Hey guys (and ladies), I am a junior year EEE student at CSU Sacramento and am hoping to get a job in audio amplifier design as a career after graduating. I have always loved music and electronics and working in this field would honestly be like a dream come true. As far as my experience in this area, I have built some very basic amplifier circuits based on the LM386 and a couple other IC's, and obviously that is nowhere as complicated as designing a true amplifier from the ground up. I am also interested in vacuum tube amplifier design and am planning to design and build one after graduating... a friend of mine has an AX84 diy tube amp kit and when he starts assembling it we are gonna do it together so I can get some exposure to it. I am currently taking semiconductors class and am excited to take this class to get some exposure to the concepts before specifically learning about tube physics and engineering, haha but anyways So my question is really, do any members here have jobs in this field or related ones? If so, what specific skills would help me land a job in this industry and help me professionally in this area? I know that networking is crucial to getting into certain niches in the industry and so I am trying to make as many contacts as possible (and tips here would be appreciated too.) Over the summer I emailed about 50 companies asking about internships and positions and recieved about two or three emails back, so I am looking for an edge to make me more attractive to these companies. Any serious replies are much appreciated. Please no sarcastic replies though... I know that many of the people on this forum will want to reply with something like "Amplifier design is an incredibly broad field, your question doesn't make sense" etc., and I am looking for real guidance which will help me achieve my goals, not negativity and frustration, thanks!