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    Discussion in 'General jobs discussion' started by seancrane134, Jan 2, 2014.

    1. seancrane134

      seancrane134 New Member

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      I'm new to looking for a career, and its pretty intimidating. Anyways I'v been trying to find good wind turbine companies to work for, and I appliied to the Company s Green Mountain Energy and Baryonyx in south Texas. Does anyone else know off the top of their heads some companies I should look at, I would greatly appreciate it. I realize this is a design forum and I might be asking to much but I'll take any advise when it comes to this stage in life, looking for internships with my degree, that is. It sounds cool at the time to work on wind turbines but maybe i just haven't heard of enough deaths?
       
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    3. LynnH1

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      From what school are you graduating from
       
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      Why are you looking specifically at Wind Turbine Companies? Green Mountain is an electricity provider. They own wind farm but do not actually produce Wind Turbines. I don't know anything about Baryonyx but a quick Google and it says it was founded in 2009. These green/alternative energy companies depend heavily on government subsidies if not direct the the company than to the industry as a whole. Not trying to get political but in the US we borrow 46 cents of every dollar we spend popular opinion is staring to question Global Warming Theory how long do you think these subsidies will last?

      For career stability I would focus on industries that do not change. Fluid power will always be around. Design engineers will always be around. Manufacturing engineers will always be around.
       
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      seancrane134 New Member

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      You know you're right id like to think they would be around for awhile but maybe not. So sell out and work at hali-burton?
       
    6. thebestjake

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      Oh of course we have 2 options in this world work for a wind energy company or Halliburton [cue Darth Vader theme song].

      All I was suggesting is that for your first job you should focus more on getting the experience in the type of engineering work you want to do rather than the specific industry. If you can get the experience in a desired industry that is great.

      If you don't work in Oil and Gas that is fine (I actually didn't even suggest it). There are plenty of needs in this world that the companies actually make their own money. One of the biggest problems in the world is clean drinking water, I know it sounds weird but sewage treatment goes into this as well and has a lot of cool engineering applications.
       
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      seancrane134 New Member

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      I am what they call, laughing out loud, I do believe. You're right I was thinking big companies have more internship opportunities. Ok so moral of the story is, don't be a dummy and limit myself but focus more on the type of experience I can potentially gain. makes sense to me. In your opinion thebestjake, in my cover letter be specific about what type of skill I would like to build or is being specific in any area shooting myself in the foot?
       
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