Question for mechanical engineers


Elite Member
Dec 5, 1999
I go to the University of Illinois, which is a pretty decent mechanical engineering school. It doesn't seem like we're learning much material in class that would be applicable to an actual engineering job. Is this standard? Once I graduate and get a full-time job will the employer be expecting to have to train me on everything related to their specific industry? Right now I would just feel lost if I got tossed into a real job.