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After UW or During?

j_drums963j_drums963 Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
edited June 2009 in University of Wisconsin
hey, i keeping having this thought..

i so badly want to live in LA in the future, but i chose UW because it was the best engineering program i got into.

is it hard to get an engineering job out in LA, after UW? do any companies from LA or around the area recruit from UW? or would u recommend transferring to like a UC school at some point in between to increase my chances?
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Replies to: After UW or During?

  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,851 Senior Member
    Go look at the Engineering career services data. Lots of conpanies with LA offices recruit at UW.
    For example here's a recent list of firms that came to recruit for CE majors

    https://ecs.engr.wisc.edu/public/includes/empreqs_prof_che.pdf
  • j_drums963j_drums963 Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    yeah, but im doing ME
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,851 Senior Member
    Are you able to use the UW site at all?? It lists everything about recruiting for all engineering majors. But I won't look it up for you. Sheeesh. Don't be so lazy. Sometimes you kids seem incapable of the most simple research. Are you ready for college?
  • jnm123jnm123 Registered User Posts: 743 Member
    hahaha...after months as the UW wizard with sage advice...the curmudgeon rears its head from the bog...

    Bravo! (really!)
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,851 Senior Member
    Yes, I was a little blunt but seriously, learning to do your own basic research work is a skill everyone needs to learn and it's not that hard.
    I'm a firm believer that any good search will yield not only what we you were looking for, but also some important things you were not, but that could be even more useful.
  • PathetiquePathetique Registered User Posts: 679 Member
    I'm a firm believer that any good search will yield not only what we you were looking for, but also some important things you were not, but that could be even more useful.

    So true. To everything you said. I can't even tell you what I've found when I wasn't looking for it, but you probably don't need to hear it. :]

    And heck, this is just a college website. It isn't that hard to navigate. =P
  • jnm123jnm123 Registered User Posts: 743 Member
    Such as...it's not really stated on the SOAR part of the UW website for the upcoming freshman student to compile a wish list of classes, check class section availability daily and to maneuver around the add/drop capability BEFORE going to SOAR. I prodded my daughter to do it only because my elder daughter had the same issue at another Big Ten U., so I knew it was ultra-important.

    Result was a lot less stress once she got up there, and she enjoyed herself immensely, but heard some horror stories about other kids who had to scrap their entire schedule & start from scratch.
  • wis75wis75 Registered User Posts: 13,315 Senior Member
    Think about it- most UW students, present and future, don't bother asking questions here. Most of them navigate the UW website and get their answers (no, the reason is not just being unaware of this site). I xth the motion to do your homework and explore the UW website.
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