Dear Dr. Popson:
I currently work as an electrical engineer
for Rockwell International in their automation division,
Allen Bradley. My particular job is as a field engineer. Field engineers have
a broad range of functions and abilities that are contracted out to major
industries. So far, I have worked with General Motors on their Lumina
production facility, and Gillette with their Sensor razor production.
No one works alone in engineering field work. One of the biggest problems
we face is finding engineers that are both technically competent and that work
well in the team dynamic. No matter how brilliant an engineer is, he or she
must communicate and "sell" an idea to upper management for it ever to see the
light of day. I have found that Wesleyan gives a broad range of technical classes,
but also prepares graduates to be effective communicators.
Class of '94
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