Danielle Forget Shield
Danielle Forget Shield
Vice President, Landfill Projects Group, SCC Americas
Houston, TX
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    Added Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:59 PM

    Hi. I am a girl in my last year of high school. I am not a math genius, but I am good enough. Originally, I wanted to take environmental eng major in college, but my father opposed me. I live in a developing country where many people -but not all- are still not environmentally conscious, my father said that this major and job field is rather under appreciated in my country. I did some browsing and found out that other ways to become an environmental eng is to have a degree in civil eng or ...
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    Danielle Forget Shield, SCC Americas
    Answered Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10:50 AM
    Most things in life worth achieving take extreme effort. If you are willing to make the effort, a Civil Engineering degree is very achievable. The key is to find something you are interested in learning about and then diving in with both feet. It sounds ...
  • Aarya

    Added Friday, July 25, 2014 at 3:30 AM

    Hi, My name is Aarya. I am 15 years old. Next year I will be in year 11 and i am confused about my subject selection as I am hovering over two different engineering professions (civil and environmental). What subjects should I pick which will be in favor of both civil and environmental. How can I be an environmental engineer with a bachelors degree of civil engineering?
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    Danielle Forget Shield, SCC Americas
    Answered Friday, July 25, 2014 at 3:30 AM

    A lot of Environmental Engineers have a bachelors in Civil Engineering. Civil Engineering focuses on 3 major areas: structural, water resources, and soils. Both water resources and soils have major impacts on the environment. Environmental Engineering ...

  • Lori , Tamarac, Florida

    Added Monday, October 14, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Hello! My name is Lori, and I was always passionate about civil engineering and architecture. So much that I always wanted to do both, but I got discouraged during my first year of college. Now I am a civil engineering major, and I feel very uncertain about the path I chose. I feel like changing my major to architecture only because I am as creative as I love math. I would need some advice. How is the civil engineering field for women? Does it require creativity? I wouldn't want to be ...
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    Danielle Forget Shield, SCC Americas
    Answered Monday, October 14, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Being a great civil engineer absolutely requires creativity. That’s one of the best attributes women bring to the profession. Deciding to become a civil engineer is a first step, with many career decisions ahead of you that will allow you to ...

  • Judy Rasmussen, Liberty Lake, WA asked Danielle Forget Shield, SCC Americas

    Added Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:06 AM

    What skills does one need to become an engineer who works on projects like providing clean water systems for villages in Nicaragua?
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    Danielle Forget Shield, SCC Americas
    Answered Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:06 AM
    Someone providing clean water systems would need to understand both the civil engineering aspects of constructing a clean water source and the environmental requirements for clean water. A Civil Engineering degree with an environmental emphasis would be ...
  • Chrissy, Simsonville, SC asked Patricia Galloway, Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc.

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    I am in school and am pursing my Associates in Architectural Engineering and have no experience in either field. I have worked in Accounting and Financial positions for the most part but would like to find a job in a related field while I finish school. Are there any entry level jobs in these fields? How would you suggest going about this? Also, although I am a very good student thus far, I am one of very few women in this field at my school, do you think this will have a major effect on my job ...
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    Danielle Forget Shield, SCC Americas
    Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 3:57 AM
    There are entry level positions in Architectural Engineering but they require a certain level of knowledge. Have you learned CADD? Starting at a firm as a CADD Designer is a good way to learn a lot about practical design techniques. Utilize the ...