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Post subject: internship /co-op ? Posted: Tue Aug 17,
2004 11:21 pm
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:45
Hello fellow RF Engineers,
I need your advice
on one matter... I am a EE graduate student of Auburn University and
am specializing in Analog / Mixed Signal circuits... Currently I am
an intern at a small company in Atlanta... Most of the circuit related
work done in this company is at the macro level whereas I am interested
in doing stuff at the micro level.
I am currently seeking an
internship/co-op in analog/mixed signal circuit design. Despite having
an excellent academic background (GPA is 4.00/4.00) and experience in
industry standard Cadence Virtuoso Analog Design Environment and PSPICE
A/D, I haven't been very successful in getting an offer.
like to have your advice on this matter... I am really not very particular
about the compensation the company provides as experience is more important
to me. I have applied to all major semi-conductor companies but didnt
get any reply... Is it because I am not from a top 20 EE school?
Ok...Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:23 am
First of all change your attitude.
Yeah, you have good grades.
But, are you done your courswork
Take whatever everyone is doing in their course work and projects
and pick things and projects that are 2-3X harder than what everyone
else does, even if your GPA suffers.
That shows guts, determination
Try it, you might like it.
2 Cents Worth
Post subject: Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:55 am
I really don't detect an "attitude" by the guy. It sounds to me
like he's willing to do what it takes to get what he's after. He did
say he's willing to sacrifice pay for experience.
The main problem
he will face is that IC companies, possibly to their own eventual demise,
are hiring almost exclusively experienced IC designers. Design cycles
are expensive, and most can't or won't suffer the expense of training
He just needs to keep beating the bushes, and eventually
he'll find an opportunity, especially with excellent grades.
Post subject: small is betterPosted: Thu Aug
19, 2004 12:28 am
why don't u try small companies ?
you have to work at large companies ?
most of the interesting
work is at small companies
for a list
of small semi companies and apply !
Post subject: JobPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:09 pm
through an EE BS. I have seen how scandales 4.0 students get. I have
always taken the the most difficult professors with the hardest coursework
even though my gpa sometimes suffered. I knew that the "real" life wasn't
going to be easy so I needed to prepare my attitude for failures and
distasters. It worked. I am working for a small analog rf design company
and I am constantly given a broad range of challenges. I would suggest
you begin looking at your school to see what difficult graduate (or
undergraduate) classes are realistic and difficult. If not, you'll never
be tough enough for the industry.