What do industry employers see in the final year project of a fresh mechanical engineering graduate?
And how much importance final year project holds in applying for a job?
For example if I have made a final year project in field of heat transfer, does that really give me an edge over a student who has made project in some other field when applying for a job in lets say heat exchanger industry? Do employers really notice final year projects in our CV?
And I have heard that totally researched based projects like analysis of a system using softwares etc. are good when you are willing to apply for a masters degree later but bad for getting into an industry. I have heard that industry likes projects of a more practical nature? Is this true? And what is exactly projects of practical nature? Any examples?