Hey, engineering student. Thanks for coming to talk to me at your school’s career fair.
Want to impress me, and work with me at my shiny big tech company? Of course you do!
Being good at your discipline is the easiest way to get noticed.
That’s a lousy platitude to spit out first thing, but it’s true. The good ones have taken what they’ve learned, and internalized it. Typically, they go one step farther. They don’t stop at what they’re fed in class. They take the stuff they learn in class and apply it. As a result – they learn outside of class. That’s a bitchin’ signal to send to a prospective employer.
How do you show that? Project work.