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Graduated in BS Mech E, did not enjoy any class in special. Not sure what field to pursue/specialization. How did you overcome this challenge?


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I just obtained my BS in Mechanical Engineering degree. However, I haven't really enjoyed one class in particular, they were just neutral. Now I am not sure what should be my job direction, which role/field/specialization I should seek in a mechanical engineer job. Was there anyone who was also unsure post graduation of your future direction and how did you overcome it? Thanks!

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I suggest you get a co-op job for 3-6 months. You may soon find out what you love and hate. Give me a spot under the stairs like Harry Potter so I can work and avoid managers. You may like management. Everyone is different. We need good leaders, nerds, and hands-on workers to get the job done. In my experience, there are exceedingly few people who can actually run a company effectively. I am not one of them.

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Bob

I have been an engineer for the last 30 years, and I still do not specialise...for me, there's just too much I find interesting!

(Certainly in the UK,) many companies offer "Graduate Schemes" to help address exactly the predicament you find yourself in. These take you into the real world and offer additional training where you will utilise your degree skills and knowledge and develop the necessary skills to develop in engineering. You may find this helps, or you may even find yourself being pulled in other directions.

One of the absolutely wonderful things about Mechanical Engineering (as opposed to other fields of study) is its value in so many fields - interdisciplinary within engineering itself (aero, thermal, hydro, statics, civils, chemical etc) but - even outside of the engineering field the training is highly valued...so you may benefit from widening your view...?

Good luck!

 

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This is a strange situation. Why did you stick around to finish an ME degree if none if it interested you? Does that reason, whatever it may be, give you a hint as to what you should do with your life?

DrD

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This cond was happen to me early after graduated from college. I try to send my CV in many company, get an interview or phsycology test for many month. But it doesn't work anymore. Don't be stubborn. Your dream work or your passion doesn't always match with your job. Never surrender ......

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Hi Bob,

First speech of my entry undergraduate Professor cautioned me that am not taking the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate degree for the sake of the subject contained, but for purposes of enabling me to look at things in 3D, if you understand what I mean.  In this regard, Bob CONGRATS! you are now a BIG scientist welcome to the world of reality.  Exercise the principles that you have learnt in ALL possible ways big or small and gradually you will discover your passion.

The biggest mistake you can make is attempting to climb a mountain from the top.  I believe its illogical anyway and you are a logic expert, having attain this fete.

Good luck.

Michael

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