I returned to school late in life to obtain a degree in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Unlike other Architectural Engineering programs, this one has a singular focus on the structural engineering of people-occupied structures.
A combination of family challenges, poor grades, and economic recession (2008) converged, and I never got the opportunity to work in the structural engineering field. The great advantage of engineering education is an acquired ability to learn and apply knowledge in other areas such as sustainability and energy efficiency, which I've been for the past 12 years. Even though I am at the age where many engineers consider hanging up their hard hats, I realize that's not me. I want a chance to practice my first love – structural engineering.
I would appreciate suggestions that would help me make this goal a reality. Thank you for your guidance.