Erin Gately
Erin Gately
Green Electronics Council, EPEAT Conformity Assurance Manager
Portland, OR
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  • Lizette, Mexico City

    Added Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    I am 30 years old, married and have two young children. I would like to go back to school. Do any of you have children? Do you think that your job responsibilities cause you to have to sacrifice your family life more than other jobs? What about going through the program with family? I am considering going into chemical engineering or telecommunications.
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    Erin Gately, EPEAT Conformity Assurance Manager
    Answered Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Hello,

    I am an industrial engineer with a MBA and I have three kids.  I strive to find balance between home and work.  One way I have done that is to work 35 hours a week.  Those 5 hours give me some flexibility and freedom for ...

  • Raeven Waters, Virginia Beach asked Erin Gately, EPEAT Conformity Assurance Manager

    Added Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    I want to be an environmental engineer. What is the best type of environmental engineering if i like recycling and inventing? I was going to be an aerospace engineer but everything is about going green now!
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    Erin Gately, EPEAT Conformity Assurance Manager
    Answered Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:08 AM
    Hello Raeven, There are many paths to an environmental career. Most disciplines in engineering have green paths these days. Depending on what you are interested in and where you decide to go to school, I think you will be able to find something really ...
  • julie, texas asked Moyra J. McDill, Carleton University

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    I have graduated high school and got a degree in nursing but I want to change careers. I really like my chemistry and science courses I took in college an I am thinking of going back to school to become an engineer. I don't personally know any engineers to ask them about their jobs so I wanted to ask is it hard to manage your career and your family life. Do you usually work a 40 hr week?
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    Erin Gately, EPEAT Conformity Assurance Manager
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM
    Hello Julie, For my entire career I have worked for Hewlett-Packard. I feel fortunate because Hewlett-Packard has a very flexible work policy. They are the kind of company that encourages you to take your vacation and to get your work done in 40 ...