I know a lot of engineers. Most of them are not very creative. They are so locked into their process of doing things that the miss the obvious or are stubborn boneheads.
Over the last ten years I have interacted with about fifty of them, and most of them aren't worth one-quarter of a bright. liberal arts major. They should think about, read, and so something outside of their field. Give it a try.
They might learn how to problem solve and think a little more creatively. I'd rather work with a stoned lit major than an engineer. -U.K.