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    Posted: 10 May 2013 at 7:26pm
...to graduate!

Graduating from Purdue University with a B.S. in Physics and a minor in math and astronomy.

Still looking for a job. I'll take any advice/leads/positions that you can give me.

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Advice?  Don't graduate.


In all seriousness congrats!  Throw out as many resumes as possible.


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I could do with an assistant. I had a guy in mind already but seeing s we're "friends" I could have a look at your CV.

"Resume" is a horrible word, it's up there with "meal"

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There are plenty of STEM jobs out there, but are you willing to work for the same wages as those with visas.
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As of now, I'll basically take anything in the field to just get started. Once I have some experience, I can move onto other things.

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Robo, I'll tell you my story, not to dissuade or disillude you, but to let you know what you MIGHT be in for.

I returned to the US in 2011 from abroad and hadn't been working even remotely near to my field until 3 months ago. I had been doing freelance photography, working with a friend at his vinyl sign shop, and as a gift wrapper and stock **edited** in a retail chain.

My technical background involves 8 years in both research and manufacturing mechanical engineering. Everyone wanted to tell me that STEM was going strong but I found that to be a complete lie in three different locations, Washington D.C., New Jersey, and New York City.

Granted, physics isn't mechanical engineering or even general engineering, but they are both highly technical fields. You might have a better shot right now, as every government and private company is looking to hire cheaper and newer labor, and you don't carry the stigma of being "over qualified" for entry positions.

TL:DR - Don't be ashamed to pick up any job that you can find, as every job is an opportunity to make money and make connections. Don't be afraid to take a position that doesn't fit every single hope and criteria you have.
Which falls faster, a lead ball or your IQ after reading some of these posts?

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Congrats!
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