What is the best way to live and work in europe?

Question by Incantevole: What is the best way to live and work in europe?
I am 26 year old american citizen but my dream is to move to europe, it is sounding so difficult to be able to do so. All the permits etc, how do many expats do it?.. or know of any international jobs, etc
I heard the easiest is by marrying a citizen certain countries after 6 months, can get papers on certain countries but that is quite crazy!!.. lol.

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Answer by Uzumaki Kushina
Become an European Ambassador.

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Question by CareerSA: What does the future job prospects look like for a Mechanical Engineer with a masters degree?
So, I need to apply for university in a week… And I’m still undecided. Any mechanical engineers out there want to help me????
I’m a bit concerned about the future job prospects??
I’m also thinking of specializing to obtain a masters in mechatronics. What other specializing is available and needed????
I’m interested in the design aspect to improve functionality of things around us. Research and development is also another area of interest.

Suitable for a girl?
Any help will be greatly appreciated:)

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Answer by Joe
I’m a student who’s doing Mechanical Engineering, and from the research and statistics that I’ve seen, Mechanincal Engineering is the second highest engineering degree in demand (with Electrical Engineering being the first). So I don’t think you should have any problems with looking for a job in the future, especially if you are getting a masters degree. Good Luck.

Also, I would recommend that you try to find internships during the summer to make your resume stand out more in the future. You can talk to college advisors or professors at your university once you get in.

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2 comments on “What is the best way to live and work in europe?

  1. Without knowing your education or career information, your question is difficult to answer.

    I became a dual citizen of the US and Sweden through a relationship with a Swede. It’s one of the few countries that doesn’t require marriage, only a long-term relationship. After 3 years of living in Sweden, I became eligible for citizenship, which allows me to live in any Nordic country or the EU (even though the relationship has now ended). I’m not saying you should enter a relationship for these purposes, but it generally is the easiest way to stay long-term.

    The only other possibilities are studying or working. If you have an undergrad degree, there are many graduate programs available in English all around Europe (and there is no tuition in many countries, you need to show you can pay living costs though). If you don’t have a degree, the choices are pretty much limited to English-speaking countries. UK and Ireland do have tuition fees, but they tend to be less than the US.

    To get a work permit, you generally need company sponsorship, although a few countries have a highly-skilled worker scheme (UK and Norway, for example). Company sponsorships are very difficult to get unless you have specialized, in-demand skills (usually in a field like qualified teaching, healthcare, science or engineering). Highly-skilled worker schemes usually require a degree and extensive work experience, but allow you to sponsor yourself for the move, then find work once you are there. A few countries (like Germany) allow Americans to move over to look for work, but the job still has to show a lack of qualified workers in the EU for that position.

    If you are skilled in one of the needed areas, it’s much easier to get a work permit, even with the bad economy. Otherwise, the best chance is probably to find an American company with international branches, and ask for a transfer within the company.

  2. I’m an Mechanical Engineer with specialization within Mechatronics (M.Sc.), and my job prospects in Norway are so large that I could almost demand a salary way above what the average Engineer does. Mechanical Engineers are of high demand all over the world. There’s always something that has to be developed, calculated on and so on.

    Job prospects are huge. You won’t have any problems finding a job. There are on the other hand the thing called the “Financial crisis”, which has it’s own problems meaning cancelled projects and companies shutting down. It is on the other hand not a problem for an Mechanical Engineer as long as you’re able to move. Service Engineers are of high demand, and going from a Mechanical Engineer course over into something more practical (working on the floor before heading up to the office) is a great choice.

    I took my M.Sc. in Mechatronics in Singapore, and jobs are literally being thrown at me back in Norway. I finally started working for Rolls-Royce Marine within the Offshore segment, which is netting me a nice amount yearly.

    Regarding demand of specializations Mechatronics and Electrical/Automation engineers with Mechanical Engineering degrees are of high demand, and are currently the most demanded all over the world. So your choice is wise too choose such a field of study.

    All degrees are suitable for girls as long as they’re able to handle a harsh and sometimes unforgiving environment. There’s no lie in telling that it’s a man dominated field, but trust me, girls have as much to give back as anyone else.

    I want to warn you though. When I started my study to become an Mechanical Engineer, there were a total of 40 girls and 45 men in my course. At the end (graduation), there were only 3 girls left and 20 men. So there’s a lot of girls falling out throughout the study. So this is something you have to consider closely, seeing that it is a demanding field of study which demands a certain amount of interest. If you’re into robotics and such, I would actually advice going the Automation/Kybernetics course and then specialize within Mechatronics.

    Best of luck in the many choices you have to take in the year to come.

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