Getting a degree has been a lifelong dream for many people and most will have an idea of what they want to do with it once they graduate. However, those ideas often change throughout your education journey and sometimes you end up with a degree with few job ideas or leads once you graduate. The trick is to think outside of the box a little and wonder what types of opportunities there are to either find a novel career in your field or to create one.
Go into Package Design and Testing
With more of the world’s commerce happening online, items need to be shipped all over the globe and comply with the standards of different governing bodies as well as product safety. Engineers can help design and test packages to meet a number of these standards as well as anticipate future ones. Most packages go through a competent authority approval process and you can take additional courses to get the needed certifications and become that authority.
Go Save the World
More and more engineers are getting into industries focused on changing towards greener practices. You can take your knowledge and degree into almost any industry and work on ways to reduce carbon footprints, reach sustainability goals and much more. You can even take your ideas an make your own company devoted to using green technology in different industries, countries or applications and save the world for future generations to enjoy.
It is becoming more and more common for you to find careers requiring engineering degrees in industries and companies not centered around engineering. You can design and test packaging, innovate new green technology and much more with your degree while working for a variety of companies from non-profits to mega-corporations. You can even start your own business making and selling innovative technology around the world.