Back on topic: I recently participated in a province-wide competition for consulting engineering, where food, travel and accommodation were fully paid for. The theme of the competition was "redefining engineering" which typically means through sustainable design. It was an excellent way to market myself, as the event was mostly funded by consultants and industry, and I learned a lot there. The keynote speaker, a well-known economist, stressed the importance of innovation in the engineering field. It's the ideas from ANUS, although they lack technical rigor and quantifiable data/analysis that can be made into innovations. It is my duty, an engineer's duty, to translate metaphysics/theory into physical manifestations. There is great stress on social and environmental issues as of late.
I can't stress enough the importance of going into the engineering profession and perhaps getting a MBA in the future. If you're intelligent, you will be greatly rewarded. People, at least for me, pay you for your abilities and ideas, at least in Ontario.