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Agree with everything you said here. The issue is that the current system encoirages students to go down these dead-end paths. There is also a lot of knowledge that is obvious in hindsight but completely missed by 18-20 year olds. There needs to be better career education at the high school level (and not "Everyone here needs to go to college to be successful").The biggest issue however is student loans. We need to identify this bottom 90% and prevent them from getting...
You are really getting out of your element here. People in electrical and computer engineering programs study programming and computer science in significant depth. Many of these people take jobs at software companies and, *gasp*, write software for a living. That you are unaware of this should probably disqualify you from having an opinion on the matter.Regarding your chart, I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be looking at. The raw number of "mechanical engineers" has...
Who do you think is responsible for integrating electronics into usable devices? For example, perhaps it's true that "a few" electrical engineers design a certain microcontroller (debatable, define "few"). But who is responsible for implementing that microcontroller into cell phones, vehicles, airplanes, mp3 players, oil rigs, air conditioners, washing machines, ....., pretty much every other device in the world, .....The answer is more electrical engineers.Yeah, no...
I believe well over 50% of the my EE class switched majors or flunked out before graduation, and I had moments myself where I was close to switching. For me, however, it was mostly immaturity at 18-20 rather than anything related to my major. It's debatable how good of a career working as an electrical engineer is. I think it's an interesting job that is a good path to six figures in 40 hrs/week, but It's not as high upside financially as some other things. That being...
I think you are a bit off. Pretty much every single device that humans use now contains significant amounts of electronics. People with electrical engineering degrees are the ones designing these devices. You probably personally interact with 100 different embedded systems in a given day, and thousands more indirectly That is a lot of electrical engineering work. EE is also probably the single most versatile degree in terms of landing jobs in other fields. An EE...
I've had a interview that advanced as far as you described, and then ultimately ended with the hiring manager never contacting me again. Very strange, but unprofessional shit happens sometimes. Doesn't hurt to send a follow up 2 weeks later
I know someone who is doing an EMBA at Kellog while living 1000 miles away, so it's possible. You will gather frequent flyer miles.
PDF is a more fail-proof format than Word I think. Word files can look different when opened on different computers. I usually did email body as the cover letter, resume as a PDF attachment. Not saying this is correct, it's just what I did.
Do you have skills you could sell as a consultant?
If you already find the academics hard in year 1, you should transfer out before it wrecks your GPA. JMO. It gets a lot harder than calculus. Computer engineering is a very versatile degree that can you get you jobs in many different fields, but I think you need good grades for the flexibility to really come into play. And of course there are plenty of engineering jobs that are not purely technical. It's not accurate to suggest that all engineers lack social skills,...
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