Great Jobs for Engineering Majors [NOOK Book]

Overview

Engineer a bright future for yourself!



You've worked hard for that engineering degree. Now what? Sometimes the choice of careers can seem endless; the most difficult part of a job search is narrowing down your options.



Great Jobs for Engineering Majors will help you choose the right career out of the myriad possibilities at your disposal. It provides detailed profiles of careers in your field along with the basic skills necessary to begin ...

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Overview

Engineer a bright future for yourself!



You've worked hard for that engineering degree. Now what? Sometimes the choice of careers can seem endless; the most difficult part of a job search is narrowing down your options.



Great Jobs for Engineering Majors will help you choose the right career out of the myriad possibilities at your disposal. It provides detailed profiles of careers in your field along with the basic skills necessary to begin a focused job search. You'll soon be on the fast track to landing a job that satisfies your personal, professional, and practical needs.



Great Jobs for Engineering Majors will help you:


  • Determine the occupation that's best suited for you
  • Craft a résumé and cover letter that stand out from the rest
  • Learn from practicing professionals about everyday life on the job
  • Become familiar with current statistics on salaries and trends within the profession

Go from engineering major to:

System operator * research engineer * naval architect * data mining analyst *chemical engineer * electrical engineering professor * technical representative

Dr. Geraldine Garner is the president of Science and Technology Career Strategies. Previously, Garner was an associate professor and the associate dean of the Walter P. Murphy Cooperative Engineering Education Program at Northwestern University. She has taught career development at both Northwestern and Virginia Commonwealth University.



Stephen E. Lambert is the director of career services at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. He codeveloped this series with Julie DeGalan, a former administrator and career counselor at Plymouth State College.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071641968
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 3/21/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 664 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Geraldine Garner is the president of Science and Technology Career Strategies. Previously, Garner was an associate professor and the associate dean of the Walter P. Murphy Cooperative Engineering Education Program at Northwestern University. She has taught career development at both Northwestern and Virginia Commonwealth University.



Stephen E. Lambert is the director of career services at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. He codeveloped this series with Julie DeGalan, a former administrator and career counselor at Plymouth State College.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction: Engineering: A Degree for the Twenty-First Century     ix
The Job Search
The Self-Assessment     3
The Resume and Cover Letter     19
Researching Careers and Networking     37
Interviewing and Job Offer Considerations     55
The Career Paths
Introduction to the Engineering Career Paths     73
Path 1: Industry     77
Path 2: Consulting     111
Path 3: Government     129
Path 4: Education     145
Path 5: The Internet     165
Path 6: Nontechnical Areas     185
State Examining Boards     199
Index     213

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