Before I graduate I hope to learn more about the different technologies that can be used to manufacture products as well as more experience with electronics. I have experience with wood working and I’m learning a lot about machining through senior design, but I would like to learn more about 3D printing and laser cutting. My projects in the past never needed 3D printing or laser cutting but I’ve always been interested in them. I also want to gain more experience with Arduino and more specifically controlling LEDs with an Arduino. Over the years I’ve seen and had ideas for cool LED projects but I haven’t had the time to build them. I will try to incorporate these into my final project for this class.
There are a few things that I want and don’t want in my first job, but I understand that my first job probably won’t be that great as it will be entry level. I think I want to work for a smaller company, maybe a startup as I like the more casual, creative atmosphere. Larger companies don’t interest me as much as I would be just another worker bee and I feel like I wouldn’t be contributing much to the company as a whole.
I’m interested in maybe starting my own company at some point so I would say my dream job would be running a small business or company. My dream engineering job would be working for a small product realization company or making medical devices. I’m looking for a job where I can work in a team designing and building new products that will in turn help people. I would like to work for a company that makes products for the developing world because it helps people and also presents an interesting design challenge; to make products that are robust, function, and very affordable.