Kate Fay
Kate Fay
Supervisor, Verizon Wireless
Conshohocken, PA

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Biography
I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. During my undergrad, I interned at Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, GA in the Quality Assurance Department. After graduation, I took a job in the Verizon Leadership Development Program. This was not a job that was in my mechanical engineering discipline but was still in the engineering field and allowed me to travel and do a different job each year for four years. I am now in my fourth year of the program and an operations supervisor outside Philadelphia, PA. In my past three years in Verizon I have been a System Performance Engineer in Little Rock, AR, a Project Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ and an Implementation Engineer in Charlotte, NC. This program has allowed me to gain a good overall view of Verizon and the careers offered in the telecommunications industry.
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Education
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bachelors of Science Mechanical Engineering, Currently pursuing MBA
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
  • 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?
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    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 ...
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  • Jessica, Chicago, IL

    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 1
    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 ...
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  • 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?
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    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 ...
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