Part 1

Preparation for an engineering career

Engineering is not what you might expect

Engineering students eagerly look forward to highly technical design and analysis work requiring elaborate software tools and solving technically challenging problems.

However, many graduates have a frustrating time trying to find paid employment and send out countless job applications, often without a response or acknowledgement. Even finding unpaid internships can be challenging.

When they eventually start working, graduates often find themselves assigned to seemingly simple and mundane tasks. Little can be achieved without the collaboration and coordination of other people who may seem preoccupied and disinterested. The advanced analysis capabilities acquired ...

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