“Which type of engineering job should I choose?”
I received this question one time when I was speaking at engineering career night at my old community college.
It’s a fair question. There are a lot of engineering students that are gearing up for their first engineering job and don’t know which industry they want to go into.
Today I am going to give you the 3 ways you can choose which engineering industry you should work for.
What is the easiest way to choose what industry you should be an engineer for?
I’ve come to learn that the best answers…
Discover what you should and shouldn’t do in your first engineering job.
What does one year of experience in your first engineering job give you?
For a lot of people it can be many different things.
But one thing for certain is mistakes.
Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes. And in your first year of working an engineering job you will make plenty.
But the most important thing is to learn from them.
In this post I will be sharing with you the 10 mistakes I made in my first year as an engineer. …
The three men in the photo above are perhaps some of the most important men in human history. No they are not engineers but physicists. They are William Shockley, Walter Houser Brattain and John Bardeen. They are the inventors of the transistor.
With the invention of the transistor we were able to make electronic devices smaller, cheaper and much more versatile than ever before.
Before the transistor, you would need large glass vacuum tubes to implement logical operations in a circuit. …
I don’t know the person in the photo above, but let’s call him Jimmy. Does it look like Jimmy loves his job right now? Are you or anyone else in the world supposed to love what you do? I’m pretty sure you were told that the key to a happy and fulfilling career is to love what you do. If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life right?
55% of Americans feel dissatisfied at work and Jimmy is one of them (Career Vision).
I too felt lost in my engineering job for a…
You were born an engineer. As a baby you were building things and solving problems. Were they physics problems? Maybe if you were stacking blocks together and trying not to make them fall.
Were they height problems? You bet. You most likely figured out as a kid that you can use a chair to reach things that you couldn’t reach with your tiny arms and short legs.
When I was in college I came across a lower classman who said that he didn’t know enough yet to build anything.
Don’t ever say these words if you’re an engineer or studying…
If you’re a first year engineering student or a senior in high school, you have probably asked yourself this question; “What is the difference between a scientist and an engineer?”
It’s a valid question.
I mean, don’t all engineers use physics, math and other sciences to figure things out?
Don’t all scientists do the same thing, use physics, math and other sciences to figure things out?
The answer is yes to both, but the reason why they do it is completely different. Let’s dive deeper and answer this question right now.
Ask 100 different people this question and I bet you’ll get close to 100 different answers. But, you’ll most likely find one common thread that shows up as a pattern in all their responses.
Maybe you landed here because you’re in high school and looking to study engineering in college.
Or you are currently an engineering student and still have no clue what it is.
Or maybe you’ve been in it for a while and need some remembrance of what it means for you to be an engineer.
Either way, we’re all here to answer that one question, what is…