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    Hi all

    I am a new user to this forum, and also new to design engineering. My background is 15 years sheetmetal work experience and over 1 year autocad, I am due to graduate with a hnc in Mechanical engineering. I am using autocad 2012 and occasional use of solidworks, i am studying towards the cswa exam

    Any advice on how to be successful and what to expect in this industry would be greatly recieved.

    Thank you in advance

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    Any advice on how to be successful
    Hard work accelerates "Luck!"

    Any advice on what to expect in this industry would be greatly recieved.
    Do more for what you are getting and you will get more for what you are doing.

    Any advice on how to be successful ... recieved.
    Invest in a free spelling cehcker for your browser!

    Good luck, it is a great career path to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkertonD View Post
    Any advice on how to be successful
    Hard work accelerates "Luck!"

    Any advice on what to expect in this industry would be greatly recieved.
    Do more for what you are getting and you will get more for what you are doing.

    Any advice on how to be successful ... recieved.
    Invest in a free spelling cehcker for your browser!

    Good luck, it is a great career path to follow.
    Thank you for the advice
    I do not think ill invest in the free spell checker your using though..... Checker.

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    Gotta love karma.




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    Just curious - what is a "hnc", and a "cswa" exam?
    What industry are you considering? Mechanical engineers are probably the most widely diverse of any engineering discipline - manufacturing, consulting, government, infrastructure, ...

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    I do not think ill invest in the free spell checker your using though

    {sigh}
    It was joke guys. Geeze you guys need to get out play more often.

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    Don't worry mate it was taken as a joke, just thought I'd turn it back on you

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    pinkertonD I really liked this one "Do more for what you are getting and you will get more for what you are doing."

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    Hi jibberjabber74,

    I just wish you best of luck, give your best in this field.

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    Any advice on how to be successful
    Hard work accelerates "Luck!"

    Great advice, Thanks PinkertonD

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    Quote Originally Posted by jboggs View Post
    Just curious - what is a "hnc", and a "cswa" exam?
    What industry are you considering? Mechanical engineers are probably the most widely diverse of any engineering discipline - manufacturing, consulting, government, infrastructure, ...
    HNC = Higher National Certificate. Not sure what the 'Mericun equivalent would be. It's sort of, half a degree.
    CSWA = Certified Solid Works Associate. If that the right CSWA. Not sure what that entails though; I've never done it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jboggs View Post
    Just curious - what is a "hnc", and a "cswa" exam?
    What industry are you considering? Mechanical engineers are probably the most widely diverse of any engineering discipline - manufacturing, consulting, government, infrastructure, ...
    HNC = Higher National Certificate. Not sure what the 'Mericun equivalent would be. It's sort of, half a degree.
    CSWA = Certified Solid Works Associate. If that the right CSWA. Not sure what that entails though; I've never done it.

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    From my 40 years of successful engineering practice before retiring I would strongly recommend you follow each and everyone of Pinkerton's recommendations for having a successful career. My father's mentra for success was "You earn your salary in the first 8 hours and your success after that"; and that is from a man with only a high school diploma from a small town in Oklahoma who started as a millk route delivery man became the Borden Corporation, Dairy Div. 8 state Southern division Personnel Manager and Training Director.

    Also, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your initiative and hard work to further your education as a route to success. That initative alone recommends you well and is a strong first step toward your goal.

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