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Created On: 27 February 2012 12:09 PM
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 27 February 2012 12:09 PM
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Linspire

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Hi,

I have applied electrical engineering post recently (fresh graduate position).
I have received order that I need prepare a presentation in coming interview.

The presentation topic is open.

I would like seek some advices from you all, engineers outside there.
What's good topic for me present ?
Can I speak of topic of "Myself" ?


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Linspire
 27 February 2012 01:10 PM
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eswnl

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Final year project?
A Famous invention?

You say there is no restriction on what you can present. Makes it a bit difficult what to suggest really. First you decide what audience you have. If you're presenting to HR, maybe the subject has to be nontechnical, otherwise they will become bored. If its to engineers, then technical would be okay. Perhaps something related to the company.

I think talking about yourself may sound a bit narcissistic. I suppose whatever you decide, it has to be easily researchable.
 27 February 2012 01:49 PM
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Linspire

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How about you eswni ?

I'm thinking of present my final year project.
Should I add some necessary points which important to be a engineer ?


Regards
Linspire

Edited: 27 February 2012 at 02:17 PM by Linspire
 27 February 2012 04:24 PM
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eswnl

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Originally posted by: Linspire

How about you eswni ?



I'm thinking of present my final year project.

Should I add some necessary points which important to be a engineer ?





Regards

Linspire


I did a presentation on my MSc project. 10 minutes long using Powerpoint. What I found useful was to say what I learned, other than the technical part. I put on my last slide bullet points about keeping to deadlines, organising my time and making use of available resources. It adds a real punch at the end of the presentation.
 27 February 2012 07:46 PM
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amillar

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Having sat through some very boring interview presentations my advice would be:

Using your final year project is excellent, because then you can talk about what really happened rather than just what you have read. For this reason DON'T talk about important skills as an engineer - you will almost certainly sound like someone who is reading from a book, and it is unlikely to be very original. What you want to show is:
You understand what went well in your project and why,
You understand what went badly, and why, and you can suggest what you would do differently next time
You understand the relevance of your project to the wider world of engineering, i.e. which bit were realistic, which bits were not, and which bits will be of real use in your career.

Good luck

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 27 February 2012 11:39 PM
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Linspire

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Ok, I will do it as eswni suggested.

Amillar, I think eswni sugggested ideas isnt that bad at all.


By the way, my final year project done by two students,my partner and myself.
Should I explain everything ? Please reply asap


Regards,
Linspire

Edited: 28 February 2012 at 11:14 AM by Linspire
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