Ana Luisa Mendoza
Ana Luisa Mendoza
Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Curtis Bay, MD
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  • Aneisha, Greenville, NC (East Carolina University) asked Ana Luisa Mendoza, Northrop Grumman

    Added Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Hello Ana, I came across your interview as I was researching a little on Systems Engineering and your profile really stood out to me because we seem to have tons in common (I wanted to be a dancer as well). I will have completed two degrees in December and I am interested in returning for engineering. I wanted to ask you what skills you find necessary for embarking a career in your field? I am a little intimidated as I am fairly new to this area but it is really interesting to me. I tend to ...
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    Ana Luisa Mendoza, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 5:11 PM
    Thanks for sending the question Aneish.  I love being a system engineer mainly because I get to work on high level design and work on the conceptual make up of all the products we work on.  So in reality, the first thing you need to tell ...
  • Maria, University of Delaware

    Added Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Hi everyone! I am a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major in one of the most stressful semesters of school I have ever had. I have never gotten a C in a class and I am worried that this semester might be the time where that happens. I was hoping some of you older engineers could reassure me that success in this field is still possible even if I get a C in signals and systems. Also, I am wondering about several different career paths for post graduation….possible masters degree, MBA or just to ...
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    Ana Luisa Mendoza, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Maria, I can understand your concern and believe me, I have been in your shoes.  I got a C in the same exact class when I took it in my undergrad career as a Electrical Engineering major, and I am still very successful in my current career as a ...

  • Haley asked Ana Luisa Mendoza, Northrop Grumman

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 4:23 AM

    I am a junior in high school and beginning to look at colleges and possible careers. I am currently taking AP biology, pre-calculus and honors physics. I took honors chemistry as a sophmore. My grades are excellent and like math and science. But where do I go from here? I have no interest in the medical field. One of the things I've read about engineering is that an interest in taking things apart to figure out how they work is an indicator that a person might have an apptitude for ...
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    Ana Luisa Mendoza, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 4:23 AM
    Haley, I myself am an electrical engineer and always had interest in other fields. One of my interests was always dancing and translating from different languages. I also knew that there were other careers that I wanted to explore, like engineering. ...
  • Ellie, az asked Ana Luisa Mendoza, Northrop Grumman

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    i've always been good at science and math comes easy to me. my brother and dad are both engineers. i'm an athlete, and am planning on competing in college. i'm worried that the work load for engineering might be too much. has anyone had any experience with this? also... i have a 4.0, but i'm second-guessing how smart i am and if i would be sucessful as an engineer or not. this may sound stupid, but is everyone that is studing engineering brillant? thanks!
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    Ana Luisa Mendoza, Northrop Grumman
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:22 AM
    Ellie, Definitely a lot of people go through that same state of mind. Sometimes they wonder what it is that they are going to do once they enter college. A lot of people struggle with Math and Science and definitely if that is something that comes ...