View Full Version : Advice from INTJ's knowledgeable in mechanical engineering
03-16-2012, 09:35 AM
I'm fresh out of the military and going to school in the fall gearing towards a mechanical engineering/design/drafting degree. I have about 4.5 months to work through the summer and am looking for advice on what kinds of short term work would hire me with some kind of pay, but more importantly give me early job experience in that field, as well as look good on my future resume. I have super basic AutoCadd skills (from high school) but can honestly apply myself well at anything, even if that means secretarial work at a firm (so i can watch over people's shoulders to learn what the job's all about). I don't fit the bill for most internships as I'm not a current student. Also it needs to be in Missouri, USA.
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
03-16-2012, 09:39 AM
1) Start by posting your resume on everything from CraigsList to CareerBuilder... whatever sites you can. Make sure you make it clear that you're former military. Some employers will see that and know that you'll learn whatever you need to.
2) I wouldn't put up high hopes for such a short term job at something that you'd need training on. Honestly, I would just try find any job
3) If you have any experience machining or welding, you can probably find a temp job as a contractor. It's not directly relevant to engineering, however, I've heard over and over again that machinists wish that the engineers knew just one thing about machining. Engineers tend to design things that might be difficult to physically make. Taking into account the actual process of making the parts is a big part of controlling costs on an industrial scale.
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