Hi,

I am Pravin, currently pursuing a Masters degree in Electronics Engineering Technology with a concentration in Electronics Systems Engg (The program promotes greater depth of understanding in electronics and its applications at a system level). This degree is different from the Electrical Engg program. I completed my Bachelors in Electrical Engg though, hence have a good grasp of the fundamentals. For my Masters, I wanted a program which was more industry oriented than research oriented.
I am about to graduate soon and I wanted some guidance in the kind of job opportunities that I would be suitable and can apply to. Since I have a Bachelors in the traditional Electrical Engg program and now a Masters in Technology, I am not sure where I would fit in. Also, I have not held a full time position as yet, other than a couple of internships. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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Pravin,

You are asking the preverbal questions, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” and “Where do I fit in?”
There are several things you need to do to set your course, you have built your foundation of a solid education in a field where you enjoy and understand the technical aspects. The first step is to decide what type of products and process interest to you and set those as a priority to start your career search, and then follow that path until you feel it is exhausted and then start looking at the next group of products or processes.

Nothing magical here, job titles won’t matter much at your starting point; look at the opportunity as the next stepping stone in the cycle. Once in an organization and a few years of actual work experience and interface with others, you will find your true calling and interest. If you take a position as a production engineer to start your career and perform well, there will certainly be doors open in the organization for you to move into design if you do not like the production role.

If your current company does not offer you the growth, or opportunity for change, you can always move on with your career; at least you will know more about what you would like to be doing and have a better understanding of the physical environments that takes place in an organization. Always remember, "That nothing is permanent except change itself”.

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