The Cyber-Spy.Com Usenet Archive Feeds Directly
From The Open And Publicly Available Newsgroup
This Group And Thousands Of Others Are Available
On Most IS NNTP News Servers On Port 119.
Cyber-Spy.Com Is NOT Responsible For Any Topic,
Opinions Or Content Posted To This Or Any Other
Newsgroup. This Web Archive Of The Newsgroup And
Posts Are For Informational Purposes Only.
From: "Ken Finney"
Subject: Re: Questions on EE job market.
X-Mimeole: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.50.4522.1200
Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org (Boeing NNTP News Access)
Organization: The Boeing Company
X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4522.1200
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 17:41:26 GMT
"mook johnson" wrote in message
> 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
> 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
> 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
I second the recommendation on getting a job as an intern. When I was a
new hire, there were several other new hires who had been interns; I
believe how much more "worldly" they were. Regarding the military service,
if you go to work for a military contractor, the military experience will
be a positive, but probably not with other types of employeers. What
companies are looking for is up-to-date technical knowledge and
maturity. I think companies would rather have someone who was in the
military first, then went to college, rather than the opposite, because
technical education would be "old". Back when I was in college, I was
surprised that recruiters were just as interested in my attendance as my
grades, as they viewed this as a mark of "maturity".
Go Back To The Cyber-Spy.Com
Usenet Web Archive Index Of
The sci.electronics.design Newsgroup