Hardware Engineering Fresh Out of College...
I'm a mechatronics engineering major, CS minor with 1 year of college left. My past internships are in the fields of machinery diagnostics, design validation, test engineering, QA & calibration.
I've just started looking for full-time opportunities, and to my surprise, there are very few companies that offer new grad hardware engineering jobs. Most descriptions say 3+ or 5+ years of XXX. It is perhaps because I am an international student and hence I've been looking at established companies with the ability to sponsor for my visa.
My questions are: Where should I be looking for hardware jobs for new grads? What should my expectations be going into full-time recruiting in 2-3 months? I would greatly appreciate any suggestions - since most of my friends are in SWE, my ignorance has been leading me to Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, when I know they are mostly software based.
Thanks everyone! It's because of you guys that it made our job search just a little bit less stressed :)