Anne Spence
Dr Anne Spence
Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland Baltimore County
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Latest Questions
  • Beatrice

    Added Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    I'm in the second year of my aerospace degree and despite doing well in my courses and enjoying and understanding the material, I feel like I'm not good enough to be a good engineer. Being the only girl in my class I feel doubtful when i see so many other students knowing exactly what they want to do and where and why, while I don't even know a lot about what I'm going to do with my degree... Help?
    Answers 1
    Anne Spence, University of Maryland Baltimore County
    Answered Monday, May 15, 2017 at 12:44 PM
    My dear, Beatrice.
    It is not unusual for you to feel this way. Trust me when I say that very few of the guys in your class have these feelings and they are most likely getting much poorer grades than you are! As women, we often must fight against the ...
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  • Nkosinomusa, Graduate Engineer/ Bulawayo Zimbabwe

    Added Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    I graduated with a BSc Aeronautical Engineering degree but have failed to get employment as an engineer. Have always wanted to be an engineer from the time i was a young girl. How do I keep relevant without being employed as an engineer? Is pursuing a masters the right step or will this completely take me out of the job market and make me unemployable? How can I secure employment in this environment Regards
    Answers 1
    Anne Spence, University of Maryland Baltimore County
    Answered Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 9:23 AM
    Great question! You will definitely BE EMPLOYABLE with a masters degree. It is becoming more important in the aerospace industry. Also check in with folks that you know to make sure that your resume looks good. Ask for advice on your interviewing style. ...
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  • Rahul, Sri Lanka, Colombo

    Added Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    I'm Rahul. I just want to clarify the fact that I'm a commerce student and I love air craft engineering but the problem is that I'm a commerce student :'/ so I just wanted to know that is there any other alternative way that I could do aircraft engineering as commerce student?
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    Anne Spence, University of Maryland Baltimore County
    Answered Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11:49 AM
    Hi, Rahul.
    Most of the aerospace engineering courses require a lot of Calculus and physics. It would be impossible for a student with a commerce degree to be hired as an aerospace engineer. You could consider a Master's degree from Embry ...
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