Recently finished my mechanical engineering degree and will be accepting an automation engineer position that works on designing industrial machinery and programming controls through PLC. The field that I ultimately want to get into is more consumer/practical robotics, but I’m hoping that this position will still give some useful experience. Are there any things I could do outside of work to better my chances/improve the resume? I have a little C experience with a PIC microcontroller from college but that’s about it. Are there any other good online resources? (Is this even a good field to start my career in?) I’m open to both the hardware and software side.