Kate Fay

Kate Fay

Principle Member of Technical Staff, Verizon Wireless
Bridgewater, NJ
Ask A Question
Ask a Question
0/ 200 chars Your Question
Search Kate's Questions & Answers
  • Derek

    Added Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:18 PM

    due to mechanical engineering being competitive i will not be able to get into the department for undergrad. when i say i'm more interested in the mechanical field i mean like designing a part or product, as opposed to what an industrial engineer usually does.
    Answers 1
    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Monday, September 24, 2018 at 4:54 PM
    Hi Derek,
    
    Thankfully Industrial and Mechanical Engineering share a lot of similar classes. I was a mechanical engineer but actually took a few industrial  courses. I would ask your adviser if you can take some mechanical engineering courses as electives ...
  • Monika

    Added Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 8:10 PM

    I'm an adult and have been wanting to go back to school to make a career change for a while. I already have a bachelor's degree in art, but of course that isn't very useful. I am kind of intrigued now by this career field, but there are so many options that I don't know where to begin. I figured I should pursue a second bachelor's, but are there lower level classes that I should try to start with in order to figure out what branch of engineering might be right for me? Thanks!
    Answers 1
    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 12:37 PM
    Hi Monika,
    
    I would suggest looking into what colleges you are looking to attend. Some colleges have intro to engineering classes that give you an overview of each type of engineering. This would help you decide which one you are most interested in. If ...
  • Sumeet, Delhi

    Added Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 2:41 AM

    Are mechanical engineering students having careers in medical devices industry? If yes, then which designation should be most adaptive?
    Answers 1
    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 2:41 AM
    Mechanical engineering is a great degree if you are looking at a career in designing medical devices. It will give you a background on the design process, materials and how the devices work. You might also want to look into biomedical engineering ...
  • Jessica, Chicago, IL asked Kim Wheeler, The Walt Disney Company

    Added Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 1:56 AM

    Hi Kim, I'm a sophomore at the University of Iowa. I'm majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Math and Spanish. However, I'm not sure Electrical Engineering is for me. I'm in between Mechanical and Electrical. I would like your opinion on what major would seem right for me. I like building and designing things, I'm very artistic, I like to figure out how things work like things from how a dvd player works to how a roller coaster works, I hate computer coding I suck at it unless ...
    Answers 2
    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 1:56 AM
    Hi Jess,
    
    Since you are a sophomore I would look into how difficult it would be to switch disciplines. It may put to a semester or so behind in graduation date if you switch now. However, if you do want to switch the sooner the better so you don't get ...
  • Meagan

    Added Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Hi! My names Meagan and I really want to be an engineer. I'm in high school taking engineering classes, but is there any advice that you can give me to help me in following my dream?
    Answers 1
    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:02 PM
    Hi Meagan,
    
    That's awesome that your school offers engineering classes, that is something I did not have in high school. I would recommend trying to take AP or honors math and science classes as well. Try to take AP Calculus since you will be required ...
  • Theresa, Portland

    Added Friday, November 27, 2015 at 1:18 AM

    Hello! I'm a high schooler thinking about getting involved in a career involving robotics or aerospace. I'm thinking about electrical engineering or computer engineering. Would taking Metals (fabrication) at my high school be useful in this career even though my discipline is different from manufacturing?
    Answers 1
    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Friday, November 27, 2015 at 1:18 AM
    Hi Theresa,
    
    With either robotics or aerospace you choose either electrical/ computer engineering or mechanical engineering. In a lot of colleges aerospace/ robotics falls under mechanical engineering, some schools even have an undergrad program ...
  • Kayci, Corpus Christi, TX asked Theresa Cauthen, TSI Disaster Recovery, LLC

    Added Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    What is your average work schedule?
    Answers 1
    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 6:23 PM
    It all depends on the job. Currently I work an 8am-5pm schedule with half of the week being in the office and the other half being out in the field. With my current job in operations I have to do nightwatch every 8 weeks. This involves me being on call ...
  • Balaji, Pondicherry

    Added Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    I am an electrical engineer but I got job in the mechanical department. Should I work there? Is it useful? If I work there, will it spoil my career?
    Answers 1
    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:32 AM
    Is the job something that is interesting to you? I am a mechanical engineer by degree but am currently working in telecommunications which is more an electrical engineering job. The best advice I got from someone is the "An engineering degree is a ...
  • Cheynne asked Sara DaSilva, Univar, Inc.

    Added Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Hi Mrs Sara! My name is Cheynne and I was wondering what classes you recommend for me in high school?
    Answers 1
    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8:20 PM
    Hi Cheyenne,
    
    Definitely focus on math and science classes in high school and try to take them as AP or honors classes. Try to take AP Calculus since you will be required to take multiple Calculus classes that no matter what engineering discipline and ...
  • Rosie

    Added Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Good Morning, I wanted to ask if I plan to get a Masters in Packaging Engineering but the University I will be attending for my bachelors only offers Mechanical, Chemical and Industrial engineering wish one will benefit me the most to go on to receiving a packaging engineering degree? In the future. Thanks
    Answers 1
    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:28 AM
    Most likely a Mechanical or Industrial degree will help you get into a Masters in Packaging Engineering later on. They are both related to packaging engineering it just depends on what you want to focus on. For more information I would look into colleges ...