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Welcome to the Working Week: A Notre Dame EE’s Report from “The Real World”

Start:

9/8/2014 at 4:30PM

End:

9/8/2014 at 5:30PM

Location:

136 DeBartolo

Host:

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Thomas Fuja

Thomas Fuja

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Phone: 574-631-7244
Office: 275 Fitzpatrick Hall

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Wireless Institute Professor
Prof. Fuja research addresses reliable communication over inherently unreliable and/or constrained communication links. He has recently focused his research on the changing role that channel codes play in the context of wireless networks, i.e., to not only provide physical-layer robustness but ...
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Rob Jones received a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Philosophy from Notre Dame in 2011.  While at ND, he lived in Alumni Hall – a place he still refers to as The Center of the Universe – while playing on the Ultimate team and in the marching band. He also worked as a student, giving campus tours and fixing computers for the organization that is now called Engineering & Science Computing (ESC).

When he graduated, Rob moved to San Jose, CA where he works for Stryker Endoscopy, designing the “latest and greatest” products in minimally invasive surgery.  (It’s worth pointing out that two other recent ND EE graduates – Jane McGuinness (’14) and Shawn Steurer (’13) – also went to work for Stryker upon graduation, Jane in San Jose and Shawn in Kalamazoo, MI.)  Rob is a son of the Midwest – he grew up in the Chicago suburbs and then lived in South Bend – so the beautiful California weather is kind of wasted on him, but he does love his job.

In this talk, Rob will answer the question, “What’s it like to get that Notre Dame BSEE degree and take a real job out in Silicon Valley?”  Some of the questions he’ll address will include:

 What’s a “typical” work week look like for him and his fellow engineers?

  • What are the most important skills for someone just starting out in his/her first engineering job?
  • How well did his undergraduate studies prepare him for his job at Stryker
  • Anything else you’d like to ask him.

Seminar Speaker:

Rob Jones

Rob Jones

Stryker Endoscopy

Rob Jones received a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. Rob currently works for Stryker Endoscopy in San Jose, California.