Rumaisah Munir

Rumaisah Munir

Title
Postgraduate Student
Organization
University of Surrey
Location
United Kingdom
Rumaisah Munir
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Biography
I am an Electrical Engineer with majors in Communication Systems. My research interests include Satellite Communication, Mobile Communication, Cryptography, Microwave Engineering, Nanotechnology and Quantum Engineering. I graduated with an Undergraduate degree in Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad. Currently, I am pursuing my postgraduate degree in Microwave Engineering and Wireless Subsystems Design at the University of Surrey, England, UK.
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
  • I am willing to be contacted about potential job shadowing by interested students.
  • I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.
Answers by Rumaisah Munir

Hi Rimsha,

Thank you for writing to me. 

When I started my undergraduate degree, I wasn't fully into it. I didn't find some of the courses interesting. However, now I look back at my own journey in the field! The courses that didn't fascinate me much, gave me the skills that were necessary to advance in many other areas of interest. I also tried to experiment with what I thought I was interested in. I really did think I would like 'Network Security' as a career choice but I didn't feel quite passionate about it after working in it for a year. Therefore, I have always tried to find things that will retain my interest and then tried to work my way in them. When you talk of developing your interest in EE, I'll say, you identify what you really like. My advice will be to begin a research process. EE is a very vast field with a wide number of sub-disciplines. I am quite sure, you'll like a particular area of EE. Once you find that out, study the current courses (as you're still in year 2) by linking them to your area of interest. I hope this approach will help you as it did help me very much in choosing my postgraduate degree. 

All the best!

Internships, Research work, details of all your small and large projects, engineering leadership and entrepreneurship experience.

Dear Kimberly,

It all depends on your goals. If you plan to join an industry upon graduation, it'll be better to intern somewhere to learn the practical industry aspects of Electrical Engineering. However, if you wish to join research groups, a credential program might be partially helpful. A researcher has to be academically independent and sound. 

Rumaisah M.
Electrical Engineer - Communication Systems