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Subject: Re: Electrical Engineering degree --> tech career
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 16:43:21 -0500
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Don K wrote in message
> "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.
If you have a degree, they won't hire you as a technician. You're over
If you apply for an engineering position, they won't hire you as an
engineer, you have no experience.
Sorry but you wasted your time! As Don said go into management. You don't
need to know anything and it pays better.
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