The quote emphasizes the fact that a proper career plan is needed for any student to achieve success in any field of study. From childhood every individual holds a dream deep down in his heart, to achieve some goal that completes or rather summarizes the meaning of success for him/her. But when faced with the harsh realities of the very real world his dreams are susceptible to change with a view to obtain a better life ,to make the world a better place to live. He/She now nurtures his/her dreams based on practical grounds. His/Her search to achieve and fulfill his wants leads him to take up a career option that will provide him/her with both job satisfaction and a better living . This is a choice that each individual should be allowed to make on his/her own, probably with a bit of useful guidance from parents/teachers as once a choice is made one cannot rethink and change it in most circumstances. A wrong choice might rob one’s life of ‘all the lovely things’ that he/she deserved. I made a choice for myself, a choice I still stand by . I chose Mechanical Engineering as my field of study . The obvious question that the read must be being haunted with is a broad ‘Why?’ .Well, as I grew up I felt sincere inclination towards maths and papers relating to natural sciences. There is an urge to discover, an urge to know the intricacies relating to force, power and momentum which makes me want to take up Mechanical Engineering as my field of study. Engines always had a lot of appeal to me . I wanted to know more about the ways they function, their utility which makes life so much easy for all of us in this big world. Over and above all, a need to serve mankind, a need to make life more comfortable, a need to satisfy my hunger for knowing the intricacies of the mechanical world propelled me to take up the challenging career of a Mechanical Engineer . A career as a civil Engineer, however, stands fine for me but as a second choice ofcourse .
A Brief on what Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering are all about .
Mechanical engineering plays a dominant role in enhancing economic vitality, safety and overall
quality of life. Mechanical engineers are concerned with the principles of force, energy and motion. They are
professionals with expert knowledge of the design and manufacture of mechanical systems, thermal devices
and processes. Products and processes developed by mechanical engineers include engines and control systems
for automobiles and aircraft, electric power generation plants, lifesaving medical devices and consumer
products ranging from air conditioners to personal computers and athletic equipment. They also design the
machines that mass-produce these products. Virtually every aspect of life is touched by mechanical engineering.
If something moves or uses energy, a mechanical engineer was probably involved in its design or production.
Civil engineers design and supervise the construction of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams,
bridges, and water supply and sewage systems. They must consider many factors in the design process, from the
construction costs and expected lifetime of a project to government regulations and potential environmental
hazards such as earthquakes and hurricanes. Civil engineering, considered one of the oldest engineering
disciplines, encompasses many specialties. The major ones are structural, water resources, construction,
environmental, transportation, and geotechnical engineering. Many civil engineers hold supervisory or
administrative positions, from supervisor of a construction site to city engineer. Others may work in design,