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Old 03-06-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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Hello everyone!

I will be graduating from Texas Tech with a BSME (Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering) in about two years. I have a high GPA (over 3.9) and I'll have some internship experience (probably in Texas for an energy company) by the time I finish. Are there any working engineers out there that can give me the scoop on jobs? I've read on this site that everyone and their moms want to live in Colorado so jobs are scarce. Is that the same for engineering positions?

I don't care what area of Colorado I live in as long as I can get to the mountains on the weekends for some fun. I'm all about skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, and rock climbing. Also, I'm fine with working for less to be in Colorado. I do have an aunt in the Boulder area and a grandparent in the Colorado Springs area so it would be nice to live near them. In short, I'm willing to make a lot of sacrifices to live in this state.

I guess I'm looking for advice from the engineers on how to make this happen. What should I start doing now to prepare myself to land an engineering position in Colorado? I've considered getting a graduate degree at CU but that's a last resort. I'd prefer to start working when I get my BSME.

All advice is appreciated. Thank you for reading.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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There are a number of energy companies with offices in Denver. There is a lot of natural gas production in NW Colorado, as well.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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You school probably has a job fair and other resources to help you get a job in your field of study. I would encourage you to use that resource. You may be able to get an internship as well. If you have credit problems, or would fail a drug test or background check for prior misdemeanor or felony charges, do what you can to get those cleaned up or minimized as many/most employers now run complete background checks.
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