Monday, May 30, 2011

Encouraging a Career in Engineering

When a planned speaker couldn't attend Career Day at Clyde Boyd Middle School in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Garver aviation engineer Jeremy Stahle raised his hand and stepped to the front of the class. Jeremy recently spent a full afternoon speaking to 8th graders about the various career opportunities in civil engineering.

After using a PowerPoint presentation to show students what engineering fields are available, he talked about his experience with Garver and his passion for the profession. He also fielded questions ranging from "What's the starting pay?" (which was a popular question) to "Do you get to blow things up?" Before ending each 25-minute session, Jeremy expressed the importance of doing well in math and science classes and encouraged the students to work hard in high school.

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