Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Victoire pour l'Ingénieur

The many nights of studying, working through practice exams and review problems, the study sessions on Saturday afternoons - they all paid off. While I have not received my official notification or certificate, I found this entry online at the Virginia Department of Occupational Regulation. Look it up if you need confirmation. I know I had to look 3 or 4 times, to be absolutely sure.

Maybe it isn't that big of a deal, but I am extremely pleased. Even more so knowing that Jane also passed. Maryland hasn't posted yet, but I am confident of a similar result for Jackie. And next year, Sarah will pass as well. Then it will be a trend, with us as the trendsetters. "Professional Engineering: All the Cool Kids Are Doing It!"

In truth, passing the test was not entirely my own doing. I owe a debt to Jane, Jackie, and Sarah, who all helped me to be more studious, and taught me many useful techniques to become a better engineer; to Tyson, who pushed me to get my ass in gear and take the test already (as well as providing one of my reference letters); and certainly to my folks, who whenever I bitched and moaned about all of the studying reminded me that it would all be worthwhile in the end.

Now I'm going to go order an official stamp and mark every piece of paper that I can. Grocery lists, playing cards, individual paper towels, the works.

3 comments:

enjanerd said...

Wooohoooo!! :)

Zarabeth said...

Dan congrats! I knew the results were out in Vermont so I have been checking your blog for an update. I too stamped everything I could get my hands on when I first got mine, but officially I have used it once, in the year and a half I have had it.

Christopher said...

Nice nice!

THE MIND IS NOT A VESSEL TO BE FILLED BUT A FIRE TO BE KINDLED