Background: I am working in the electronics design department of a German power tool manufacturer for roughly a year now after graduating with a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering in late 2019.
I am not really pleased with the quality of my bachelor studies, because I feel like I am missing quite a lot of basics and am not able to build further knowledge upon the ones I have. This is really depressing to me.
To overcome this, I currently study a lot in my free time in the fields which I am coming across at work. Unfortunately though, I am not feeling a significant gain in understanding and increase in knowledge, which I am tracing back to my rather shaky fundamentals.
Apart from my free time, I try to implement the following techniques at work to improve:
- Ask a lot of questions to the senior engineers
- Dig deep into schematics and research online about their functionality if I do not understand them
Question: What best practices of learning on the Job and studying in freetime can a young professional follow, to increase knowledge and ability to learn new topics/strengthen basics?