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