i was just accepted to texas am maritime last week, as well as SUNY (they are the only two i applied to).
to start, i am also pursuing an appointment to USCGA as that is my dream school.
That being said here are my questions for ya!
1. What are the job offers like towards the end of the senior year? is the market looking for incoming marine engineers on and off shore?
2. do most engineers you know have trouble finding jobs towards the end of their 1st/c year? What is the typical initial salary? (I am about to have alot of loans)
3. What are the contracts they are offered like? How long do they work at a time before taking a break between contracts, and what is the unit of pay during the time worked?
4. MOST IMPORTANT: do you personally know anyone who has pursued the MARGRAD program? Is it a competitive program, or do most applicants get picked up?