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Smith, Robert (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Vol. 70, No. 4 (January 1966)

Bottom of the barrel,   pp. 44 ff.


Page 44


Kodak
wants two kinds of mechanical engineers:
to reach manager's status
* College grade-point average on the high side in
technical subjects
Secretly admitted to self at certain point in Undergradtlate career
that the scholar's way of life is for other people hut 'sinart elloigh
to hlaie kept secret froms the professors who orle, ifter oil, scholars.
Diploma in, secret out.
* Seeks prosperous, highly diversified employer
Competitive personality who wants to play on a strong, long-
lasting team in the big leagues.
* Unafraid of choices and changes
With a mechanical engineering background, we might find him
adept at keeping a troupe of welders happy on a new petro-
chemical project, or designing a new type of machine for the
lithographic industry, or organizing a small laser-manufacturing
department, or operating a large magnetic tape plant, or profit-
ably piloting one of the world's major industrial corporations.
2. able to hold a manager's job in time but sure he
wouldn't like it
* College grade-point average on the high side in
technical subjects
Why not'? The subjects were intrinsically interesting, and most
of the professors proved to have a clear understanding of them.
. Seeks prosperous, highly diversified employer
To practice modern mechanical engineering-this is not 1936-
one needs scope, contacts, and resources.
* Unafraid of choices and changes
With a mechanical engineering background, he might choose te
take a high leap over the interdisciplinary wall into solid state
physics, pull some excessively generalized equations out of a
journal that others on the circulation list quickly glance at and
pass along. Six months later he may have a new composition of
matter on board a ship bucking the solar wind to Mars.
What is said here about mechanical engineers is equally applicable to chemical
engineers and electrical engineers. Our expansion rate now demands technical
people who, at the one extreme, are still fresh from the classroom with its
benefits and, at the other, have had ten years of practice in their professions
and
are now ready to select a lifetime employer. We offer a choice of three communi-
ties: Rochester, N. Y., Kingsport, Tenn., and Longview, Tex. We earnestly
solicit serious and honest self-descriptions addressed to:
                   EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Business and Technical Personnel Department/Rochester, N. Y. 14650
                            An equal-opportunity employer.
1. burning with ambition
as soon as possible


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