Tips for an Industrial Engineering MS looking for a job?
September 4, 2014 11:29 AM Subscribe
My wife graduated from Northeastern University with an MS in Industrial Engineering earlier this year. She's had some difficulty finding employment relevant to her educational experience. How can I best help her in this?
posted by Earl the Polliwog to Work & Money (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
She is a Chinese citizen and a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker, but is fluent in English and has a US green card. She had a short internship in a factory in Shanghai, where they worked 12 hours a day 6 days a week. She did well, but she didn't think she could handle that kind of work environment for such long periods. Project management sounded more up her alley, so she took and passed the CAPM test.
A few months of job hunting later, she's getting discouraged. She's sent out resumes for a variety of positions, but has gotten few interviews. Other than just being supportive, is there anything I could do or suggest to help her find something? We're in the Boston area, but are willing to consider other locations if necessary.