I am a Chem. Eng. Student, and I want to work outside of Canada. What to do?

When I get my degree, it is a major goal to me to work outside of Canada for several (10+ at least) years. I want to see Europe, Asia, and everything in between. I know a ChemE who is working in Africa; he works month on, month off. This sounds to me like the perfect schedule: to get a three week vacation every other month, and to be able to backpack around Europe (India/China/Australia/etc) on an Engineer’s Salary. What do I need to do to make this goal a reality; I still have several years to go before I get my degree, so I have time. The story I’ve been told is that I will need to work in Canada for four years to get my P. Eng. but after that I will be able to work anywhere in the world. Is there a langu that I should pick up that would make me irresistible to a company hiring me? I can only speak Engl right now. Is there a langu that when combined with Engl will allow me to go to 90% world easily. Are “Learn [Lang]” CD-ROMs a good way to learn a lang. Random Advice appreciated

Asked By: fluffball1986 - 4/26/2006
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I'm a Ph.D. student in Chem E, and I have some industrial experience, so I'll lend you my musings... More
Answered By: pablodiablo1981 - 4/26/2006
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try an NGO, they are always looking for peeps.
Answered By: torkhum - 4/26/2006
I was a Chem. Eng major up through midway last semester (in the US). My advice is to try one of the big oil companies (ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, etc). They have assets worldwide, and provide great traveling opportunities, both temporary and on a more permanent basis.
Answered By: helena_mines_07 - 4/26/2006
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