I am approaching the end of my studies and soon will have master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Computer Engineering (Germany).
I am currently thinking about my degree in EE as just a mix of certain skills, especially learning how to learn and the hacking and tinkering mindset. Of course, I have a lot of very valuable knowledge in certain narrow aspects, but my general abilities to tackle and solve problems, is my biggest strength, especially considering my interdisciplinary background (extracurricular activity, research activities, interests). However, I am having a hard time making this transition. My university, my environment and my biases are build to push me into the typical EE domain where I would start my career at one of the top German Engineering companies. Still, I don’t see myself there and am trying to make the shift. I’m inspired by many physicists, who are often hired, not for their knowledge in certain topics of physics, but more for their ability to tackle and analyse problems.
The typical software and hardware development is definitely in my interest, but I’m looking for a big social component. I have wide range, and see myself as a generalist.
What are existing roles where I might be a good fit? Do I end up in more general positions anyways during the progress of my career?
I’m in general looking for advice of good positions and your experience, considering my strength in management and interdisciplinary skills. Nevertheless where a background in a STEM field might give me an edge.