Defining Terms

Career Fair

Today there was a University of Michigan Engineering Career Fair on campus. The students turned out in well-dressed droves, and the man also made a very strong showing. From Microsoft to 3M, from Lockheed Martin to the CIA, it seemed as if all of the huge, high profile companies were there. But where were the smaller companies, the not for profit organizations, anyone at all except the money-making machines? They were not to be found. Granted, those types of organizations don’t need engineers en masse, but what if I don’t want to develop software for SUVs or PDAs? Aren’t there careers out there like that, too?