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Is an engineering job possible/practical with my background?


Curt Haase Scott Air Force Base, IL

I have not applied my degree in Civil Engineering to my military career but am interested in doing so for my next career. Can anyone assist with some of my basic questions?

15 February 2021 5 replies Career Exploration



Philip Hicks Stafford, VA


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Chuck Burger King Of Prussia, PA


Without more insight into your post BSCE experiences and any idea of your focused interests in CE, I can only offer some broad thoughts for starters.

I would suggest perusing both the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and investigate the Fundamentals of Engineering credential for CE and the American Society of Civil Engineers to investigate additional certification/educational paths as well as a plethora of other resources. (links below)

Next, I would investigate the potential target industries that interest you and start to develop a transition plant to include an approach to networking. The Army Corps of Engineers comes to mind…

Good luck. You can ask further questions here or IM as you see fit.



Ajit Baridun Jonesboro, AR

Hello Curt,

I hold a civil engineering and MBA. I am not sure what question do you have. Feel free to reach out to me to discuss. I will help as much as possible.



If I were you, I would try all the Electrical/Water/Gas utilities across the country. All of them love Civil engineers. Google every state and make a list - shot gun all with your resume. Good luck.


ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Hi Curt,

Thank you so much for your question!

I would recommend taking a look at our "Community" tab and then click on the "Advisors" section. From there, you can filter by "Engineering". You can directly message advisors in the engineering field to ask questions.

All the best,

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