Nicolette Yovanof
Nicolette Yovanof
Engingeering Manager, The Boeing Company
Long Beach, CA
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  • Srijani, Durgapur,West Bengal,India asked Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company

    Added Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:36 AM

    I am a class 12th student from India. I want to study aerospace engineering but I am confused really with my job scopes from here. Moreover I want to become an engineer or a scientist at NASA but I don't know how to pave the way for it. Due to very few colleges in India having this branch of engineering I am thinking whether it would be wise to study aerospace engineering or would it be better to study aeronautical engineering? I would like to have a reply at the earliest. Thank You.
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    Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company
    Answered Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:36 AM
    Hi Srijani, I think that aerospace would give you a more broad look at things, but it does depend on if you're more interested in space versus aeronautics.  NASA does work in both areas.  Additionally, NASA hires engineers across all engineering majors, ...
  • Sneha, Houston asked Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company

    Added Friday, August 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Hi I recently graduated from the University of Houston with a master's degree in mechanical engineering. I have been interested in the aerospace industry since my bachelors, and I applied to many companies including Boeing here in U.S. But, most of them need clearance which I am not eligible for because I am an international. I don't want to give up pursuing my career in the aerospace industry as that's my passion. Can you suggest me something on companies which are willing to hire ...
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    Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company
    Answered Friday, August 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM
    Hi Sneha, this is very dependent on the company, the division, but mostly the specific program and position.  There are a lot of defense and space programs that do require clearance, but some do not and most commercial aircraft positions do not require ...
  • Cynthia, Phoenix, Az

    Added Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    I am a high school student (a soon to be sophomore) and i wanted to know what classes i should takeand clubs i could benefit from. Also, I would like to know if taking pre-calculus and robotics now will help me or hurt me since i still need to take three more years of math. I have been getting so many different answers from teachers and i don't know what to do. What should i do to get the most benefit for my future in aerospace engineering?
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    Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company
    Answered Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:22 AM
    Hi Cynthia, I think that taking any pre-calculus and robotics classes that are available to you would be great preparation for college!  Any math, physics, science/engineering courses at your school would be a great way to get some experience and ...
  • Mike, IQA/Richardson asked Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company

    Added Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    I have always wanted to be a pilot as a kid, but now, as a senior in high school, I want to be an aerospace engineer. What I wanted to know is: Is aerospace engineering a successful major? Should I stop at a B.S in aerospace if I want to build and design aircraft for a good company and earn a nice salary for a living? Do you think the aerospace engineering field is growing and requiring more jobs or is it deflating and getting smaller based on jobs? Thanks!
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    Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company
    Answered Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:43 PM
    Hi Mike, thank you for your question! Aerospace is a very cyclical industry where things can change based on the economy and defense market very easily.  So while there are downturns, they have historically bounced back.  Advancing technology and ...
  • Mya, Washington, DC asked Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company

    Added Friday, June 28, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    There are many different types of jobs or positions in the field of aerospace engineering. How did you know what part you wanted to get into? What advice can you give me about finding a career after getting a degree?
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    Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company
    Answered Friday, June 28, 2013 at 2:02 AM
    Hi Mya! I personally think that the best way to find the right part is to try different things out.  I picked an area that interested me the most in school and worked to get an internship in that field.  It turns out that I was lucky and I really did ...
  • Yarra, Batam asked Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company

    Added Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Hey Nicolette, I am currently an 11th grader wanting to major in Aeronautical Engineering later on in my masters, with a Mechanical Engineering degree for the Bachelors. But apparently, I don't excel in my math and physics classes, but I've always had a tremendous interest in how planes work, etc. I like to figure out ways to solve a problem practically, but maths and physics have never been my forte. Do you think I should give up on my engineering dream? Best regards, Yarra
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    Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company
    Answered Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:26 AM
    Hi Yarra, thanks for the question! I'm excited to hear about your interest in how planes work and engineering and I do not think that you should give up your dream because you are currently struggling in math and physics. Math and physics are a base to ...
  • Shammy, Daytona Beach, FL asked Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company

    Added Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Hey Nicolette, I just graduated from Embry Riddle with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering in December. I started my M.S. in Engineering Management at Mercer University this past January. It seems like you might have my dream job actually. My main obstacle right now is obtaining an internship. I unfortunately didn't have one throughout my undergrad career. I really want some hands on experience in the aerospace industry as soon as possible. I've applied online to many many companies, but I ...
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    Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company
    Answered Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Hi Shammy, I'm happy to give you my thoughts on getting an internship and I'm so glad to hear that you're interested in doing one. I agree with you that hands on experience is a strong point when looking for a full time job. There are two key ...

  • Andi, North Dakota asked Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company

    Added Friday, March 30, 2012 at 4:32 AM

    I want to go into the aerospace industry and work with space shuttles and such. Would i be better off majoring in mechanical or aerospace engineering? What are the + and - of both? Or would a major in mechanical with an emphasis or minor in aerospace work?
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    Nicolette Yovanof, The Boeing Company
    Answered Friday, March 30, 2012 at 4:32 AM
    Hi Andi, I studied in Aerospace Engineering and now work in industry. I do mostly research and development work, but on a variety of aircraft and spacecraft. I had the same kind of question when I first decided what to study so I'm happy to give you ...