It is possible to study for several years without knowing a lot about what you will actually work with in the future. It is often about beginning to do your own research about the profession and what companies might suit you. Here are some suggestions on how you can get started.
How do I find out more about the professional role of an engineer?
- Begin by choosing 3-5 companies that you are curious about and reading up on them on their websites, etc. Think about what it is that you want to know more about and what is unclear and continue seeking answers to these questions.
- Read the companies’ job ads. They often provide a good picture of what one can work with and what the companies need in terms of competence. Find ads on the companies’ websites.
- Think about whether you know an engineer and ask for an interview.
- Already join the alumni network during your studies. You can then get in touch with alumni who are out in working life and participate in lectures and events where you meet alumni.