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    What Does Your Company Look for Most in an Entry Level Engineer?

    1. High GPA

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      7.1%
    2. Experience (Internships, Extracurricular Engineering Activities, etc.)

      6 vote(s)
      42.9%
    3. Something Else

      7 vote(s)
      50.0%
    1. mhjones12

      mhjones12 Well-Known Member

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      Poll: What does your company look for most in an entry level engineer?

      1. High GPA
      2. Experience (Internships, Extracurricular Engineering Activities, etc.)
      3. Something Else
       
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    3. MDR

      MDR Active Member

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      I would definitely look for experience if at all possible. I would look closely at any school projects or extra-curricular employment, mechanical hobbies, etc. I would also look for really good communication skills - an entry level person I would not expect to know everything, but I would expect them to communicate and learn effectively. GPA would be of interest as well, though not as important as experience and communication skills.
       
    4. Erich

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      Experience, and the ability to pass a technical interview.
       
    5. mhjones12

      mhjones12 Well-Known Member

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      Remember to vote in the poll at the top
       
    6. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Combination of everything really. Personality and good communication skills are also important.
       
    7. mohamedalsaidmo

      mohamedalsaidmo Active Member

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      when i joined my first factory. the engineering staff was very practical with a lot of experiance
       
    8. PMatranga

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      The high GPA along with internships and the right college might get you in the door but you really need to be able to hit the ground running, show initiative, listen and learn. Mechanical ablilty is also important for Mechanical Engineers. Some cannot transfer book knowledge to mechanical knowledge. These traits will not only make a good entry level engineer but will also make a valuable engineer for the long term. This is just my own opinion from my experience.
       
    9. Susan at Rentapen

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      Good Question! It is about experience OR understanding and a passion for learning. We test our interns to see if they can follow instructions and demonstrate what they know about the CAD program. We have them spend time actually doing a little project so that we can see if they know how to run the CAD and the mechanical understanding needed. The Queen of Lean Machine Design at Rentapen
       
    10. Erich

      Erich Well-Known Member

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      Susan,

      Is this testing for interns who studying engineering or new hires working as a designer?
       
    11. mohamedalsaidmo

      mohamedalsaidmo Active Member

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      for first entry level engineer. the top priority is passion of learning.
       

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