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Old 09-24-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
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Big city dreamer, 21, male, mechanical engineer junior here. I have always envisioned myself to grow up and be the “Sheep in the BIG City”. I love big cities, lots of people, diversity, rapid transit, skylines, nightlife, international tourists, and everything else that these amazing conglomerations have to offer.

However, from what I have come to realize is that there are very limited number of engineering jobs in big city downtowns (which is where I want to work), and most of the engineering takes place outside in the suburbs where I have no intentions of living until I have a family.
But I know there’s some number of jobs in that Megapolis Downtown, however few they might be. I am very ambitious, and have already had 4 internships, and will graduate with 6, super active on LinkedIn, but am just not able to find my niche in that city life.
Any advice for what are my best bets in the following cities, and what companies/agencies to lookout for (ex: MTA in NYC)?

Ideal cities in order: NYC (y’all guessed this didn’t you?!), Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Miami, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston

Not accepting vouches for the following boom towns: Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Antonio, Phoenix, The South in general (no offense, I am just not a fan of hot weather and enjoy liberalism)

Do the following international cities have easily available internships for American engineering students: London, Australian Cities, Paris, Vancouver, Toronto, Amsterdam etc. ?

Again, I have done a lot of research of my own, I just don’t have a family member who can answer this for me, so I welcome your input.
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