Careers in Engineering

In this program, you’ll learn all the different types of engineering and the potential career paths you could pursue. You’ll meet experienced professionals across various different roles who will share what it’s like to do their job. You will also learn what skills to build and classes to take now to get into college.

Your Program Experts
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Steve Lichliter
Steve Lichliter
Civil Engineer and Senior Project Manager
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Program Details

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Location:
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Duration
4 weeks
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Times
Flexible: 2-3 hrs/week*
* Live video calls take place in late afternoons/evenings, after school hours. Calls will be recorded and entire program can be completed asynchronously. We aim for maximum flexibility. Students can complete the program with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous sessions.
Price
$159
$99/week
Program Dates:

September 26, 2022 (full)

October 26th, 2022 (Filling up fast. Book now!)

* Live video calls take place in late afternoons/evenings, after school hours. Calls will be recorded and entire program can be completed asynchronously. We aim for maximum flexibility. Students can complete the program with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous sessions.

Our instructors and guest speakers come from elite universities and companies.

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Expert Speakers

Steve Lichliter
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Steve Lichliter

Manuel Aceituno
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Manuel Aceituno

Software Engineer at Microsoft

We'll be adding more expert speakers on a regular basis. All speakers are subject to change and will include a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions.
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Program Outcomes

  • Explore and understand various career opportunities in engineering
  • Meet a diverse range of professionals and experts to learn about their career paths and roles
  • Take initiative to reach out for informational interviews with people in the industry
  • Learn from a group of passionate, motivated peers

Program Outline

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Note: Syllabus is subject to change based on availability of guest speakers
Week 1 - Intro to Engineering
  • Introductions
  • Overview of different careers in engineering
  • Q&A with expert guest
  • Discuss studying engineering in college and potential graduate programs
  • Kick-off informational interview project
Week 2 - Chemical & Civil Engineering
  • What is chemical engineering?
  • Overview of different types of chemical engineering jobs
  • What is civil engineering?
  • Overview of different types of civil engineering jobs
  • Q&A with expert
  • Decide on 5 people to reach out to for informational interview
Week 3 - Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
  • What is electrical engineering?
  • Overview of different roles in electrical engineering
  • What is mechanical engineering?
  • Overview of different roles in mechanical engineering
  • Q&A with expert
  • Finalize questions and email / LinkedIn pitch for informational interviews
Week 4 - Software, Hardware, and other types of Engineering
  • What is computer engineering?
  • Overview of different roles in software and hardware engineering
  • How to learn about other fields of engineering
  • Q&A with expert
  • Send informational interview requests

What Our Students Say

Roxana Ghadimi

"I highly recommend this course for high school students to learn more about what it's like to pursue a career in medicine. It is a long path but a very rewarding career, so knowing if this is something that might interest you early on will give you a great head start in college."

Roxana Ghadimi
Medical Student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Victoria Chen

"I wish I had this opportunity in high school! So much of what I knew about medicine was through chance encounters with doctors and sporadic shadowing opportunities. I wish I had access to a structured summer program like this as an intro to the field."

Victoria Chen
Medical Student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

What Makes Us Different

Every school has its own way of teaching and learning (aka “pedagogy”). Here's what you can expect from ours.

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Flexibility
Our programs are designed to fit your schedule. We offer live sessions that are recorded as well as asynchronous content.
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Collaborative
Working in the real-world is collaborative and team-based. You'll work with and learn from a cohort of motivated, talented peers.
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Project-Based
We believe you’ll learn by doing. You'll learn new skills AND you'll build something tangible in the real world.
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Build A Network
You'll build a vast network of peers and mentors that you can stay in touch with for years to come.
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College Ready
Colleges are looking for students who have done something different and made real things in the world. Ratio 21 will help you stand out.
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Leadership Opportunities
After completion of our programs, we have various leadership opportunities available including mentorship and a student advisory committee.
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Official Certificate
All students who complete the program will receive an official Ratio 21 Certificate of Completion.
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Ownership
You'll have the opportunity to really take ownership over your individual experience and make the most of each session.

Reserve Your Seat

$159

$99 per week

Our programs run for four weeks. You can pay week by week or sign up for the whole program at a discounted rate of $300.
Spots are filling up fast. Reserve your seat now for only $49 (deposit applied to your first week of the program).
Two one-hour Zoom sessions each week
Weekly projects that will be worked on asynchronously
Community of other passionate, driven students
Expert mentors to support you throughout the program
Money-back guarantee: love it, or we'll give you your money back
Need-based scholarships available for students who cannot afford the program
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