Mr-914 wrote:Think about it this way...every year there are 30-40 students that graduate from a transportation design programs. Every year there are about 15-20 openings for entry level product designers. That means you have to be better than half the people that SPECIALIZED in auto design to get a job in it. It is not impossible, but like Yo said, it is a difficult battle.
I think there is more than 30-40 people study trans that graduates each year.
Think about it...CCS, ACCD, Pratt, CIA, I am not sure if Academy of Art ... I can name a few other school in America alone has trans grads each year. I would say over 100 of students are compeiting with each other. Also schools in Germany, England, India, Japan, France, Spain, Korea even in China.
In mid-west area, each company only hires 1-2 (fresh college-grads). Unless you are counting suppliers, clay and CAD modeler. Otherwise it is not easy to get a car desgn job out of school, period.
but I do agree with "YO". Do what you are passionate for. If you got the skills and think it is worth it.
I am working for a supplier, I don't consider I am "designing cars".