Submitted by Robygmann on April 3, 2017
I would like to gain your insight into a topic that I am very invested in: my future. As a senior in high school the pressure to choose a college grows every day. Regardless of which school I choose, I will pursue some form of engineering. I am deciding between choosing to attend my state school (Oregon State University) or attend a liberal arts college (Whitman College) and finishing my engineering degree at Columbia University in New York.
I am curious how Tesla would view the difference between an engineering degree from Oregon State vs. Columbia University, were I to someday apply for an engineering position with your company. From a hiring standpoint, does your company prefer to hire individuals from a state school or a private institution? I ask these questions with the ultimate desire to one day work for a big tech company such as Tesla. I want to best prepare myself for the industry of cutting edge technology.
Thank you so much for any advice to one of your future engineers,
Cleveland High School