LOT of competition for top paying jobs. Don't be surprised to be pushed aside by high profile civil engineers(either high GPA students/master degrees or just plain civil engineers with experience). You'll probably find yourself with a good salary but you'll end up comparable to other engineers in the end just the same.
Actually Concordia had this "Industrial Experience" conference not too long ago.

Apparently Mechanical engineers are facing STIFF internal competition where apparently there is 1 job for every 7-8 students.

Whereas in the field of Computers (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc) there are 8-9 job per student.

I don't know if the number are accurate but that's kind of scary.

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