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What should you look for in your first engineering job? How do you bridge high school, college, internships, and then finally full-time work? Is college worth it for the tech industry? Engineer and developer Omar Leyva gives advice on all this and more, speaking as an Android developer and computer engineer at Tile, a consumer electronics company in San Mateo, California. He also describes how his very first experience programming was C++ in college, how being a son of immigrants affected his views on college, and why people and company culture are so important for evaluating a job. Related to this episode: • Tile and its app: https://www.thetileapp.com/en-us/ • Electrical Engineering department at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles): https://www.ee.ucla.edu/ • Cisco, networking technology company: https://www.cisco.com/ • Sandisk, computer technology company: https://www.sandisk.com/ • Netapp, data services company: https://www.netapp.com • IEEE (“I Triple E”), professional society for electrical engineering: https://www.ieee.org/ • Center for Excellence in Engineering Diversity at UCLA: https://www.ceed.ucla.edu/ Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs, or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee: https://ko-fi.com/pioslabs. Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.

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