Sangeeta Kodukula
Sangeeta Kodukula
Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems
TX

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  • Describe what you do in your current work situation.
    Currently, I lead a team of 14 Sales Engineers that are located globally. All of my Sales Engineers are focused on Cyber Security technology, and are geographically located to the territory they support.
  • Why did you choose engineering?
    I chose engineering because I loved math in school, and I love to solve problems! Engineering really leverages both of these skills sets so I felt like this would be a really good fit for me.
  • Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
    I went to the University of Texas, and graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
  • What kinds of activities have typically been part of your work?
    For my work I do a lot of presenting, public speaking, as well as study technology! I like that my work is a mix of both business and technical aptitude.
  • What do you like best about being an engineer?
    I like the challenge of finding a solution for a proposed problem. I find it gratifying when discovering a solution that works, or creating a solution that solves a problem.
  • Any other stories or comments you would like to share with EngineerGirl visitors?
    I like the challenge of finding a solution for a proposed problem. I find it gratifying when discovering a solution that works, or creating a solution that solves a problem.
Biography

Sangeeta graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. She currently works as a Systems Engineer for Cisco Systems, where she designs networks and demonstrates Cisco products to customers. Outside of work Sangeeta enjoys yoga, traveling, and playing guitar.

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Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
Latest Questions
  • Beth, Springfield

    Added Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    I am interested in pursuing a career in systems engineering. Many colleges do not offer an undergraduate degree in systems engineering. What type of undergraduate degree should I pursue if I ultimately will be going for a Masters degree in systems engineering? Thanks!
    Answers 1
    Sangeeta Kodukula, Cisco Systems
    Answered Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 2:26 PM
    Hi Beth!
    
    Great question! Systems Engineering can encompass many disciplines ( Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, etc.) . The under graduate degree that you choose to pursue will depend on which field of Systems ...
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  • Emry, Portland

    Added Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    I'm currently in high school and I know its a long way ahead for me to be an engineer yet, but I just want to know what kind of extra-curricular activities should I do to get into a good college with an engineering or health program?
    Answers 1
    Sangeeta Kodukula, Cisco Systems
    Answered Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5:20 PM
    Hi Emry!
    
    Great question! I found that being involved in Math and Science related activities helped me get a better understanding of engineering. If your school has a Math or Science club, that will benefit you immensely. Good luck!
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