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Opportunities in Automobile Sector.

 
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This is more of a confession!!
I really enjoy programming in java. I find it fun and curious. And seriously, there's so much to learn and understand. But I must confess that my actual interests are in the automobile sector. Nothing turns me on like the sound of a v8 screaming by, or when I see a Ferrari. There's nothing i find more exhilarating than that. Programming is something i really enjoy doing. Yes, the first time i produced the "hello world" in the console was an AH-HA moment. But I really dont think this is what i should be doing.
I dont want to be stuck in the same cubicle for the next 30 or 40 year of my life. For those of you in the field, I only have huge respect for them. Also my uncle with 18 years of experience in the IT sector says that i should start looking for jobs that can offer me the best of both worlds. Now when i think of it, I really don't want to an ordinary guy stuck in an ordinary software company in India (on offense to our software industry) making software for some Car manufacturer's ECU. I love travelling, meeting clients, wear expensive suits. (okey okey lets not start on the suit). I can have all that in the software industry too. But i think its the automobile sector.
And this is something that might annoy many of you, and I mean to say this in the sweetest way possible. I would like to move on to the automobile sector even if means that I have to sacrifice java or programming. Yeah, I said it. I would really love to hear about opportunities the Automobile industry especially in the safety and design segments in the automobile sector. Are there any international Car manufacturers who accept interns for the same. Perhaps I should also ad that I think I know a little more about cars and motorcycles than I know in Java. And needless to say, I find learning about the "witchcraft under the hood" more amusing than the bits and bytes of java.
This is something (programming) I always wanted. But finally when you get what you wanted, you're not so sure anymore. Any advise is greatly appreciated.

Keeping it simple, Fields and Jobs in Automobile sector which has programming involved.
 
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Programming/office work isn't for everyone. I don't know that you will get good advice on the automobile sector here though as we are mostly programmers. Maybe find someone in your target sector and ask if you can ask some questions.
 
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I was hoping to find somebody who would have experience programming in the automobile field. Anyways, thanks for the input.
 
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Just wondering if you have done some research into why big auto (and other manufacturing/engineering) companies have shifted (or started new) manufacturing to countries like India, China, and Mexico while keeping the "design" centers in countries such as US, Germany, and UK?

On a lighter note, if nothing turns you on like the sound of a v8 screaming by, or when you see a Ferrari, you really want to be on the race track

I don't know but I can imagine the countless hours engineers must have spent in perfecting that sound and power of a ferrari engine...on a computer, sitting in a cube
 
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Paul Anilprem wrote:Just wondering if you have done some research into why big auto (and other manufacturing/engineering) companies have shifted (or started new) manufacturing to countries like India, China, and Mexico while keeping the "design" centers in countries such as US, Germany, and UK?



I can name a few reasons as to why the manufacturing centers are in India, China, Mexico and the designing jobs are still done in Developed countries. And i know that one does not become an automobile design engineer in a single day. I will have to work my way up (especially with the grades i have scored ) and i have also sent out more that a few applications and internship requests to almost all the companies there are in India. And yes, race track is a place i would very much love to be at. But not exactly on the track, but instead in the Crew. Sometimes even i wonder the effort and time they've put into making the cars and bikes that we see on the track.

Anyways, i will make sure my progress reaches you at regular intervals.. Keep an eye on the meaning less drive. ;)
 
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