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Need to interview an electrical engineer or a computer engineer

  1. Sep 19, 2009 #1
    Hello im a high school senior interested in electrical and computer engineering. I have a career report and i need to interview some one in the field. I would greatly appreciate it if some one can answer my questions.

    1. What made you choose this type of engineering?


    2. What type of equipment do you work with on a day to day basis?


    3. What is you educational back ground?


    4. What is your favorite part of the job?


    5. What is you least favorite part of the job?


    6. What is the average salary starting salary?


    7. How many hours do you work?


    8. Do you mainly work with groups of people or individual?


    9. In what type of environment do you work? Indoors? Outdoors?


    10. Is it hard to balance between work life and personal life?


    11. Was it hard to get a job right after college?


    12. Any advice you would like to give to students pursuing this career?


    Thank you for your time on answering these questions. If you would like to answer via email or PM let me know. Once again thank you for your time.
     
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  3. Sep 29, 2009 #2
    1. What made you choose this type of engineering?
    I had a "knack" for it.

    2. What type of equipment do you work with on a day to day basis?
    Servers, Computers, network hardware.

    3. What is you educational back ground?
    I tested out of several certifications, Cisco, MCSE, Apple, Linux

    4. What is your favorite part of the job?
    Saving the day.

    5. What is you least favorite part of the job?
    Getting calls during the weekend and after business hours.

    6. What is the average salary starting salary?
    $70,000

    7. How many hours do you work?
    55+ per week

    8. Do you mainly work with groups of people or individual?
    I work as an individual.

    9. In what type of environment do you work? Indoors? Outdoors?
    Mostly indoors.

    10. Is it hard to balance between work life and personal life?
    Yes. It is nearly impossible.

    11. Was it hard to get a job right after college?
    Yes. You can't get a job without experience and can't get experience without a job.

    12. Any advice you would like to give to students pursuing this career?
    Buy a Mac.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2009 #3
    1. What made you choose this type of engineering?
    Again a general affinity

    2. What type of equipment do you work with on a day to day basis?
    Mainframe down through midrange to desktop

    3. What is you educational back ground?
    College (worthless) + certification

    4. What is your favorite part of the job?
    Variability

    5. What is you least favorite part of the job?
    The chores - paperwork,

    6. What is the average salary starting salary?
    in UK - probably low twenties....

    7. How many hours do you work?
    35 per week + extra occasionally

    8. Do you mainly work with groups of people or individual?
    groups mostly but also work on some stuff individually.

    9. In what type of environment do you work? Indoors? Outdoors?
    Indoors

    10. Is it hard to balance between work life and personal life?
    Depends who you work for.... in my case, I think it's about right.

    11. Was it hard to get a job right after college?
    As mentioned above everyone one wants experience.... I'm not sure a college course in IT is best approach anymore. I'd be inclined to suggest a college course in something like languages/business and then do some IT certification instead.

    12. Any advice you would like to give to students pursuing this career?
    If you have a "that's not my job" attitude - you'll be doing your same old "job" when you retire. Get stuck in help where you can.
     
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