Barbara Mulkey
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  • Jakelin asked Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants

    Added Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:11 AM

    Greeting Barbara, my name is Jakelin and I am currently a second year with my major being civil engineering. I have done research towards this major before actually declaring it and I can say I really think I would enjoy it. I was wondering if you would know of any internships that I can apply for that do not require any experience? I have done some research and I have not found any. I also just want to appreciate you in taking your personal time to answer our questions.
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    Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants
    Answered Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:11 AM

    Javelin,

    Thank you for reaching out. 

    It would be difficult for me to recommend specific internships as I don't know where you are located. I agree that it can be a challenge to find internships when you don't have any experience, but ...

  • Giselle , Burlington asked Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants

    Added Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 12:06 AM

    Hello Barbara, My name is Giselle and you had answered a question for me a few years ago, "Do structural engineers often work internationally? Hello Barbara, I am currently a second year civil engineering student, and I am hoping to choose structural engineering for my third year of studies. I am having my doubts if structural engineering is the right choice for me. I had thought about going into architecture but I thought structural engineering would give me a broader perspective and ...
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    Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants
    Answered Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 12:06 AM

    First of all, congratulations on your graduation!

    My suggestion would be that you focus your job search on the construction side if you desire travel. While designs can be done from locations far away from a projects, the construction phase requires ...

  • Ashlee, Jones asked Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants

    Added Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Hello, I am currently a freshman in college and im doing research about my major for my comp class. I was wondering if you could kindly answer these questions about becoming a civil engineer. what are the social class issues associated with civil engineering? what are, if any, the gender, age or other personal demographic issues connected with civil engineering? Are there any communication issues, either within the workplace itself or in relation to society in general? I would greatly ...
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    Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants
    Answered Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 8:10 PM
    Ashlee,
     
    Social class issues associated with civil engineering:
    In the workplace, I have not personally experienced significant issues regarding social class. Many engineers that I know came from low to lower middle class incomes and this has ...
  • Lola, UAE

    Added Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Hi! I have just finished my school. I love math and I want to know if I have to be good at drawing or designing to be an architect engineer? and is it a hard job for girls? do I have to go to the site of the place or is it for civil engineer? thanxD
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    Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants
    Answered Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    You do not necessarily need to be good at freehand drawing to be an architectural engineer because most drawings are now done on the computer (CADD). It may help to be able to draw a sketch freehand, but this is not a requirement. This job is no harder ...

  • Kgala, Phalaborwa

    Added Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    How are the working hours when it comes to being a civil engineer and do you think you get paid enough looking at your hours?
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    Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants
    Answered Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    The working hours for a civil engineer vary depending on the type of work, the employer, etc. However, in general, I don't consider our profession to require unreasonable hours. Governmental jobs probably only require 40 hours per week. In the private ...

  • Giselle , Burlington asked Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants

    Added Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Hello Barbara, I am currently a second year civil engineering student, and I am hoping to choose structural engineering for my third year of studies. I am having my doubts if structural engineering is the right choice for me. I had thought about going into architecture but i thought structural engineering would give me a broader perspective and more opportunities. What i want most is to travel for work, and see the world while working on different international projects. Can this be done as a ...
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    Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants
    Answered Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Giselle,

    I'm always glad to hear from another female interested in civil engineering.

    I'll do the best I can to give you my opinion relative to your question.

    I am sure there are structural engineers who do get to travel to potential project sites, ...

  • Esther

    Added Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    I am a junior in high school. I am really interested in engineering. I love math and science. I have been looking into civil engineering a lot. I have recently discovered that I like building stuff. I have some questions about this career. Do civil engineers actually get to make structures or do they just plan and design structures? Do civil engineers have to move a lot? How many years of schooling does this require? Thank you, Esther
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    Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants
    Answered Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Esther,

    Thank you for asking a great question, and one that many people have and are a little confused about.

    Civil engineering is a very broad field that includes environmental, transportation, water resources, geotechnical, construction, and ...

  • Erica, Canada asked Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    I am in High School and have started looking at my options. I enjoy building things and reading. As well, I was hoping I could some how help people (though biology and such somewhat grosses me out - no offense to anyone). I've always loved helping/working w/kids but I'm not sure how I could fit that in. I think Civil Engineering would be a great job but the problem is that I'm worried about Physics. Usually, I'm a good student but when it comes to this I worry a lot no matter how hard I ...
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    Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM
    Dear Erica from Canada, I, too, hated Biology! I also found Physics to be very hard. Yes, you do have to survive Physics, but it can be done. The interesting thing is, once I started taking civil engineering courses, I found that many of them had been ...