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Thomsett, Michael C. – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Reviews a number of tests that persons applying for engineering jobs may encounter including drugs, honesty, polygraph, personality and job skills tests. Discusses some problems with tests. Defines discrimination in hiring. States that job applicants usually will not take a test for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications
Weinstein, Bob – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Asks engineering graduates 15 questions to help them evaluate their potential for a management career. Explains the relevance of each question. Discusses self improvement strategies. Suggests some job search strategies for graduating engineers. (CW)
Descriptors: Business Administration, College Science, College Students, Employment Opportunities
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Reviews topics from editorials in "Graduating Engineer" in the 1980's. Discusses the state of the economy at present, as well as new technology and jobs in engineering fields. Cites manufacturing excellence as a present theme in the engineering field. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns
Trippe, William L. – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Describes the importance of communication skills to engineers. Gives a step by step method for preparing and giving a professional presentation at the corporate level in engineering. Suggests uses of graphic aids in presentations. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Communication Skills, Engineering
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Discusses civil engineering employment opportunities; indicates that the field is shrinking. Presents national placement and enrollment statistics. Identifies building and construction materials, and public works as areas of current and expanding opportunities. (CW)
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, College Science, College Students, Employment Opportunities
Kennedy, Marilyn Moats – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Lists and discusses eight career-damaging decisions that are often overlooked by engineering graduates, including staying too long in one job, professional isolation, "headhunter phobia," creeping obsolescence, premature announcements, letting office relationships slide, the company loyalty myth, and plateauing. (CW)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, College Science
Everett, Melissa – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Describes some of the problems facing female engineers and their career advancement. Discusses strategies for successful networking and mentoring that will help facilitate promotion and lasting friendships in an engineering career. (CW)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, College Science
Opsata, Margaret – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Describes legal decisions from 1963 to 1987 that helped to remove barriers to equality in job conditions for female engineers. Discusses some barriers that still exist. Suggests a few antidotes for still existing problems and discusses job search implications. (CW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Career Education, College Science, Court Litigation
Ross, Steven S. – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Describes recent statistics regarding job opportunities and compensation for female engineering graduates as compared to males. Presents data from the College Placement Council by sex and discipline. Includes several possible explanations for the discrepancies that are shown in the data. Discusses the implications for graduating female engineers.…
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, College Science
Brandt, Ellen – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Describes how to psychologically evaluate and take advantage of the four basic personality types that are encountered in job interviews. Discusses each personality type and makes generalizations about their dress, office, thinking patterns, and preferences. Summarizes how each might react to a woman in an interview situation. (CW)
Descriptors: Career Education, College Science, Engineering Education, Engineers
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Discusses 1987 statistics from the College Placement Council regarding new job offers to graduating industrial engineers. Identifies trends in hiring in the field. Describes several issues that will face industrial engineers. States that the industrial engineers most likely to win jobs are those with good basic mathematics and communications…
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, College Science
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Describes petroleum engineering as one area in industry where job opportunities are few but where the worst of the declines has been seen. Discusses the causes of the decline. Lists several areas where petroleum engineers have found alternatives including environmental projects, water supply projects, and computer applications. (CW)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, College Science
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Discusses the computer engineering industry in the United States. Recounts recent shifts in the computer industry and notes that despite foreign competition, the industry offers graduating computer engineers ample opportunities for employment. Claims that skill and technical knowledge are the most important assets for getting a job. (TW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Science, Data Processing, Employment Opportunities
Opsata, Margaret – Graduating Engineer, 1986
Urges senior year engineering students to pursue professional positions in a timely, organized manner. Suggests that contacts should be established with the college placement office and prospective employers during the fall quarter prior to graduation. (TW)
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Science, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Discusses electrical engineering employment opportunities. States that the market is showing more demand. Predicts that future job offers will be strong. Reviews several aspects of the marketplace. Suggests areas of electrical engineering that provide employment opportunities. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Electrical Occupations, Employment Opportunities
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