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From: "Don K"
Subject: Re: Electrical Engineering degree --> tech career
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Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 16:17:39 GMT
"Damn" wrote in message
> My nephew just graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree and has
> not been able to find a good job. One of those no experience deals.
> Also I saw his grades and they weren't that great. I was wondering if
> he was to look for maybe an electronics technician job, would or
> should he go and take classes specializing in like a technician
> associates degree? I was thinking hopefully it would get him some
> handson experience and maybe lead to work in an electronics lab/test
> environment. Thoughts?
With so-so grades maybe he should apply for a position in management. ;-)
I wouldn't recommend hiring on as a technician. It runs the risk of
being typecast and never attaining full credibility as an engineer in
that company. That's not to say you shouldn't hire on as a test
engineer who works with technicians.
There's always the armed forces who would be happy to provide a
new engineer with some hands-on, high tech experience.
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