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How difficult is it to find a job as a engineer straight out of college

High school senior going to four year college for engineering thinking of job security #engineering #mechanical-engineering

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Sam’s Answer

It's pretty easy to get a job straight out of college. You just need a B or better GPA (of course higher is better) and work experience (via a co-op/internship program while you are in college). Do these two basic things and you won't have a problem getting a job out of college.

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Greg’s Answer

I think it is easier than most other options. However, you need to market yourself and get out in front of employers. Work with your university placement office and research on your own as well. Internships go a long way in helping market yourself as well.

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Rafael’s Answer

Schools usually have great partnerships with different type of employment (in this case engineering). If you work with the resources available in your school you should be able to find employment rather quickly. Reach out to your school resources for help in identifying companies that are looking to hire graduates from that school.

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Astacian’s Answer

In all honesty, it is not the easiest to find a job right out of college, but I will be able to provide tips on how to smooth over the transition period.

  1. Start by getting good grades, most top-tir company's want a GPA of higher than 3.5 others will be satisfied with a 3.0. GPA is important for company's that have recent graduate career opportunities.
  2. Join ASME clubs in college Baja, Formula 1, etc.. companies are looking for these clubs and initiate being a leader. Other clubs and school project will also suffice, but ensure they are related to your career path.
  3. Find internships! Summer internships are great others will have you employed part time if you are still in school. The first two tips will help with the internship search.
  4. Once you've graduated, you'll have 6 months until student loads will be due. Hopefully, the company you interned for will promote you full time. Otherwise, start searching online, update your personal profile, and find recruiters. I found all of my latest opportunities from recruiters.

I hope this helps!


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AJ Bogdon

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