Want to start a career in engineering? Pathrise has launched a new track in Civil, Mechanical and Other Engineering. While we had previously focused on just a handful of emerging tech roles like software engineering, we had to turn away many qualified job-seekers looking to break into other types of engineering.
Engineering is perhaps the most reliably in-demand profession in history—society always needs engineers to design and create. In terms of salary, engineering majors rank only slightly behind computer and information sciences majors, with a starting salary of $71,000 in 2021. The average salary is $91,000! Considering engineering’s high salaries and high impact, we can’t wait to help people break into this rewarding field.
Rather than a course on engineering, we offer expert mentoring and technical interview prep that guarantees fellows a job. We don’t teach people engineering skills from scratch–We help people land their dream job in engineering via practical training and accountability. Along the way fellows attend workshops on specific skills to fill in any gaps in their engineering knowledge.
Expert mentors will work 1-on-1 with fellows to optimize their resumes, perfect their online profiles, source opportunities, and network as effectively as possible. Fellows participate in intense mock interview sessions and meet for weekly reflections to improve after real interviews. We even offer a behavioral matrix that teaches fellows to nail elevator pitches and draft answers to questions that we predict with data.
What about portfolio presentations? Mentors show fellows exactly who looks at their portfolios, when, and why–then they work with fellows to optimize every piece of content in the portfolio. Fellows then master presentations by learning several different types of evaluations engineering teams utilize in the interview processes. Not only will fellows know what interviewers are looking for, but they’ll learn exactly how to best communicate their solutions and portfolio projects in order to check all the right boxes. Interviewers’ jaws drop when our fellows seem to know what the company is looking for better than the interviewers!
The program is completely online and flexible. Fellows put in about 10 hours of work per week, including 1-on-1 meetings, workshops, and applying to roles. We offer guaranteed placement and an income sharing agreement (ISA), meaning fellow pay with a percentage of their salary after they get hired. If they don’t land a great job in engineering, they pay nothing.
While we like to think we’re in control of our salary, lifetime earnings are usually determined by starting salary. Besides getting the highest starting salary possible, professionals can also negotiate their salary at each new job. Salary negotiation can net you $1,000,000 more in lifetime earnings! Sadly, many candidates never even try to negotiate.
Why do so few candidates negotiate their salaries? Some don’t even know that negotiation is normal. Others are afraid that negotiation will annoy recruiters or get their applications retracted. Some candidates want to negotiate their salary, but get trapped by “gotcha” questions that make negotiation nearly impossible later.
At Pathrise, our mentors handle the entire negotiation process. On average, we increase fellows’ salaries by 10%-20% through negotiation alone. We’ve never had an offer retracted from negotiation.
If you would like to work 1-on-1 with one of our mentors to ace interviews and land your dream job in engineering, join Pathrise. The first 2 weeks are a free trial so you can get a taste of the program risk-free.