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From: "mook johnson"
Subject: Re: Questions on EE job market.
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Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 02:47:58 GMT
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Organization: Road Runner - Texas
My best advice to you is get into an intern program PRONTO. When you
graduate the experience from the intern program will help you stand apart
from the crowd. Also my company like to scoop up people that interned with
then and showed promise.
Be prepared to do a lot of convincing with little to no experience. Your
best experience fresh out of college will be you junior and senior level
labs and projects and internships. Do your best to make every large thing
you work on to be as professional looking as possible so you can show a
potential employer you are capable of doing quality work.
The biggest think college teaches you is not how to do something, but how to
learn how to do something. Once you're able to pick up new things with a
disciplined approach, nothing is out of your grasp.
"Jason LaFountain" wrote in message
> [This followup was posted to sci.electronics.design and a copy was sent
> to the cited author.]
> I just started my second year of Electrical Engineering, and was
> wondering about the job market within the next few years. Most of the
> reading I've done has shown EE to be one of the more stable professions,
> with decent pay. I'm not intending to change my major at all, hardware
> design has always been my type of thing, but I would like some
> information so I can be best prepared for entering the work force.
> I have searched through job listings and found that while there seems to
> be a good demand, however most require several years of experience. I am
> also considering joining the military for a term of service after I get
> my degree, would that be the type of experience that most employers look
> for? It may also be possible to work on a masters degree while in the
> military. Any information from people with EE history in the military is
> much appreciated.
> Jason LaFountain
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