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Engineering jobs in NYC?

  1. Nov 25, 2005 #1

    ranger

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    Are there any engineering companies in NYC? My prof. at school says hes teaching because he cant find a job as an enginieer in the City. He told me that the City is more Business and Finance related.

    How true is this? I'm now beginning to think that I would have a hard time finding a job after college. Can anyone give me some advice on this situation.

    --thank you.
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2005 #2

    Astronuc

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    What type of engineering? There are some big name Civil and Structural engineering and Transportation engineering companies, like Parsons and Washington Group International in NYC.

    Parsons - http://www.parsons.com/
    New York City
    100 Broadway
    New York, NY 10005
    212-266-8300
    212-571-6825 fax

    Washington Group International - http://www.wgint.com/
    One Penn Plaza, 32nd floor
    New York, New York USA 10119
    http://www.wgint.com/locations/locations_na_newyork.html

    I would recommend contacting an engineering society in your discipline and getting information from them.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2005 #3

    ranger

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    I'll be looking for anything in the computer, electrical or electronics engineering field.

    My major is in Computer Engineering.

    Engineering Society? Is there a website I can look at to help me locate this. I've never heard of these societies before.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2005 #4

    russ_watters

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    You don't generally hear about them until you get further along, but most disciplines have one... http://www.computer.org
     
  6. Nov 26, 2005 #5

    loseyourname

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    You know, you should probably mention that you're looking for computer engineering jobs in your opening post. I was about to tell you of a guy I know that owns a chemical engineering firm in Manhattan that does mostly civic work, but then I scroll down . . .
     
  7. Nov 27, 2005 #6

    Astronuc

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    I'll second Russ's post. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., (IEEE - www.ieee.org) is the premier Electrical and Electronic Engineering Society. Russ gave you the link to the IEEE Computer Society.

    Find the local chapter at your university and get involved. IEEE's corporate offices are in Manhattan.

    They have a jobs page - http://careers.ieee.org/

    And there is a student section - look for "Student resources" on the left side of the homepage.
     
  8. Nov 28, 2005 #7

    FredGarvin

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    I can tell you that working in that area was tough for an ME to find a job. I had to look for quite a while to find an aerospace job I was eligible for. It seemed like in the NY area, when you say engineer, people immediately think of buildings and fire prevention etc... It was tough. Grumman in Bethpage was going through a hiring of a lot of EE and comp sci guys a couple of years ago but I didn't look into it though. It's a tough area for engineering though. Good luck.
     
  9. Nov 28, 2005 #8

    ranger

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    Hey Fred how about jobs outside the NYC area. Mayb upstate or in New Jersey?
     
  10. Nov 29, 2005 #9

    FredGarvin

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    I honestly didn't look there. It would have been just too far of a commute for my liking.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2006 #10
    Hi Ranger,

    If you're willing to branch out, you'll find something. A really good friend of mine (Comp. Eng. graduated from U of Illinois eary 90s) has been working for GE almost ever since he graduated. He's since moved up to management, but he started off kinda like the techie guy I believe - loves his job. Another friend, chemimical eng. degree from Texas A&M - works for UBS.

    Though I go to school out west, I'm from the Bronx. And before heading off to college (late starter), I had already felt out the industry a bit. Granted, NYC is more of a playground for business and finance majors (as someone was saying ealier), but if you're willing to somehow combine your computer engineering degree with something that there is a demand for in the city (which isn't hard to do), I don't see you having much of a problem. Computer engineering isn't as limiting as say, an automotive engineering degree, so you should be fine.

    My two cents :).
     
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