LOL…“prestigious”. Just like West Point? https://medium.com/@UlisseRJ/open-letter-to-grads-from-ltc-ret-heffington-659dac71511f
“I firmly believe West Point is a national treasure and that it can and should remain a vitally important source of well trained, disciplined, highly educated Army officers and civilian leaders. However, during my time on the West Point faculty (2006–2009 and again from 2013–2017), I personally witnessed a series of fundamental changes at West Point that have eroded it to the point where I question whether the institution should even remain open.”
Are you an engineer? Do you have engineer shore-life experience? Maybe others that are giving input to discussion have a few years of experience and wisdom from which he/she draws.
This is an internet forum, and the kid is going to do what he chooses to do. Best thing is to bring up options out there that he may not have heard of, and facts that he may never have thought of.
Fact: if the talk of engineering is brought up, with the potential to work shore-side, it is a FACT that the engineering degree from kingspoint MAY limit somebody in the engineering field OUTSIDE the maritime industry.
For example, depending on the state of residence, the ability to get a professional engineering license may be more difficult (if not impossible) with one of the two ABET accredited degrees from kingspoint. Conversely, none of this may ever be of any issue…but this is a brainstorming session for a 16 or 17 year that has been sold on the glamour of the sea. Some asshole on the interwebs is just giving real-world advice.