When I first started working as an engineer I was completely nervous.
I was the new guy. But just four months prior I thought I was top-notch.
Let me explain…
I just graduated from Rutgers with a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering.
I just graduated with what some people would consider to be one of the hardest degrees to get.
I just graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.6 GPA.
Now I know I’m not Einstein, but I was pretty good…
Or so I thought…
Here’s what happened:
When I first started working as an engineer I immediately…
Start building projects from day one. Here’s why…
What do engineers do? They build things. So what should you do if you want to become a great engineer? Build things everyday. It’s as simple as that…Or is it?
The common problem I hear from engineering students is that they don’t have enough knowledge yet to build something.
Digital circuits nowadays have thousands of logic gates inside of them.
To achieve such complex systems like stock trading systems, electronic warfare processing systems and even digital signal processing systems you need thousands of logic gates and probably even more.
As an engineer, how do you go about designing, testing and manufacturing these systems?
Today I am going to explain what an FPGA is and why we use them.
Engineering is considered one of the hardest majors you can go for. Many students are excited to start engineering but some may be extremely nervous.
These are questions that I once had when I was starting engineering school. But I was able to overcome these metal limitations and graduate with two engineering degrees, with pretty impressive GPAs.
In this post I want to explain how I was able to pass all my classes in engineering and more importantly explain how you can…
If you are anything like me, you love to travel, to take vacations and to explore new places.
There are engineering programs out there like the International Scholar Laureate Program that take high-achieving engineering students to countries like New Zealand and China to learn more about engineering.
The only problem is that these programs cost money. A lot of money for college students.
These programs will cost around $2,000 for the program and your plane ticket will cost around $2,500 for a big old total of $4,500 to take part in the experience.
Between buying your plane ticket, paying for…
Success always leaves clues.
If you’re an engineer working for a company you know that there are some engineers in your company that act like wizards.
Or if you’re in college you know that there are some engineering students that seem to be way past everyone else.
In this post I will talk about three habits of highly effective engineers that I have seen in my experience.
There are more habits than three that we can talk about, but we will stick to three for now.
Wouldn’t it be great if everything worked perfectly the first time around?
But the reality is, most things don’t workout the way you would like the first time around.
This is a reality that engineers live with every single day.
One key skill that all engineers must have is the ability to debug problems.
Sometimes they are your own problems. Sometimes they are a problem another engineer has (sometimes this engineer might have even left the company and left the hard work for you!)
In this post I want to share briefly with you how I debug engineering problems.
“Which type of engineering job should I choose?”
I received this question one time when I was speaking at engineering career night at my old community college.
It’s a fair question. There are a lot of engineering students that are gearing up for their first engineering job and don’t know which industry they want to go into.
Today I am going to give you the 3 ways you can choose which engineering industry you should work for.
What is the easiest way to choose what industry you should be an engineer for?
I’ve come to learn that the best answers…
Discover what you should and shouldn’t do in your first engineering job.
What does one year of experience in your first engineering job give you?
For a lot of people it can be many different things.
But one thing for certain is mistakes.
Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes. And in your first year of working an engineering job you will make plenty.
But the most important thing is to learn from them.
In this post I will be sharing with you the 10 mistakes I made in my first year as an engineer. …