Statement Of Purpose For A Career In Electrical Engineering

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With my undergraduate education completed, I recognize that I am entering a crucial point in my life in which I need to make a decision on how to proceed with my career. A fascination with the world of science and technology and a desire to become part of it motivated me to delve into the challenging eld of electrical engineering. My undergraduate coursework in physics and mathematics at Siena College educated me in the fundamentals of electrical engineering and reinforced my interest in the subject area. A graduate education in electrical engineering at the University of South Florida will grant me access to the world of science and technology and allow me to ful ll my deepest desire to be an electrical engineer. I began my freshman year…show more content…
Frustrated and disappointed with my performance, I re-evaluated my passions and interests and decided to focus my studies on physics and mathematics. I not only excelled in these subjects during my high school education, but I also possessed a keen interest to further explore each topic. I knew immediately I had a penchant towards physics, mathematics, and problem solving. Topics like electricity and magnetism motivated me to learn how to apply this theoretical knowledge in the eld of electrical engineering. Concentrating my undergraduate study on physics and mathematics exposed me to various courses that included applications like electronic circuit & network analysis, integrated circuits, microprocessors & microcontrollers, matrix analysis, and computer simulation using MATLAB Simulink. In my Electronics course I engineered a functioning robot as part of my nal evaluation. From my research project with Dr. Michele McColgan during the summer of 2015, I learned to program a Xilinx based ZedBoard using Vivado and MathWorks tools. This research was especially interesting because I later developed an angle encoder for Siena's Radio Telescope, VIPER, using the ZedBoard, C++, and Software Development Kit…show more content…
Along with my studies and research, I also held an electrical engineer intern position at BR+A Consulting Engineers in New York City during the summer and winter breaks. I applied knowledge from both my graduate and undergraduate courses to preform various tasks such as executing electrical design calculations using SKM Power Tools Software and revising AutoCAD/Revit documents for large-scale architectural projects like the Rockefeller University River Building. My experiences in the science and technology world of engineering will continue this fall with my acceptance to the Engineering Professional Internship at Walt July 3, 2017 Frank Chietro 2 Disney Parks and Resorts in Orlando, Florida. During my internship, I will be expected to ful ll various assignments, including providing software services for rides, shows and other process control systems being developed and installed in the Disney parks; designing and supervising the fabrication and testing of enhancements and new designs for ride vehicles and systems. I am proud to say that I have greatly enjoyed studying the theory behind
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