[Coco] OT: Thoughts about going back to school full time.
jdaggett at gate.net
jdaggett at gate.net
Mon Dec 5 15:22:33 EST 2005
You mentioned 23 yrs experience as a tech. That kind of gives an
approximation of age. 23 yrs work experience added to 2 yrs tech
school basically puts one's age at a minimum of 43. Maybe w2ith 4
yrs of military service on top of that and now 47. A prospective
employer would consider your age between 40 and 50 with little
trouble. Many would asume closer to 50.
I turn 55 next year.
On 4 Dec 2005 at 20:29, Jim Cox wrote:
From: "Jim Cox" <jimcox at miba51.com>
Subject: Re: [Coco] OT: Thoughts about going back to school full time.
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> First off thanks for the reply, you made some really good
> points. Secondly, I think I have asked a similar question
> a while back. Oh well, I guess I'm showing my age.
> I thought that the BSET may be a way to move into an
> engineering tech position. Maybe that's not the way to go
> then. For reason's I won't go into, I am looking at
> changing jobs, so your comment about getting the BSET not
> being a good decission is making me think about some other
> One option is to take advantage of the resources I have
> (CoCo, 6809 trainer, Ethernut, etc...) and use those to
> refresh and improve my skill set. It's cheaper, and more
> fun. Some things like math and C I can also do on my own.
> Thanks again for the input.
> On Sun, 04 Dec 2005 23:02:29 -0500
> jdaggett at gate.net wrote:
> > Jim
> > In the current climate I would state this based on
> > experience. IF one is over 50 yrs of age and
> >contemplating a BSEE
> > or even a BSET to move and gain advancement with another
> > company is not a good decission. If you are doing it to
> > within the company you are working at then by all means
> >go for it.
> > Right now if there are two engineers equally matched in
> >skills, one
> > over 50yrs old and the other say 35 yrs old, the younger
> > will win out. Simply because of cost of benefits. To
> > advancement with in the company you work for is okay. To
> >gain the
> > education to move on to another company and if you ar
> >older than
> > 50yrs old will be a mistake.
> > There is not supposed to be age descrimination in
> >hiring, but in a
> > quiet way there is. Proving it is far more difficult
> >than it is worth the
> > time and effort.
> > In some circles the BSET is not as prefered as the BSEE
> > Reasoning is the BSET has less math requirements. A BSEE
> > have 23 semester hours of mathematics in a 128 hour
> > program. There are two courses that are not part of the
> >BSET that
> > are apart of the BSEE program. These are:
> > 1) Analysis of Linear Systems
> > 2) ElectroMagnetic Fields and Waves.
> > Linear Systems is the main course that separates techs
> > enegineers. Heavy in theory and in math. Fields in Waves
> >is to
> > some a brutal course as it requires visualization of
> > deminsional concepts and mathematics. I just loved those
> > spherical integrals and gradients. Not to leave out
> > Equations either.
> > just my opinion
> > james
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