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Paul_OSU_NucEng

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Grad. student seeking advice
« on: May 30, 2006, 03:56 »
Hi everyone,

I'm finishing my first year of my MS nuclear engineering degree.  I'm am working out at Idaho National Lab over the summer.  I'm am just wondering what I'm going to do when I finish, I mean industry, PhD, nrc, national lab?  I was just wondering what opportunities are out there for a someone holding a MS degree career-wise.

Thanks,

Paul

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Re: Grad. student seeking advice
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2006, 04:07 »
This topic has been covered around 98 bazillion times, do they teach the use of the search function in the Nuc EDng MS program?

Mike

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Re: Grad. student seeking advice
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2006, 04:49 »
one word ....."plastics"

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2006, 11:08 »
one word ....."plastics"

Why not "paper"?  ;D

Seriously, how about a less cryptic answer so a knuckle-dragger like me can follow the OSU MS advice?
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2006, 02:16 »
Wow Broadzilla - You are pretty harsh! :o
I have been reading the forums for quite a while, but I had to reply to your outburst against Paul.

The forums are usually a nice place where even we low-life newbies can ask questions without being torn apart.

Certainly, you think you have every right to be belligerent;  ;)you must be a few life forms above everybody else just because you are the great white nuke.

Your narcissistic attitude is way too prevalent in the industry. Is it any wonder that everybody hated us in the Navy, and so many hate us now? Why not try to keep yourself in check. You are not "all that". Regardless of what you have convinced yourself - your job is not your life, and the fact that you probably think you are good at your job does not mean you are better than others!

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« Reply #5 on: Jun 12, 2006, 08:47 »
UH I'm hardly a narcicist and I'm damn good at my job, probably a lot better at it than most people in the industry. I know this for a fact because I've had a two former plant managers, a VP and a curent plant manager tell me so. It's a fact.

I do expect someone who wants to get into the industry to be able to perform their own research, especially someone who has a masters degree. It isn't that tough, especially since this very topic has been discussed at least a 1000 times. No one is gonna hold his hand if or when he gets in the industry so he shouldn't expect it now.

Not all that many people hate me, and yes I am "all that".

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« Reply #6 on: Jun 12, 2006, 11:25 »
I try to give a little leniency to first-time posters on this board. There are a lot of forums out there, and many of them are ghost towns. If you do a search, you will find a couple of real-time updating sites, and others with information years old. If Paul was wondering if there are really Nukeworkers reading his post and giving throughtful replies, the answer has clearly been yes.

And if he is so thin-skinned that BZ ran him off with a challenge to search for himself, he would never make it as a Nukeworker.

Let's play nice and not get into pointless name-calling. While BZ is pretty thick-skinned, others could decide to attack everyone in this manner.

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Re: Grad. student seeking advice
« Reply #7 on: Jun 12, 2006, 12:22 »
Hi everyone,

I'm finishing my first year of my MS nuclear engineering degree.  I'm am working out at Idaho National Lab over the summer.  I'm am just wondering what I'm going to do when I finish, I mean industry, PhD, nrc, national lab?  I was just wondering what opportunities are out there for a someone holding a MS degree career-wise.

Thanks,

Paul

Paul, I would suggest that you detour around the reporting end of the business as it would appear your questions raise more ire than answers.   ;)  In regards to what part of the business you are going to get into post graduate, well that would depend more on your personal likes and dislikes.  Are you mechanically inclined and like to get your knuickles banged?  Then perhaps a turn in operations of a commercial site would be of interest.  Are you more of a theoretical personality?  Then maybe some time in the NRC or other government post would work.  Are you an extreme type of person?  Look into some environmental positions as there is usually a few slots per year that open up for someone who enjoys the outer edges of the great outdoors.  Of course, all of the venues mentioned have need for all of the personality types queried also, so the nuclear world is your oyster bed.  Remeber, if you pick a bad one, there is a section to this site that maintains company want ads.

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Re: Grad. student seeking advice
« Reply #8 on: Jun 12, 2006, 12:22 »
looks like noncritical variable categorization or maybe homologous modal methodology :P

 


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