Insights: Calling all engineering grads: There's lots of work in LA

Story by Eric Larson


Are you a new engineering graduate in Southern California? Eric Larson, at Rivera Partners, a search and recruiting firm which operates both in Silicon Valley and Southern California, says that graduates do not have to look too far for a job, given the growth activity in the technology industry here. He explains in his article, Calling all engineering grads: There's lots of work in LA.

Out of the top 20 schools for engineering, five of those are located in Southern California, but many of the graduates of these schools have felt the need to move north to pursue their careers. It's no secret that the that Silicon Valley has played host to the vast majority of hot--and hiring--technology companies over the past ten years.

However, there's a new trend emerging that's full of good news for tech workers who want to stay in sunny Southern California, and that's the continued appearance of promising startups such as Hulu, Age of Learning, Snapchat and Scopely, not to mention high visibility exits and IPOs such as Maker Studio, EdgeCast and the Rubicon Project. (More...)

Read the entirely of Eric's advice to new graduates.