What should I do to be an electronic engineer in future as I am a 2nd Year Electronic Engineering student in university now?
Any skills and knowledge other than the syllabus in my course that I need to pick up by myself?(Like watching tech related videos or news, learn coding, learn arduino, etc.) Thank you!
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The first thing I would suggest is just keep going. As you move further into your degree the harder the courses will get so keeping positive even when things aren't going good is a huge aspect of it. I also think trying to get involved (covid makes it difficult) within your area of study is a huge contributor to success. Whether that is joining a club or doing some research with a professor, you will gain a ton of knowledge having conversation with like minded people outside of actually class time. Also making connection with people who are farther along than you can help greatly because they are able to tell you specifically what they are learning in these upper division classes, what teachers are harder than others and how classes are structured will really prepare you for later classes. Lastly I think brushing up on areas that you might of struggled with in some of your lower division classes will help greatly. In your first 2 years you are really creating the foundation for later courses so having a good grasp on those concepts will be a big help.
Overall I think putting in the time, asking for help and being involved area a huge part of finding success regardless of what your degree or how far along you are in school. Good luck!
You seem to have one of the most important ingredients i.e. curiosity. As you take courses and labs keep asking yourself what are the applications of this to the real world.
A few things you can do are as follows:
1. Pay attention in class with the aim of learning the subject, not just getting the grade.
2. Apply the theory you learn to the labs you have as part of the curriculum.
3. If possible get an internship in a related field to get hands on industry experience.
4. Learn some coding skills.
5. Take part in any applicable engineering contests, especially within a team.
6. Consider pursuing a Master's degree to go deeper into any specific field within Electronics.
Hope this helps, good luck.
I would advice you to learn coding too. Any type of coding - from typical Java, C , C++ , Python. This will come in handy in future. Also, try to get summer intern or part time internship through your professors or any other tech contact. You will learn a great deal.
Wishing you good luck!