Lauren White
Lauren White
Associate Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems
IL

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Biography

Hi! I have a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in power and energy systems from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this December 2013 and I have a deep passion for technology and helping others. I assisted the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at my university with a video designed to empower and encourage local elementary and high school girls to become engineers by providing insight on the endless opportunities available. I also teach Engineering 100 which is a freshmen introductory course to engineering.I am also involved with the Morrill Engineering Program at my university. Changing the way the world views women professionally is one of my most biggest goals and engineering allows me to get a closer grab at it. I have a new career that awaits me as an Associate Systems Engineer for Cisco Systems that begins immediately after graduation. I am very outgoing and friendly and would love to answer any questions. I thank Jesus for guiding my way.

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Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.
  • I am willing to answer written interview questions to be posted on the EngineerGirl website.
  • I am willing to participate in a conference call with a group of interested students who would like to know about my career.
Latest Questions
  • Ashley, Norristown, PA asked Lauren White, Cisco Systems

    Added Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    When did you first decide to be an engineer? Did you always want to be an engineer? And what is the difference between electrical engineering and other types of engineering?
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  • Dani, Floyd, VA

    Added Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    I am a freshman in college and I am still undecided on what I should major in and what career path I should be thinking about. I am interested in engineering but I am unsure if that is the path I want to take and if it is what type of engineering to go into. I am afraid that I will get bored doing one thing everyday. If I pursue Electrical Engineering, for example, will I be able to work on many different types of projects? Will I be stuck behind a desk all day or will I be able to get to work ...
    Answers 1
    Lauren White, Cisco Systems
    Answered Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10:17 PM
    Hi Dani,
    
    One thing is for sure, Electrical Engineering is a very flexible program of study. I, for instance, have interned for a few different companies, all of which, I did NOT sit at a desk all day. My current position, which is my first full time ...
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