The Engineering Life--Around the Web
An aspiring engineer learns a lot in school, but a lot more must be learned on the job. Much has been written about how that first job teaches you to work as part of a design team, as well as with different groups with a legitimate interest in the product (procurement, QA, and even marketing). We each recall different lessons from that first real engineering experience, in addition to becoming a better designer.
A friend and I shared some of the standout points about these lessons. They made the difference between being an engineer who merely knows the principles (and has built some actual projects) and an engineer who has been involved in product design, debug, and release to manufacturing.
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