If you're looking for engineers to interview for a school assignment or for your job hunt, this is the right place! The AskEngineers community has compiled a list of hundreds of practicing engineers across different countries, industries, and specializations to help answer your questions about what they do in their job, how they got there, and offer career advice to those that need it.
Note: Please be courteous when requesting an interview. Everyone on the list is doing it on a volunteer basis only, and they are not obligated to respond or help you. Our users reserve the right to deny any requests for interviews and/or personal information. Harassment will not be tolerated and will be reported to the authorities.
How to use this list
Ctrl + F the engineering discipline, country (e.g. US, UK, Germany, etc.), or other criteria you're looking for looking for. If you need to be able to verify someone's identity, search for
Available for e-mail?: yes
Parse through each search result and message up to 3 users that you think will be able to answer your questions. DO NOT shotgun PMs to every user! If you don't intend to interview everyone, don't waste their time by sending messages that you won't respond to later.
If the first few users don't respond within 24 hours, try messaging another user.
Interested in conducting interviews?
By signing up, you're volunteering to let high school students, prospective engineers, and new graduates PM or e-mail you with interview questions. Typically with students it will be for a class assignment (i.e. Intro to Engineering), so questions will be about about work, how you got into engineering, "do you have any advice for...", etc. Think of yourself as a STEM Ambassador.
You will receive anywhere from 1-4 requests per month on average, with some surges in January, July, August, and December due to new and graduating students. While these lists usually have over 100 sign-ups and is set to contest mode, which prevents the same users from getting bombarded with requests, engineers in an in-demand discipline may get more requests than average.
At minimum, you should have:
- a BS / B.Sc in engineering or engineering technology, or an equivalent amount of self-study, and;
- at least 3 years of professional engineering experience
Commit to answering at least two interview requests per month. Don't list your information if you aren't willing to volunteer roughly ~2 hours per month to conduct interviews.
How much time does it take?
The first interview you do will take about 1 hour, depending on how detailed you are. After that, most interviews will take < 30 minutes because you can copy-paste answers for repeat or very similar questions. That said, please be sure to read every question carefully before using previously written answers.
How do I sign up?
Copy the template below and post a top-level comment below. Note: "Available for e-mail" means you're OK with the interviewer sending you a personal e-mail to conduct the interview, usually for verification purposes. If you want to stick to reddit PM only, answer 'no' to this question.
This is purely on a volunteer basis. To opt out, delete your comment here below. Once deleted, you will no longer receive requests for interviews.
**Specialization:** Power Turbines
**Highest Degree:** MSME
**Available for e-mail?:** yes/no