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Graduate Student Alumni Spotlight

Electrical Engineering MS

Manuel SanchezStudent Name:  Manuel A. Sanchez

Program: Master's in Electrical Engineering

Graduated: 2014

Employer: Mount Pleasant ISD

Position:High School Teacher

What attracted you to this field?

Since I moved to the US, my goal was to pursue a graduate degree and I had the chance of doing so at UT Tyler. The beauty of the electrical engineering field is having the opportunity to explore and exploit the potential that technology has to achieve a high quality lifestyle.

Why did you choose UT Tyler?

UT Tyler was the closest university to my home place, offering affordable and flexible graduate degree programs. Also I had good references recommending the programs.

What do you like most about UT Tyler?

The UT Tyler university and electrical engineering department have the most professional, caring and competent staff I have ever experienced. They are always willing to go the extra mile to help students achieve their full potential in learning the subject matter.

What are your career aspirations?

My deepest aspiration is to work for the engineering industry and pursue a doctoral degree in electrical engineering.

What's your work experience?

I have two years of experience in planning, designing, and installing security systems, fire alarm systems, CCTV, elevators and electric escalators. Also I have nine years experience in modeling and delivering instruction to the younger minds at the high school.

Do you have any advice to pass along to other students interested in this program?

The key for success is not how much you know but how you can organize and employ what you know or what you are capable of knowing to reach a goal. Another advice is to persevere at all times, organize and plan your time working towards your degree, especially when working on research. Finally it is very important to closely work with your advisor/professor so you can get the best experience for your career.

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