I'm a second year EE student with a 3.9 GPA. Absolutely love my major. Long story short, I had a history with heroin although I was never caught with it on my possession. But I did manage to wrack up a record of petty misdemeanor crimes associated with my drug use (larceny, retail fraud, possession of paraphernalia and the like; I was charged with one violent felony but the case was dismissed, not sure if that will be a factor so I'm mentioning it). Its been a few years since I've been charged with any new crimes, I'm rehabilitated and clean and I've changed my life around entirely. Im a resident of Michigan, if that is relevant. I love engineering, I love math, I love science and I love applying it to the real world to solve problems and design things. I couldn't imagine doing anything else as a career. So, after my long-winded preamble here is my question: am I wasting my time? Will my record affect my job prospects? Guidance from anyone in a similar situation or relevant experiences would seriously help. This keeps me up at nights sometimes and the anxiety is overwhelming. Thanks in advance to anyone who responds
I'm stuck in Ohio on a work trip right now, missing working on my build. Comment your Electrical questions below and I'll see if I can help you out! Delete if this is not allowed.
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My dad is extremely smart, Harvard grad, skilled at gaslighting since I was 9 years old, there are a lot of ‘coincidences’ that happen, like throwing out valuables of mine he ‘thought were trash’ and talking about dieting during my eating disorder recovery even after repeated “please stop it’s hurting me”
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First of all, I can't even figure out what do so many electrical engineers do, I don't find a single opening that requires a fresher electrical engineer. I just need to know if I am looking at the wrong place or are new electrical engineers not needed at all? (I usually search for jobs on Linkedin, apply on some company's website, try the jobs websites and look for electrical engineers and related positions for freshers)
I may not be the brightest electrical engineer but I have so much potential that I want to use, I have genuine interest in electrical engineering but I am just so lost, I think what I am asking is if someone can just direct me to right places or give me some advice regarding my job search. Maybe a website or just the type of roles I need to be looking for would be great because everything I see requires a least 1,2 years of experience and so, I am rejected by them some do not even have the decency to reply. I am from India, if that may be of any use.
Thank you for your help.
In my last post I mentioned I'm studying Electrical Engineering from a private college and I want to work in core industry. The post helped me quite a lot and has given me some specific areas to enquire about. I have also googled about this beforehand but didn't find a clear path in India regarding MEP.
So as the title says, what do I do to become a MEP engineer in India? All I know is that I need to start small and probably with internships, but can someone give me a bit more information, such as which companies should I apply in and on which platform? What softwares or courses should I do (I only know Autocad Electrical and Revit)? What professional certifications or license do I need and how to acquire them?
my_qualifications: 2nd year Electrical Engineering student
I started working about 6 months ago as an electrical engineer, and I'm finding that the majority of my time is spent in our engineering lab. There will be some days, and sometimes weeks even, where I'll be doing nothing but soldering components on boards or assembling things. There is also a butt load of testing. It's not like I didn't expect this, but I have found that I absolutely hate every minute I spend in the lab. Are most electrical engineer jobs like this? I desperately want to find a job where I am just in front of a desk all day, as boring as it sounds.
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I obtained a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering Technology in December 2018 and just now learned that there is a difference between my degree and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering...a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology just setting me up to be a technician, not an engineer. I worked as an Electrical Technician for 1-2 years making $18/hr. Now that I have my bachelors and work experience, I have the impression that I am ready to work an entry level Electrical Engineering position making $50k/year. This is also due to being offered a promotion to Junior Electrical Engineer with a $20k pay increase. However, due to Covid, the promotion was dissolved. I ended up leaving my company after that since I was bored with what I had been doing and moved to Phoenix. I have been on the job market in Phoenix for several months now, and have no idea what type of job to look for. I have applied to the following types of positions: Assembler III, Electrical Technician, Electronics Technician, Manufacturing Technician, Maintenance Technician, Quality Assurance Technician, Electrical Engineer I, Junior Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineering Technician, Hardware Engineer, Product Engineer I, Service Engineer, Field Service Engineer, Support Engineer, Quality Assurance Engineer, Component Engineer, Control Engineer, Solar Panel Installation Technician, Line Worker, Apprentice Electrician, Soldering Technician, Lead Engineering Technician, you get the idea. Most of the Electrical Technician jobs only pay $13k - $20k and ask for either a high school diploma or a 2 year degree. For the engineering positions, while I do have a Bachelors, I do not have the required experience or knowledge of tools such as CAD, Solidworks, Revit, any programming language, Sigma 6, or really anything beyond the degree. I even just got overlooked for a soldering position because I do not hold the soldering certification even though I have knowledge and was trained as per it. It seems like all or the websites that tell you how much people make for certain positions is not true because I cannot find anything that pays more than $18/hour. I'm realizing I got the wrong Bachelors degree, and am not sure what to do now. Should I go back to school and take the Electrical Engineering courses that I missed from doing the Technology program? I'm almost 30 years old, and still haven't figured out my career path while classmates of mine are already in Senior level engineering positions, which i... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I’m currently a fifth year EE student that’s about to graduate and honestly my circuit analysis skills are just god awful. Circuits I, circuits II, and electronic circuits were all passed with C’s and I feel like I barely remember anything... I basically spent my fourth and fifth years taking computer engineering courses that fulfilled my requirements so now I’m going to have a EE degree with barely any real understanding of circuit analysis. I feel like I won’t be able to find a job if anybody asks me to solve a circuit problem or asks me anything about them. I feel like I would be able to slowly work through problems if I really studied but it really feels like I don’t deserve to be graduating when everyone else around seems to just have the intuition for this stuff by now. What can I possibly do at this point to get better at this stuff?
I came across a job opportunity for system engineering for the DoD. For example , missile detection systems or weapon defense. The opportunity seems to be aimed toward electrical engineering.
I honestly don't know what to expect on the job and what I am expected to know. Is there a particular skill I should be 'good' at for this job? The job description is very vague and doesn't point towards a particular skill. Rather just the basic engineering skills (analysis , acquisition , in-service support, engineering techniques, excel, etc).
If you could choose 1 (or 2) of the most interesting/important things you've learned over the whole course of being/studying electrical engineering, what would it be?
A MEP senior engineer and I worked on various projects together (just us two) in 2020. Great engineer, very knowledgeable and technically savvy. Great mentor for me in my first year. However, he had to leave at the end of the year due to family reasons. As you may expect, the senior engineer would know the whole design but would delegate smaller things for me to do. I had a solid understanding of the design but not 100% everything. Now that he's left and a new engineer has taken over as the lead electrical engineer, I'm getting all these questions about the design and how it works. Honestly, in my head I'm screaming "I have no clue mate, I was just doing what I was told to do". Why design decisions were made (I was left out of client meetings and the senior would just tell me what direction we were heading), how things worked and I've just noticed things in general about the design that I dont understand why or how it will work but was just told by the senior to design it this way. I understand a lot of the design but there's some parts I didn't question at the time because the senior knows what he's doing right?
I'm getting serious anxiety as I don't have a full grasp of the project(s) (even though I worked on it) and now suddenly I'm expected to know everything about it. Barely a year in and I didn't expect to be thrown into the deep end like this.
English is not my first language, so sorry in advance for misspellings.
Hi, i´m a physics student, but i want to switch to electronics engineering (or computer engineering maybe) because a i regreted my decision. I'm interested in electronics now, but i also want to learn to code properly (properly enough to be considered competent) because i consider it to be interesting and a valuable and profitable skill.
How many coding classses did you take a college? What were those classes about?
Edit: This post blew up over night. Thanks for all you answers.
I think after reading all your comments, i will switch to some engineering program. I really love physics and science in general, but research (and teaching) are not my main goal in life (however, i recpect and admire scientist as well as my techers in the science faculty).
Hi everyone, I’m wondering what your new grad electrical engineer or other types. I’m currently in the GTA.
I did an internship at an engineering consulting firm and I was paid $23 an hour. Looks like in glassdoor they pay in the low $60k range for EITs. I know others in the mid $60s or even a bit higher and they’re also starting out. So I’m just curious to hear about other engineers and their experience with their starting salaries.
EDIT: Is it true consulting engineers are paid less than others? Seems like it’s a trend especially if they’re supposed to do OT anyways to make up for it.
Isn't it ethnically insensitive, heightinist and snobbish?
Also, I'm from Charlotte and he's from Charleston. Am I appropriating South Carolinian culture?
Hi my wife and i are relocating to raleigh nc but this post is focused on my side of the equation. Main reason for relocation is isolation in alaska, being closer to her family (colombia), more job opportunities and more opportunities for career advancement, good place to start a family.
I currently work for oil and gas pipeline in anchorage. We operate and maintain the pipeline on behalf of owners, we don't make the wages youd see at a BP, Conoco Phillips, exxon mobil. I have an offer for 110k to work at an engineering consulting firm as a senior electrical engineer. Funny enough this firm has a presence in alaska and im familiar with the name and culture. The manager wants to use my resume to bring in new work and has stated he'd want to build a team under me and have me develop the business. Mind you i am not a tech IT software person my 11 yrs EE experience is power, controls, some project mgmt duties and supervisor experience. I worked at utility company doing line extension to customers and then in oil and gas doing low voltage extensions and mainly instrumentation and controls type work. Ive beem project engineer in charge of technical execution of projects like plc, battery, generator replacements ranging from 30k-$10million
What are the typical salaries in the area, does this offer seem low? I got another offer from ABB hitachi for microgrids alternative energy connections 115k but couldn't agree on relocation timeline and was told to keep in touch with them so i may have to take this other job in the interim. I get feeling that employers view 5+yrs the same as even even 8 or 11 year experience
In alaska i lived in an owner occupied duplex and was able to live very cheaply ($750/month) for last 10 yrs, a raleigh is a different ballgame this will not be the case and i believe we will be looking at 1200-1400/ month 2bdrm rent luxury apt and eventually a $2000 mortgage when we buy a home. Unfortunately there isn't much multifamily living in raleigh so cost of living will actually go up for us along with their being a income tax and sales tax
Just would like to bounce these numbers off others and see what they are seeing in the market. All the price of living calculator seem to indicate an equivalent standard of living given the delta in salary from anchorage to raleigh but i know home prices in raleigh have been rising 6-9% for last 7 yrs or so
Im looking for a book about engineering acoustics which was written for EEs, and uses EE analysis methods for acoustical problems.
" Current student looking to expand my skills or knowledge outside my course and was wondering what experienced engineers wish they knew before they started working. Or general advice about the industry or day to day work. Currently a first year. "
Hi everyone, I hope I can give a bit of context for the situation,
I'm a mechatronics engineer, I'm looking to brush up on some of my mechanical engineering skills and elecrical engineering skills.
In my degree, the electrical engineering focus for mechatronics students is mainly focused on programmable microcontrollers and FPGAs. Other than this, there's really nothing else related to electronics. Other than this, a lot of the mechatronics coursework focuses on programming in my country related to deep learning, and control systems.
I would like to learn more about electronics in general, I've picked up 3 books, and I'm wondering if these are the best books for someone in my situation:
- Art of Electronics- Practical Electronics for Inventors
- Make: Electronics
I realize the last book is a bit elementary, but this is on purpose, as I want to make sure I don't miss out on any critical knowledge. Universities tend to skip a lot of practical and even theoretical knowledge sometimes (Expect you to understand immediately what an oscilloscope does for example).
Are these the best books to learn electronics end to end?
My target is I want to be able to get to the level where I can design electrical hardware devices comfortably and test them in software before manufacturing them on PCB's for example. I have about 10-15 hours per week to dedicate to this on a consistent basis.
The second question I wanted to ask was in relation to software. As I mentioned in the first question, in order to achieve my target what software should I be looking at to learn to make end to end electronics? I've heard a lot about Altium but that's simply because I live in Australia, and I believe it's an Australian company. I'm open to multiple suggestions here, I just don't want to waste time. I can get a student license for altium for free as well which assists me.
Thanks for all your help
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I can't make up my mind what I want to study in college. I have an interest in robotics, I know I love programming/computer science, and I want to be an astronaut but I also want to be able to fall back on a software engineering job if I am not selected to be an astronaut.
Ideally, MIT's/UMich's/Berkeley's EECS major would be absolutely perfect, but those schools are very competitive and I need to have a plan B.
Edit: Could I go into robotics with a CS degree alone?
Edit3: how well does EE prepare for those notoriously hard SE interview questions?
Edit 4: i like making video games, websites, mobiles apps, and desktop applications and just started experimenting with systems through my robotics club. When i think of software development i think of coding applications productivity apps like zenkit or making video games. That's the kind of software engineering i a have explored the most thus far in high school.
edit 5: i am thinking of doing a BSEE w/ embedded systems or control systems concentration & w/ a CS minor. Then, I might do a Master's in Computer science w/ physics/math/or robotics minor.
edit2: also, the reason why i posted is because i just joined my school's robotics team and it is better than anything i could imagine. i help remotely with the programming ('cause of covid) and we are building a robot for a competition. this we recently had a meet and spent the longest time trying to figure out why the robot wasn't working and even though we were stressing out i had a smile on my face the whole time. eventually we figured it out and it felt like we launched a rocket ship because we were so happy. so whatever that was, i want to do that as a job because it was just so much fun. if it were not for covid i would be helping build the physical robot and that's something i really want to try too.
I skipped an elective this semester as an FYE with some Ap bio credit so I won’t be taking cs159. Will I be okay? Only coding experience I got is engr 132 if that counts