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While I would really have loved the title to be a pun on signal processing, I have to admit that today’s post is not about that esteemed branch of electrical engineering.  Instead, I’m going to talk about mixed messages I’ve been receiving. I had some colleagues from our university career center come and speak to students last week about the services they offer.  Recently, the career center held a job fair, and one of the speakers said that many of the companies asked her where all the electrical engineers were.  Apparently, the midwest has really had some serious job growth since the economic downturn in 2008, and there just aren’t enough students for internships and maybe even jobs. While I appreciate that being the perspective from a career counselor, I spent a bit of time looking over the engineering entry in the occupational outlook handbook compiled by the Bureau of Labor…

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