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Susan Sidersky

Susan Sidersky


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Susan's work combines: Engineering, Technology, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Implementation Engineer

I coordinate, plan, and implement the purchase and procurement of hardware equipment.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Industrial Engineering

    University of Florida

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Computer Hardware Engineers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Industrial Engineering

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Always liked math, didn't know what to do with that knowledge.

  • 2.

    Went to Univ of FL, majored in Math, thought I'd be a math teacher.

  • 3.

    Lost interest in teaching, didn't want to do research, went to college counselor.

  • 4.

    Counselor suggested Industrial Engineering. I didn't even know what that was.

  • 5.

    Took a lot of courses in the sciences, focused on the "human" side of engineering.

  • 6.

    Got a job with Southern Bell, expanded knowledge with each new evolution of the network.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    Engineering is too hard for girls. The boys won't talk to you or help you.

  • How I responded:

    Break down the hard part into smaller manageable pieces. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Speak up.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Being a shy girl/introvert in a field of mostly boys (for every 10-15 boys, there were 2-3 girls). The girls stuck together, but when I was the only girl, I knew I had to talk to the boys as equals, not in a flirty sexual way.