Erica Weems

Erica Weems

Test Engineer, Niitek
VA
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  • Hannah, NY asked Erica Weems, Niitek

    Added Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    How hard is it to become a Test Engineer? How long?
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    Erica Weems, Niitek
    Answered Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 9:48 AM
    Hello,
    
    Sorry it took so long to respond.  In my current company a Test Engineer should have a bachelors degree in an engineering discipline (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, etc.) with at lease 2 years of experience in hardware testing, ...
  • Leeann, Baton Rouge asked Erica Weems, Niitek

    Added Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    What challenges do you face as a black female computer engineer? Are any of them unique from those of a typical, successful, black woman?
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    Erica Weems, Niitek
    Answered Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 11:48 AM
    Hello,
    
    Sorry it took so long to respond.  As a black female computer engineer, the main challenge I have faced is having my skills and capabilities as an engineer underestimated.  In my current position, I know that on numerous occasions I have ...
  • Anna, Melbourne

    Added Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 6:44 AM

    Hello, I'm currently in my final year of high school and am thinking of choosing to do engineering in Uni. The problem is my mum is really against engineering because she believes it to be a male orientated job where people work in factories or construction sites? I was wondering if there were more office type jobs in engineering and if it is a suitable job for girls. Also, do you have any advice on how to get my mum to support me in choosing to do engineering? Thanks.
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    Erica Weems, Niitek
    Answered Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 6:44 AM
    Hi Anna, I can understand your mother's concern. However, after 4 years of college in a male dominated major I think you'll be more than used to working with the fellas and holding your own. :-) More times than not I was assigned to groups and labs ...