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So I've spent the past two years as an undergrad trying to get a summer internship with Boeing in the Seattle area. I've been submitting applications online, talking to the Boeing guys are the career fairs, reading up on job requisitions, etc.
However, I have never heard anything. At all. Last career fair that Boeing attended, I chatted up one of the reps for about 45 minutes and when I asked him for his contact info, he said that it was company policy to simply direct everyone to the website. I got a few tips from him, such as the fact that the first pruning of resumes for a position was done by a computer so I should match keywords but that seems like general knowledge for online applications. My qualifications are good, I have a high GPA and 2 years of research lab experience (it is with satellite propulsion but it shows that I can work in an engineering environment and with teams). I'm tempted to decide to go to grad school back home at the UW to simply put me closer to the jobs that I want to have.
Do you guys have any tips for applying to jobs online and receiving feedback? I feel like I'm simply submitting my applications to a black hole and there is something that I am totally missing. I don't know anyone that works in the engineering side of Boeing in Seattle and I feel like the fact that I'm applying for these jobs from Los Angeles puts me at a supreme disadvantage.