Answered by Rachel, Hiring Expert at Eaton, on Friday, June 6, 2014
In addition to the great advice offered by John & Kellie, I would also suggest that your son make sure that he is attending all of the engineering career fairs that are sponsored by his school, academic Greek Life organizations, and or any professional societies that he is a part of already. He can get connected into these events by working with his Engineering Career Services department as well as contacting the Professional Development Chairs for each of those types of student organizations. If he is not a part of some type of Engineering Society that has a Biomedical component he needs to join one at the local, regional, and/or national level. The name of the game is “networking” and your son is going to have to lay down solid groundwork in order to build the contacts that he will need in the biomedical industry. If there are specific companies that your son is interested in he should do some research and see if there are developmental programs that target university talent that he can get in involved with to provide him with valuable contacts as well as insight into other possibilities that he may not have thought of before now. The most important thing for him, is that he is going to have to get out there, be proactive, and network, network, network.