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    Engineering Is "real" job anxiety normal (fresh graduate)?

    Definitely agree. I started going to the gym and joined a basketball team. I take these two interests more seriously than anything else. Surprisingly, I never had many hobbies/interests in my life and suddenly I want to do some many things - probably a manifestation of my internal resistance...
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    Engineering Is "real" job anxiety normal (fresh graduate)?

    Actually, I'm in a foreign country where I have studied for a year and made amazing friends whom I left due to job relocation requriement. I skype my family so I don't miss them much. I think my anxiety is related to the change in my behaviour. I became more serious and less outgoing. Mostly, I...
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    Engineering Is "real" job anxiety normal (fresh graduate)?

    I am a fresh graduate on my way to get a permanent placement as a Design Engineer. I've been interning and working temporally before but this "real" job offer invites all sorts of ideas about settling down. I just can't see myself going there every day sitting by the pc just to wake up and...
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    Engineering Searching for paid traineeships in US

    I'm using an opportunity of being a fresh graduate and want to do a traineeship for >6months in US. Can you give me any useful links or let me know what are my chances in getting a paid placement? I am from Europe with some background in production engineering and product development.
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    Engineering How hard is it to get a traineeship abroad (e.g. US)?

    I just finished my master thesis and going to work for a few more months in R&D department of aerospace components. I'm not too passionate about the position and didn't get use to the work-life balance I have in the town I live in. I'm a fresh graduate so I guess I just want to relocate even if...
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    Engineering How hard is it to get a traineeship abroad (e.g. US)?

    I need someone to bring me back to reality because I may have disillusioned myself. I thought that it should not be too difficult to get a temporal job, graduate programme etc. applying from Europe. Yet I have so much trouble finding ads with visa sponsorship. I also start to think that my...
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    Other How can one decide to re-locate for work and leave friends?

    Sorry for reviving the post but I am curious what's wrong with Australia? That's like the one place I would probably go to without a second thought.
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    Other How can one decide to re-locate for work and leave friends?

    I gave it a good thought and now realize that I should just go with whatever I feel is best. It may be a secure choice just to take opportunities at hand but at least I'm going somewhere despite waiting for that perfect career option that may not even present itself. The fundamental problem of...
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    Other How can one decide to re-locate for work and leave friends?

    I guess a job is just a job sometimes unless one finds something that not only pays but also motivates. But hey, at least engineering opened me up for some employment options. Maybe I just simply need to find a job with the right description. Different projects, dynamic environment...
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    Other How can one decide to re-locate for work and leave friends?

    Some of them yes! It really all comes down to satisfactory career choices that they can make there. I discussed with them and they agree there's nothing to that new town unless I am very driven by this career opportunity. Is it normal that I'm not? I suppose most of the people consider not only...
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    Other How can one decide to re-locate for work and leave friends?

    How do you decide to re-locate knowing that you'd leave your friends and life that you're used to? Realizing that I am so attached to my friends that I can't take a job offer in another town is frustrating. I've been temporary working in this new place and it's depressing. I miss my life and...
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    Engineering What do you think about graduate schemes?

    I agree that it's a way to decide on a career path to focus on. I could easily land a job back in my home country but abroad only speaking english it's tough. Of course having the skills like programming would help penetrate those markets even without the language. Lastly, I'm simply afraid to...
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    Engineering What do you think about graduate schemes?

    I think it's the same thing as graduate program or traineeship (probably picked up that 'scheme' word while looking up the topic). So the program is meant for fresh graduates and usually lasts for >1 year in a selected field afterwhich you are supposed to have well rounded knowledge of the...
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    Engineering What do you think about graduate schemes?

    I'm about to finish my Production Engineering master studies and I'm planning my next move. I do have some previous working experience but don't feel like I've developed specific skill-set yet. Not sure what I want to do ether but I kinda like product development. My main requirements for the...
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    What's the purpose of front white cap that desk fans have?

    Every desk fan has it. What's the purpose of the white cap attached to the front fan grille?
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