Victoria Coverstone
Dr. Victoria Coverstone
Prof. and Associate Head of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois
IL
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  • Julia

    Added Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Hello, I'm a junior in high school and currently attend engineering classes at my local Career and Technology center. I would like to major in engineering management, which is not a very common field to get a degree in. Would it be better to get an engineering degree in a field such as aerospace then go to graduate school for my management degree or major in engineering management? If anyone received their degree in engineering management; was it easy to find a job with this particular degree?
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    Victoria Coverstone, University of Illinois
    Answered Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Hello Julia,

    Some universities offer an undergraduate degree in Technology and Engineering Management.

    These programs tend to be extremely competitive and are typically degrees that are co-taught between engineering and business colleges.

    Students ...

  • Justin, Walterboro , S.C.

    Added Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    Was it frustrating to learning how to do your job? Also could give me suggestions on what I need to take for Aerospace Engineering.
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    Victoria Coverstone, University of Illinois
    Answered Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 12:49 PM
    Learning any profession most likely has frustrating experiences during the training period. I found aerospace engineering to be no different. The math and physic knowledge that one needs to be a good aerospace engineer is broad so start taking ...
  • Nathalie Quintero, Daytona Beach, FL asked Victoria Coverstone, University of Illinois

    Added Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Hello. I just finish my freshman year of Aerospace Engineering. I love all related to airplanes, and my dream job is to something combining airplanes with spaceships just as Virgin Galactic is doing. During my freshman year, it was a bit of a struggle keeping up with the classes, and also coming from Venezuela to USA. I've been really good in math and physics. I currently have a 3.72 of CGPA. Sometimes I doubt myself if I can make it, but I'm more concerned about getting an internship, because ...
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    Victoria Coverstone, University of Illinois
    Answered Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 3:22 PM
    Dear Nathalie, Congratulations on doing well in the challenging aerospace engineering curriculum. You should be proud of your accomplishments and have confidence in your abilities. I recommend that you consider an internship during the summer after your ...
  • Nerissa asked Victoria Coverstone, University of Illinois

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:38 AM

    Hello, I am a junior ME student and often I feel the effects of being a woman in a man's world. I hear of (male) classmates who took engineering courses in high school or had engineering related jobs before coming to college. I didn't decide that I wanted to go into engineering until my senior year of high school so I sometimes feel like I am "behind" the boys in class. I am just wondering if this was the case for any of you and if it affected your success in obtaining jobs after graduation. ...
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    Victoria Coverstone, University of Illinois
    Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:38 AM
    Dear Nerissa, The willingness to work hard and to be a team player is every bit as important in the engineering industry as having a mastery of engineering fundamentals. If you want to be an engineer, then I encourage you to go for it! You can always ...