Adriana Beal
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  • Belle, California

    Added Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 2:40 AM

    Hello— I am interested in computer science/computer engineering. I am a senior. My school doesn't offer AP com sci, or any viable classes that teach coding. I am afraid I will get to college and everyone will already know many coding languages. Is it ok to go into my major with no prior experience, or should I try to take classes @ community college next summer? It's just it would be my last summer before college and it seems a bit much to spend it studying. Of course though, I don't ...
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    Adriana Beal, Square Root
    Answered Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 2:40 AM
    Hi, Belle,
    
    It's great that you're thinking ahead how to get a good start when you get to college. I'll divide my answer to your question in two parts:
    
    "Is it ok to go into my major with no prior experience?"
    
    Yes, it's perfectly fine to start a ...
  • Cleo

    Added Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    I was wondering what exactly is the Daily routin of an engineer once they leave their house. Do they go to a certain place and if they do where? My main question is what does a computer Enginner do at work all day does she just work on one computer all day or many? Im so new to this all Please break this down for me
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    Adriana Beal, Square Root
    Answered Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Hi, Cleo! As with other professions, the routine of a computer engineer may vary a lot depending on the industry she's working on, whether she's doing research or product development, and so forth.  As an example, I'll share the routine from one of ...

  • Abhi, Kerala

    Added Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 4:27 AM

    I am a first year computer engineering student. I wish to do something big and as an initial step i want to do any project or studies in this field. I want some help, a guide who can kickstart my dreams..please help me...i am ready to spend time and i will take efforts..need a guidance..help me Thank you
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    Adriana Beal, Square Root
    Answered Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 4:27 AM
    Hi, Abhi,
    
    The first step you already took: decide you want to do something big, and be willing to go the extra mile to get there :-).
    
    At this early stage in your career, my advice would be to start exploring "small bets". Small bets are affordable ...
  • Jo, Australia

    Added Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    Hi, I'm a school student who needs to start thinking about career choices. I've taken a profound interest in the faculty of Engineering, however there are many different types. I've always had a mindset to study commerce in University, however this industry is highly competitive with many students who strive for a job in that particular industry. Due to the fickle, I looked at university degrees that combine both commerce and engineering. My main concern is what types of engineering I ...
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    Adriana Beal, Square Root
    Answered Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    Hi, Jo,

    First, congratulations for thinking ahead about career choices! Many people fail to do that, and later regret not following the right educational path to get where they want to be in the future.

    Second, let me reassure you that there are plenty ...

  • Mirella, Brazil asked Adriana Beal, Square Root

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:50 AM

    Hi! I have a chemical engineering degree from a Brazilian university, and I would like to know what do I need to do to become a professional in the U.S.A? How do I validate my diploma, and do I need a license? Thanks :)
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    Adriana Beal, Square Root
    Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:50 AM
    Hi, Mirella, The requirements for working as an engineer in the U.S. with a foreign diploma will vary depending on the type of work you would be performing and for whom (for example, all 50 States and the District of Columbia require licensure for ...