If you like math, computing, and the outdoors, you may have what it takes to be a surveying engineer. Surveying engineers measure the physical features of the Earth with great precision. They verify and establish land boundaries and are key players . . .
Sitting at a desk job from 9 to 5 never truly appealed to me; I was looking for a career that would fulfill my need for adventure and allow me to spend time outdoors. I was also interested in a major that would provide me with a variety of day-to-day tasks. These criteria led me to the Surveying program at Michigan Tech.
When not in class, our professors encouraged us to attend professional meetings to learn from local professionals working in the fields. Our professors also organized an annual field trip with a local surveyor to retrace the steps of the original surveyors of the Upper Peninsula. Because we use modern equipment in class, it was always interesting to me to use equipment from the past to reinforce our professional foundation. . .
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