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 Post subject: Jumping to employment
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:47 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:05 am
Posts: 8
I am a 6th semester EE student.

Is it possbile to learn All RF designing on my own do some realprojects on my won (with no guidence or under a professor) and then apply for RF design jobs that demands independent dedigner that need little guidence?

 Post subject: Re: Jumping to employment
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:48 am 

Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 7:37 am
Posts: 7
Hi asim569,

I'd say that for doing RF design work in today's commercial product (or MIL) environment that you can't get to an acceptable level of proficiency on your own. There are too many "gotcha" scenarios, and the test equipement needed to test and verify designs is too expensive for the vast majority of people.

It's going to be hard to break into the RF business with this worldwide recession and lower demand for products, but be persistent. There are a lot of field service jobs available for wireless operators, so that is a good place to get some experience.

If you can afford it I'd recommend staying in school for a graduate degree, even PhD if you acn afford it. By the time you graduate from that, the market will probably be better.

Good luck.

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