Don’t know what to do with my life

Graduated EE from UT Austin. Worked 3 years in the power industry before quitting and moving to LA two months ago, hoping to look for a job here and start a new life here.

So far, no luck. And all this time has made me continually wondering (even though I started long ago) what to do with my life. I have no idea at all what direction to go to. No idea if I want to get an engineering job (and in what field), whether to go back to school for an advanced degree, whether to stay in engineering at all…

Who else is in this position?
How about becoming a lawyer, the pay is good, you’ll have a good educational background, and the amount of crime ensures you a steady job.

Graduated EE from UT Austin. Worked 3 years in the power industry before quitting and moving to LA two months ago, hoping to look for a job here and start a new life here.

So far, no luck. And all this time has made me continually wondering (even though I started long ago) what to do with my life. I have no idea at all what direction to go to. No idea if I want to get an engineering job (and in what field), whether to go back to school for an advanced degree, whether to stay in engineering at all…

Who else is in this position?

I graduated EE as well in power emphasis. You know the AE/consulting industry is a great field looking for young engineers. Do you have your EIT or PE?

Remember, majority of this country doesn’t have a college education. You are an EE, which is a difficult degree to earn.

FE –> work —> PE
I’d move to somewhere other than LA Expensive cities seem like more of a waste especially when you’re trying to get things (re?)started.

you need your degree, EIT, and 2 years of experience for your PE.

I don’t know about being a criminal lawyer.

I thought about becoming an IP lawyer but don’t know if I wanna do that either. It’s just that a lot of EE holders continue to law to do IP.

not to mention letters of recommendation from several other PEs as well right?

I failed my FE exam, got a 68. In my defense, I didn’t study for it and only took it after a year working. Didn’t want to take it after that. Just no motivation or reason to do it (not required)
Graduated EE from UT Austin. Worked 3 years in the power industry before quitting and moving to LA two months ago, hoping to look for a job here and start a new life here.

So far, no luck. And all this time has made me continually wondering (even though I started long ago) what to do with my life. I have no idea at all what direction to go to. No idea if I want to get an engineering job (and in what field), whether to go back to school for an advanced degree, whether to stay in engineering at all…

Who else is in this position?
How about becoming a lawyer, the pay is good, you’ll have a good educational background, and the amount of crime ensures you a steady job.

Graduated EE from UT Austin. Worked 3 years in the power industry before quitting and moving to LA two months ago, hoping to look for a job here and start a new life here.

So far, no luck. And all this time has made me continually wondering (even though I started long ago) what to do with my life. I have no idea at all what direction to go to. No idea if I want to get an engineering job (and in what field), whether to go back to school for an advanced degree, whether to stay in engineering at all…

Who else is in this position?

I graduated EE as well in power emphasis. You know the AE/consulting industry is a great field looking for young engineers. Do you have your EIT or PE?

Remember, majority of this country doesn’t have a college education. You are an EE, which is a difficult degree to earn.

FE –> work —> PE
I’d move to somewhere other than LA Expensive cities seem like more of a waste especially when you’re trying to get things (re?)started.

you need your degree, EIT, and 2 years of experience for your PE.

I don’t know about being a criminal lawyer.

I thought about becoming an IP lawyer but don’t know if I wanna do that either. It’s just that a lot of EE holders continue to law to do IP.

not to mention letters of recommendation from several other PEs as well right?

I failed my FE exam, got a 68. In my defense, I didn’t study for it and only took it after a year working. Didn’t want to take it after that. Just no motivation or reason to do it (not required)

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