Would it be better to get a job with the federal government or a corporation such as Boeing or Lockheed Martin?
I have heard that getting jobs with the government can be difficult unless you have people on the inside to help you out. So, I'm asking if avoiding the hassle and going to a corporation would be just as good (if not better). #engineering #science #technology #mechanical-engineering #math #aerospace-engineering #aeronautics #federal-government
That is a great question! The answer to this question comes down to what you would like to do for a career. I do not think that you could say one was better than the other. Each of them have benefits. You need to understand what you would like out of the job (benefits, pay, vacation, opportunities) investigate each job and apply for those that would fit your needs. Boeing does a lot of government work so pick one or the other, you might end up no the same project one day. I hope this helps, good luck!
Any job where you can gain practical experience is a good job.
The benefits of working on the private side (corps such as Boeing) is you will probably make more money, have greater mobility, quality training, and more opportunities to advance your career withing the company.
The advantages of a government job include more security, good benefits, and making a contribution to society. Also, government employment can lead to good jobs in the private sector later on if you decide to change.
Connections are always helpful, but are about equal as a barrier to entry in both sectors. Without connections, you need to play the numbers game - apply to a lot of positions that seem interesting to you. One tip - with all the applications you submit, follow up relentlessly.