SOLIDWORKS Skills: The Difference Between Educated and Hirable

Engineering students at the University of South Carolina (USC) feel so strongly about the value of SOLIDWORKS that they showed up in droves on the Saturday before finals to gain exposure to the most popular CAD tool in the industry. For them, having SOLIDWORKS skills is a must, not an option if they want to rise to the top of the list of the candidates in a competitive job market.


This message is not unique to students of the University of South Carolina, Application Engineers (AEs) all over the world are in demand for putting on events where students and faculty alike receive an introduction to SOLIDWORKS.

In this case, Chris Duchaine from TriMech organized an event on Saturday, April 21st at the University of South Carolina, which does not offer SOLIDWORKS as one of its CAD tools. Demand for this event was so strong that he had to cap the registration at 90 students and people stayed from noon to 5 PM.

According to participants, they attended this event to get an introduction to SOLIDWORKS, to receive a student version of the software and because they believe that SOLIDWORKS certifications are a difference maker for getting hired.

Let’s hear from Anil Kircaliari, ME student, President of Society of Manufacturing Engineers USC chapter, event organizer.

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Mai Doan

Mai Doan

Mai DOAN is a Product Portfolio Manager for SOLIDWORKS Simulation. She has 20 years of experience in Simulation and Design. Prior to joining SOLIDWORKS in 2014 as a Territory Technical Manager, Mai worked as a Senior Application Engineer for ANSYS with expertise in Finite Element Analysis for more than 8 years. Before that, she developed her real world experience by designing mobile devices with an emphasis on Simulation for High Tech companies such as Siemens and Novatel Wireless. She holds Bachelor and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and speaks English, French & Vietnamese fluently.