Hi all, I am in my last year getting my Masters in Mechanical Engineering, with a B.S. in applied physics with minors in biomedical engineering and applied mathematics. I have started to look at job applications, and frankly, they horrify me. Being that I have wide background I often look at job postings and find that I meet the most of the requirements but do not always have preferred requirements. I guess what I am asking, is there really any candidate out there that is perfectly educated right out of school? What do I make of these requirements, should I worry about having these requirements. Also, even when I search entry level positions a lot of applications prefer 1-2 years working experience. I have never had an internship in industry, but have vast research experience as well as 3 publications. Does this count?