13 Reasons Computer Engineering Is Not For Basic Bitches

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Legally Blonde

1. 82.8% of the field is men. This means you have control of any room, if you want it.

2. Being the token woman, means you’re the token relationship advisor. Your male friends will come to you and ask what to do, then you’ll quickly realize that men have 99 problems, and bitches are every single one.

3. Wearing a skirt to work can go two ways — you have the attention of all your male co-workers, since they can see you’re not just another bro. Or, you’re made fun of, because who wears a skirt to work (LOL, most women in most other business settings).

4. It’s tough being single — you get hit on at the office. It’s awesome being single — you get hit on at the office. You can have a date any night #slutever.

5. Most of your good friends will be men. The friends you make in engineering school stick, all those late nights doing circuits equations bring you closer than you’d think.

6. You’ll go on a bunch of blind dates. But hey, if your friend sets you up with a weirdo, you can just set them up with a weirdo, ayoooo.

7. You’ll have to prove yourself in the workplace. The higher up you are in your workplace, the more people will doubt your abilities, they’ll think you slept your way to the top.

8. Your non-engineering friends and relatives will call you for help. I called my cousin to congratulate her on her engagement, and now I get constant texts about computer problems. I am not your personal Geek Squad, well okay maybe I am.

9. YOU’LL MAKE IT RAIN ON DEM HOE$. Computer engineers make bank, holla.

10. You’ll be the only one in a dress at your formal business dinners. This happened to me on Friday, there were two other women there, they wore pant suits.

11. Your sense of humor will not be the same as most other women’s. Note to self: Game of Thrones is not appropriate to talk about at a luncheon with your girlfriends, and neither is discussing the capability of your new calculator, since you took it apart and rebuilt it.

12. You work, and you play hard. You’ll go drink for drink against your male co-workers, and this will not always end pleasantly.

13. You will have sexist co-workers, bosses, and professors. It’s sad, but it’s true. And the women that are sexist towards women engineers are THE WORST. The most offensive comment I’ve had was from a “friend” of mine, after I landed my dream job she said this, “Well, a blonde computer engineer, I’m sure you really had to work hard for that job, I mean they probably needed you for your diversity.”

If you’re thick skinned, you will love this career. TC mark

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