What is Civil Engineering and why am I interested?
Engineers work with their projects so much to the point where they know the plans like the back of their hand and they can talk about them without any trouble.
Engineer observing and adjusting his measurements while on the work-site to make the project more convenient and effective.
Engineers working together and collaborating to get ideas from each other in order to finish the project with the best outcome.
If you spent the day as an Engineer...
Arrive at the office and get started on current projects
Work on the large project at hand. Talk over the phone with a contractor requesting an inspection later that day. Respond to some emails that have gone unanswered for a few days.
Go to inspect the job-site that was previously mentioned. Make sure the building holds certain requirements and regulations.
Head back to the office to meet with some local officials about building a new recreational area and discuss costs, issues, and environmental risks.
Eat lunch with some of my coworkers who are near me.
Get back to the office and start a rough draft of a park that I'm working on.
Converse with some of the interns that are working at the office at the time about any questions that had about the day or anything that they need help on.
Get ready to head out by checking any left over messages and emails to make the next morning easier.