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Life as an Electrical Engineer

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Pourmonir Photo I once heard that if you love what you do, then you will never work a day in your life. While this used to sound like one of those sayings that doesn’t make much sense, I have found the truth in this adage since I entered one of the smallest majors at the Academy. While there are not very many of us, we are definitely the closest and proudest major. The Electrical Engineering Department is a family here at the USCGA. In the Class of 2017 alone, we only have 15 cadets who are electrical engineers. While it is challenging and often frustrating, it is also the most rewarding experience academically I have had thus far.


As I entered into my final year here at the Academy, I realized that I have yet to regret a single moment since I joined the few who may call themselves electrical engineers. I should point out that a major reason I decided on electrical engineering had to do with its prevalence in today’s world, and its relevance to the future of technology and innovation. With the cyber strategies that we are developing, and the vulnerabilities being exploited faster than they can be detected, the field of electrical engineering will be a prosperous one for years to come. That being said, the people are what convinced me to stick with it when I faced hard times. While some teachers are committed to their students’ growth and understanding, there are also teachers that are not. While this sad fact has proven to be true, it miraculously cannot be said about any of the faculty and staff in the Electrical Engineering Department here at the Academy. When I realized that every teacher was willing to do whatever it took to help me succeed, I knew that this department was meant for me. We work with technology and circuits, and I have learned more than I ever could have imagined. The teachers will work with you one-on-one whenever you need the extra help. The people are what make the environment, and I can honestly say there is not a single place I work harder than in my engineering classes for the amazing faculty in the Electrical Engineering Department. They have inspired me to someday be as knowledgeable and passionate about the field as they all have grown to be. I can honestly say that I love what I do, and I haven’t worked a single day since I made the decision to be an electrical engineer. While I’m sure I have already sold you on switching majors, I must also point out that they always have M&M’s and coffee available here in the Electrical Engineering Department.


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