Purpose

I am a lesbian going into Mechanical Engineering. This blog is meant to do two things: a.) relieve the stress on myself from being closeted, and b.) to let people know that there are members of the LGBT community in engineering fields.

If you want to contact me, you can send an email to lgbt.engineer@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Job, First Office Job

       I started my first engineering job a few weeks ago. It's weird going from retail/physical labor jobs to an office. The main difference is that I got used to being one of the smartest people in retail, and now I realize that I know nothing at all at this new position. I've been told that I've been hired for my potential, but I still feel stupid asking beginner questions.
      I learned that it is networking that gets people hired. It wasn't until I started going to professional engineer organizations and talking with people there that I started having more luck. Informational interviews can lead to job offers. Online applications are the worst. For those of you having a tough time finding a job reach out and ask for help.