Hi. I just finished my first year of engineering and I am going into chemical engineering. This summer, I must have applied at atleast 30+ engineering related jobs online at some fairly large companies. I havent gotten an interview at any of them. Just a few days ago, I was doing lawn service for an engineer. He mentioned that for getting an engineering job (even for the summer), it was probably the best to have connections and know people. I dont have that many connections just yet, so of course I am resorting to online applications at these big companies. This engineer that I was doing his garden for also mentioned that at most of these big companies, they use an automated system to scan your resume for keywords. Only after a few stages of filtration (if your application makes it that far), then human eyes may look at your application. Could someone verify if this is true? If so, what keywords do you think the computer may look for?