Do you have some good advice for an electrical engineering student?

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Summary:: hello there, what are some good advices you would have liked to know when you were a student of EE?

Thanks in advance!!!
 

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Summary:: hello there, what are some good advices you would have liked to know when you were a student of EE?

Thanks in advance!!!
Study hard in high school, and develop very good study habits before you get to university. :wink:
 
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Hang tight. One of these days you'll encounter the subject that becomes your life's joy.
 
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I saw way too many people in upper-division classes who still couldn't use Kirchhoff's laws (KVL and KCL) ?:). Make sure you're not one of those people!

It's always good to refresh on basic trigonometry (especially the identities and using Euler's formula).

If you take any class covering transmission lines spend some time to learn how to use a Smith chart. It's worth it.
You'll literally be able to eyeball this equation and matching networks, and quickly convert impedance into admittance.

$$Z_{in} = Z_0 \frac{Z_L + jZ_0 tan(\beta l)}{Z_0 + jZ_L tan(\beta l)}$$

I've noticed from my friends and some coworkers, that not all schools require a materials or semiconductor class. I would try to take at least one.

Attend workshops and try to get work experience.

You should probably buy Microelectronics by Sedra and Smith if you don't have it.
 
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