[SBE] Career advice needed
russ at russvanderhorst.info
Wed Sep 23 09:09:47 EDT 2009
Thanks for the information.it will be several weeks before I can drive after
the surgery (which is November 11th) so "shadowing" might be something I
want to get working on now.
From: sbe-bounces at sbe.org [mailto:sbe-bounces at sbe.org] On Behalf Of Kent
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 8:46 AM
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Subject: Re: [SBE] Career advice needed
Good for you for asking these questions! Keep asking!
I might have an older version of the NAB Engineering Handbook I can give to
you. Heck physics are physics. Where are you located?
IMHO rubbing elbows with as many engineers as possible is always good. Ask
the local engineers if you can "ride shotgun" or look over their shoulders
while they work for a day. Heck they may like the company. Dont be
bashful. Whats the worst they could say? No, thats the worst... move onto
someone else if they say no, but DONT give up.
Read as many trades as you can - on line or print.
I also visit a web site http://www.broadcastengineering.info which is an
engineering discussion forum.
Chairman SBE Chapter 93 - Raleigh, NC
On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 8:28 AM, Russ VanderHorst
<russ at russvanderhorst.info> wrote:
Good Morning All,
I am in need of some career advice. My name is Russ Vander Horst, and I was
the recipient of the SBE Greenberg scholarship for 2009.
Because of any accident, my right shoulder rotator cuff was damaged and
required surgical repair back in March of this year. Healing is progressing,
but it will probably be another couple of months before my shoulder is back
to normal. After an appointment with my orthopedist, he believes it is in my
best interest to have surgery on my left shoulder as well, which will side
line me for another few months.
I am enrolled in World College working on my B.E.E.T., specializing in
broadcast engineering, and am doing very well with it; however I am a
believer that you can only learn so much from a book. I "need to get my
hands dirty" and do an internship, but this is not going to be able to be
done for at least another 6 months.
I would love to read the broadcast engineers handbook, but right now just
can't afford it.Also I have been downloading the FCC rules concerning TV,
and should have this done in the next couple of days, which I figure will at
least help me understand the guidelines I will eventually be working under.
What I am curious about is what other aspiring broadcast technicians would
do in my situation to promote their learning while unable to do an
internship (which I would do unpaid of course). Are there web sites that I
can review? Does anyone have a copy of the broadcast engineer's reference
book they would be willing to part with for a reasonable sum? Etc.
Any advice that anyone is willing to give would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance J
Russ Vander Horst , CBT
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