Brandon got to travel the world talking to experts in the semiconductor industry. Not a bad reason to become an engineer by any stretch of the imagination.
When do you first recall wanting to become an engineer? It wasn’t until college that I knew engineering was a profession I would enjoy. I didn’t get involved in any robotics competitions early, which I regret, but when I was younger I enjoyed math and problem solving, so I was told that engineering may be a good career path for me. Freshman year in college I had a small robotics project and really enjoyed it and that’s when I knew I had made the right choice.
How long have you been at NI and what has been your career path here? Seven years. I started as an applications engineer and then I moved to product marketing. I’ve been in hardware services for a while, but now I’m getting ready to make the move to field sales.
What’s been your favorite project at NI?
I created a set of Service Programs for our new Semiconductor Test System. I got to travel the world to talk with experts in the semiconductor industry in different regions to determine what their service needs and expectations were.
If a student asked you why they should pursue engineering, what would you say?
Engineering is a great way to have a direct impact in our world. If you love solving problems and facing tough challenges then this is a great career path for you.
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This post is a part of a series highlighting engineers from NI and their stories about how and why they became engineers.