I've got this online class i've thrown 80 dollars into and I'm starting to fuck it up. I feel like I'm losing control of this class and I don't know if I can juggle it with my shitty retail job and other online class anymore. I just want to be able to continue my education after graduation. I didn't even get a job in my field (electrical engineering) and I've been trying to keep my spirits up, but all of this shit's coming down. I don't wanna give up but how the fuck do I deal.
I'm finally getting interviews setting up, it's taken months for people to call back, though. My area's only real industry is chemical plants, and nobody's been looking for control engineers with less than 5 years of experience.
Two friends of mine graduated Mech E and Chem E with a 2.1 and both got jobs making 60k right after graduation. The Chem E had some research and the Mech E had no internships or anything. If you are willing to move you can always find something good.
Just keep trying man, we all make it eventually
I graduated ME with a 3.6, but didn't get a job in my field until I started taking grad classes
Yeah believe it or not, the person who initially looks at your resume is most likely not an engineer so they give it a 10 second glance and if you don't highlight the desirable attributes they are looking for, its going straight in the garbage
Engineers just got BTFO.
And this is not to make fun of you OP. I do hope your situation gets better.
The problem is other engineers on /sci/ that even though they are freshmen they advertise lies such as 80k starting in any engineering. The Nuclear Engineering and Electrical Engineering guys are also the loudest at it.
I'm glad an actual adult came here to show them how stupid they are for believing such lies.
People, do not believe that your degree will carry you. This is the 21st century, literally everyone gets a bachelors degree. Work hard, be the top of your class, get internships, do solo work, etc. Just because your department sells you the lie that you will get 100k salary right out of school doesn't mean they are telling you the truth. They just want you to be confident about paying them 40 thousand dollars a year.
Be smart, /sci/. And drop the bullshit, engineers.