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Sandra Cruz-Pol
Dr Sandra Cruz-Pol
Univ. of Puerto Rico, Professor
Mayaguez, PR
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  • Asad Hameed Khan

    Added Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5:24 AM

    I was hired by K-Electric and now I spend my time making presentations and reports for the department. I can't see anything technical in my job. I want to earn well but to earn well you have to learn well. I have financial constraints, so can't take expensive courses. Currently, I see no clear path to develop myself. I just want a specific career path. I have no one to guide. So, I don't know what should I do and what courses I should take.
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    Sandra Cruz-Pol, Professor
    Answered Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 1:51 AM
    Hi Asad, First thing i would try is to talk to your supervisor and explain her/him that even though you know how important your job is, you would like to explore other more technical openings within the company. Find out whether that company offers to ...
  • Alexa, Chandigarh

    Added Monday, June 23, 2014 at 3:34 AM

    Is it important for an electronics engineer to know coding languages?
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    Sandra Cruz-Pol, Professor
    Answered Monday, June 23, 2014 at 3:34 AM
    You don't need to know coding in many electronics engineering careers. It depends on the specific job and application. But coding is useful in most engineering or even non-engineering fields nowadays. If you don't like it, don't let that get you away ...
  • Nicole, Austin

    Added Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Hi, I am currently looking to enter into the Engineer field after 8 years of obtaining a B.S in Computer Engineering. I have been a teacher for six years and now I would like to fulfill my life long dreams. People tell me that I am too old (32) to switch careers. Most advice i have received is to move up in education. I also have a Masters in Education. Early in my college life I was told by a professor to switch to Electrical Engineering but due to not having a mentor to guide my ...
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    Sandra Cruz-Pol, Professor
    Answered Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM
    I would definitely say Follow your Dreams!  You have potential and the right reason to pursue an Engineering Field. I did my PhD with two kids, I was the oldest of all grad students, 32 yrs.old, and also the first to graduate among the group! Because you ...
  • Maria, Texas, USA asked Sandra Cruz-Pol, Professor

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    Hello, My name is Maria. I hope you can help me with my doubts. I got my degree as Electrical Engineer, major in Telecommunications in Ecuador, South America, 5 years ago, and I want to study a master's degree in USA. I can't decide between a Master in Science in Electrical Engineering or a Master in Engineering Managment, very different options, because I'm worried that, because my BSEE is from South America, I can't find a good job in USA with an American masters. Which could be my best ...
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    Sandra Cruz-Pol, Professor
    Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    You can do either one. You should choose whatever you like the most. You can find a job in the US either way if you perform well. I have had many students from Latin America. They come to the Univ. of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez because we speak mostly ...

  • SRS asked Sandra Cruz-Pol, Professor

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Hi, I'm going to start my 2nd year in Electronic Engineering. I've been getting good grades so far, but being a woman in a male-dominated field, makes me feel a little intimidated. It's like many people already know so much before starting the course and many of the guys have done internships before and during summer - in their very first year! I love what I'm studying and I know that there are many options out there. Yet, recently when a certain experimental project failed to work, I felt ...
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    Sandra Cruz-Pol, Professor
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM
    My answer would be that this is a typical feeling for woman (we are perfectionist and very harsh judges for ourselves); you think everybody else knows more than you do or has more experience than you. This may not be necessarily true of ALL your ...