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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:34 am 
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what kind of degree would give me the best bet in terms of getting a job at either Intel or amd? i would like to work in the fab making the cpu's, or possible playing part in designing them. im thinking an electrical engineering and/or a computer science degree would be a good start, but beyond that i really have no clue :?


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I looked into this a while back and here's what you need just to score an internship over at AMD.

Masters in Electrical Engineering
Some experience in embedded programming

Probably get bonus points if you're a PE in whichever state they're located in. Security Clearance is also a plus to have.


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That is a HUGE company, obviously, and they hire degrees in just about every feild of engineering. Electrical engineering is one of the top degrees for a company like that as you can imagine. Chemical and Industrial is big also.

A friend of mine who is working on a doctorate in chemical engineering has an opportunity to work there also. Industrial engineering is also a degree they seek because of the manufacturing process there. The industrial engineers that I have talked to (there building is located next to mine on campus) tell me though their degree is VERY non-specific. You basically learn to engineer processes and people.

Check here and be sure to check out the "Where do I fit" link to give you some ideas. My degree is also in elec. eng., I was, (and still am considering) a job like that, but I am more into the large power field. The idea behind the processor design is cool, but you have to understand a lot of the actual designers will have Masters or a PhD. The conceptual design of processors would be awesome though!


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thanks for the info guys :) would a military secrete clearance be acceptable? i figure if i put my packet in for it when i get back from iraq, ill have it before i get out of the army in september 08


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simple_inhibition wrote:
would a military secrete clearance be acceptable?


Only if you can spell it correctly :D


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lol i need a secret not a secrete clearance :-P dont think they would appreciate me secreting all over the place in the fabs :roll:


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