Chemical Engineer | Researcher | Process Improvement
Santa Cruz, CA
Mechanical Engineering is a fantastic field to work in!
1. Networking is vital to determine what you would want to do with your degree as a Mechanical Engineer - Join LinkedIn and search for professionals who you think would be good role models and politely reach out asking for a short conversation with them - Make sure to always add value to your conversations with working professionals whenever you ask for their time (Do your research) 2. Participate in an internship/co-op - Gives you a chance to apply what you've learned, prove your worth to a company, and determine what you like/dislike about that position - Serves as a guide in your future career direction 3. Stay up to date on current technology/methods - AutoCAD is a great place to start and I would suggest trying to gain access to a free trial version so you can practice before ever setting foot in a classroom