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Post subject: Future for RF engineers Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:17 pm


Joined: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:21 am

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Hello guys,

I am a new member to this forum. After reading so many stories from succesfull and unsccesfull people, i think i found a right place to ask for a good suggestion.

I am going to graduate next month from DTU (Technical University of Denmark). I did my specialization in RF and Microwave circuits, and did my project on MMIC Mixer design for CW radar at 10GHz.

I am willing to work either in USA or Europe in the RF field. I am interested in either Board level or IC design. I would like to know the job opportunities in this field and the approach for applying the companies.

I have also got an offer to work in IT field in USA but, owing to my interest in RF, i am considering to take RF as my career. Is it a good idea to denounce my first offer from IT field ?

One more important thing, How the EU degrees are rated in USA ? Do they consider these MSC degrees from EU as equivalent to USA degrees when applied for a job ? or they dont prefer ?

Thanks in advance,

Unexperienced Hardware Engineer (Waiting curiously)



Post subject: Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:57 am

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Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:02 pm

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Location: Germany

Hello knreddy,

I can only tell you that the chances for beginners today are very hard. Most of the companies required at least 2 years of experiences. What could help you as a beginner is if you have high grades.

Concerning degrees I assume that you have a MSc degree, this will be equivalent to the MSEE degree in USA. Does DTU provide practicum semster/s during the studies (Like in Germany or Switzerland)? If yes this will increase your chances to find employment even as a beginner since you have some practical experience, even if limited.

Good luck!!


Best regards,

- IR



Post subject: Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:23 pm


Joined: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:21 am

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Dear Mr. IR,

Thank you for your suggestion after long waiting. Unfortunately DTU has no practicum semesters. But, I am doing my Master Thesis in collaboration with a company in Denmark (www.wiebel.dk). I hope this will help me to some extent in getting calls for the interview.

Thanking you once again,


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