"Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are."
November 21, 2008 2:12 AM   Subscribe

I'm currently looking for a job in the Vancouver or Victoria BC areas, and I'd like some suggestions on companies that do the kinds of things I'm looking for. I'm a Mechanical Engineering Technologist trained at BCIT, with all my post-grad work experience in manufacturing. I'm looking to move my career into a design focused job that has elements of Mechanical and Industrial design. Job classifieds have been pretty meagre, and I'd like to take a proactive approach instead of waiting for something great to come along.

I would love to work for a company that designs / makes / does :
- bicycles, automobiles, boats, aircraft, personal transportation
- heavy equipment like excavators, bulldozers, backhoes
- product design on a contractual basis
- toys, recreational equipment
- musical instruments (guitars, drums)
- medical equipment and/or instruments
- furniture

Any suggestions for companies that have design departments, and do any of the above ?
posted by pickingoutathermos to Work & Money (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Maybe not the advice you're after here, but since there haven't been any other takers yet: Go talk to someone at the Co-op ed office. That's what these people are trained to help you with, and they should be able to aid you as an alumni. If you are looking to move to the island, you might even consider contacting UVIC and see if you can get some help from their career counsellors. I know you aren't a student there, but also know first hand that a lot of the people who work at the colleges will aid you anyways. Give it a try, there's nothing to loose.
posted by tamarack at 6:55 PM on November 21, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks for the advice, I will give that a try.
posted by pickingoutathermos at 7:19 PM on November 25, 2008

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