Date: June 11, 2018 01:01PM
Just to follow up on this topic I posted a couple of weeks ago...
(backstory)[ My nephew graduated from BYU-I with an mechanical engineering degree last winter and he still has not been able to find a job 6 months later. This leads to the question "is an engineering degree from BYU-I worth anything?"]
I read all of the wonderful advice I got from posting this the first time and I talked to my brother (the grad's dad) about some possible remedies for this situation. I have found out the following:
= My nephew graduated near the top of his class with a 3.8 GPA.
= He has had several interviews that led nowhere
- He has put approximately 50 resumes out there
- He is not looking to stay local
- He does NOT have any mechanical hobbies like fixing cars. It should be noted here that he is seeking a job in aerospace and my brother DOES HAVE a dilapidated aircraft that he could be working on. I think it is a Piper Arrow. When I asked my brother about it he said that fixing it requires an A/P licence and my nephew doesn't want to get one. Hmmm...
I did point out that the act of fixing the airplane would show his potential employers his passion for aviation.
- He has no interest in joining the military. I suspect he is too overweight and doesn't want to do anything about it.
One final note - He is a member of the ASME and is scheduled to take the certification exam next month.
I don't really know my nephew that well. We have probably spent a couple days over our whole lifetime together. I suspect he is a bit arrogant and entitled (TBM/RM after all). Perhaps being a mechanic is beneath him. That could be a big turn-off. I'm not sure he is that socialized since he was home-schooled (up until college) his entire life by his TBM mom. IMO he probably does not interview well. - So there's that. I will let you all know when/if he gets hired as soon as I find out.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/2018 01:03PM by praydude.