I am a Mechanical Engineering graduate student and my hooding approacheth in December. With sheepskin in hand I will venture into the wilds of...manufacturing? machine design? thermal simulation?
My plan was to begin looking for jobs starting about now, use various competing offers as leverage, and sign up with the best fit. Still a good plan, but where do I look?
I'm not just talking geography (but that is a major consideration), I'm also referring to fields of expertise.
I was recently asked by my supervisor Dean if I would consider staying put and signing on as a Calibration Engineer after graduation. Calibration is sort of what I've chafed under for the last year and a half (very cerebral and abstract, hard to talk about over dinner). But it's a highly specialized field and would look good on a resume.
Today I was told by my project supervisor Deon he would recommend me if
I wanted to join a spacecraft controls-type team a colleague was forming, making me sort of a Rocket Scientist (of course, engineers don't actually do Science, but rocket scientist sounds impressive -- say it out loud).
Of course, I want to look outside of my current establishment and outside of Cache Valley, too. My LinkedIn profile is available for employers. How do I make them salivate?