Originally Posted by Chef BoyarPwn
Most people wouldn't get it or take it seriously
The average joe thinks poker is luck/gambling and would think you are immature.
ESP for engineering , they're super professional and aren't going to care that you played a game "for a living"
There's also a few closed minded people that would make a quick flow chart in their mind of
poker - gambler - degen - terrible person
I think this post is a little closed minded, but does still apply for some.
People are generally more open minded about poker in recent years given its exposure on TV etc. In the UK they even show a lot of poker on Sky Sports channels.
For me, it depends how you explain/portray how you went about playing professionally. Surely they're looking for ways to distinguish between potential candidates, this could be a good way to demonstrate your intellect in an alternative way.
Just my thoughts, but I think the stigma has disappeared on the whole.