/ Asked by Sandipan
Hi, I am a MS student at University of Delaware in Mechanical Engineering. I will be graduating in June 2016. I am looking for employment opportunities in the US, and would like to know, how to search for companies that have available positions for my skill-set. For example, how can I find companies that hire  Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) guys?
Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Friday, February 12, 2016
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! My first recommendation would be to utilize the Career Services office at University of Delaware. They should be able to provide you with the tools and resources that you are looking for in conducting your search for roles in Computational Fluid Dynamics. What you will want to do is determine if you are open to location or if you want to focus on one area and then if there are any other criteria you want to use in your search. For example, do you want to work for a certain sized organization, or specific industry? By narrowing in your search criteria, you will be able to see what opportunities match up. Good luck!
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Great question and congrats on your pending graduation! With such a specific degree focus you may need to dig a little more, but the awesome news is there are some easy places to start. The fastest is going to be your standard internet search. When I type in "Computational Fluid Dynamics jobs" there's no shortage of results, and even job sites dedicated to careers in those fields. Next, check with your Career Services center and find out what they know. Career Services is approached all the time by companies looking to get their jobs in front of students, and not to mention they're there to help students with career information. You may find your school has more connections in this field than you realized. Lastly - network, network, network. Attend career fairs hosted by your school, talk to professors, and seek out peers and mentors on social sites like LinkedIn to find out what they know. Most likely, you'll find several good leads that will help you identify the players in that space and you'll expand your professional network at the same time. Who knows? You might bump into just the right person that knows of the perfect entry-level opportunity. All the best in your search!
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, February 26, 2016
It can be difficult to identify those companies with positions that match a specific skills set like this, but fortunately, there are many tools that can help you.  The first thing that you should look to do is to build your network.  Go out to LinkedIn and create a profile, being sure to list the skills that you mention above.  First, LinkedIn has the capability of helping you to identify others on the site with a similar background as you.  Also, you can use LinkedIn to search for people with the skills that you have.  From this, you can identify which companies typically hire such individuals.  I would also recommend using the web site Glassdoor.com.  This site is not a networking tool, but rather a place to research companies.  This too can help you identify those companies that you should target.  Lastly, simply do a Google search on Computational Fluid Dynamics and see what comes up.  This too will help to point you in the right direction.
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