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Metallurgical Engineers

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Taking sculpture and welding classes is a good way of learning the properties of metals. Creating bronze sculptures, designing and making metal jewelry, and welding metals into structures provides hands-on experience. Membership in the Technology Student Association ( give students the opportunity to compete in academic events, take career exploration tests, and gain hands-on experience in engineering. In college, students may join student chapters of associations such as the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.

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