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Old 12-16-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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I hope that you do well and I don't mean to be harsh, but you seem to be focusing on all the absolutely wrong things to be focusing on if you want to get ahead in life. I'm not trying to make fun, but your posts are almost comical in that they show a typical college student ignorance of reality. I tell you this to help you.

1) The idea that you are focusing on "lifestyle" in Houston or Huntsville, is really odd. You should focus on getting the job and the "lifestyle" will come. Your attitude seems to be one that will get you locked in to high expenses such as houses and cars and lots of material things almost as soon as you have any money in your pocketbook. That is really unfortunate. It will hinder your career growth and kill you financially. No one aspires to go to Huntsville. The people doing well there probably have taken management positions based on doing well elsewhere, not taken a position there after college and worked their whole life there.

2) Stop spending money you don't have yet, even if its just in your head. I can see you being a fifty-k-millionaire out on the town already.

3) Don't view marriage as something that will unlock a more economically prosperous lifestyle. If you do, you've got divorce written all over your future.

4) Go back and re-read the post about being a P.E. That was very useful information. You need to find out more about that but instead you completely ignored it. You've been asking for advice all over this board. When you get good advice, VALUE IT.

I could go on and on, but instead, please just take the following advice: Focus on finding out as much as you possibly can about how to better position yourself. Ignore the incidental things. Basically, stop focusing on lifestyle and focus on what you need to do to attain it by working harder than the next guy. That is how you get ahead, even today.
WOW! Are you serious? I'm definitely not what you think of me as. As a civil engineer, I want to see where can I be better off at in the future. You're taking things too differently, but oh well. Only I know what I'm capable of. The only thing I asked for is information about the CE field in Houston, not anything else. The house situation just randomly got involved.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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HtownLove and I play alot although we get information by doing it. I'm very focused with what I want to do; I'm currently on the Dean's List with All A's, so I'm more focused than what you think. By exploring the "engineer" lifestyle in Huntsville, I could see that married engineers were better off than single engineers due to joint incomes. This is why I'm trying to get information from Houstonians about the civil engineering field to see how moving to Houston will benefit me and my lifestyle.
My engineer friend is Married, but she is still in school, so instead of adding to the income she drains it. She is in optometry school tho, so hopefully she will be making some good bucks soon
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:54 PM
 
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Am I making a little sense? Just asking.......
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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I think you should be a travel agent or a city promoter for Houston. After two years on this site you should know enough to help any tourist
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:01 PM
 
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Not at all because I don't anything bout the engineering field in the city.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:58 PM
 
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Not at all because I don't anything bout the engineering field in the city.
That was my whole point. You should focus more on learning about engineering and NOT all the other things you seem preoccupied with.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:00 PM
 
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You really want some questions?
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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That was my whole point. You should focus more on learning about engineering and NOT all the other things you seem preoccupied with.
When you are considering moving to an area for a job, you should also have the other key points in mind.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:03 PM
 
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When you are considering moving to an area for a job, you should also have the other key points in mind.
Step 1) obtain job offer.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:07 PM
 
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Step 1) obtain job offer.
I know that. I'm just saying, these are things you should consider when you get the job.
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