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Engineers Week 2020: Electrical Engineering Co-Op, B. Alkevicius Enjoys the Daily Innovations and New Interactions that Engineering Offers

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Feb 21, 2020 11:14:45 AM

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Tomorrow is the last day of 'Engineers Week 2020', a week long national celebration of engineering. Founded by the National Society for Professional Engineers in 1951, "EWeek (February 16–22, 2020) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers." (www.nspe.org)

In honor of this national celebration, PBA asked a few of its engineers who are at different stages in their careers, a series of questions relating to what led them to become engineers.

We spoke with Brendan Alkevicius, an electrical engineering co-op in PBA's Corporate Office group who joined PBA early last month as a first term co-op. Alkevicius is currently attending Oakland University and anticipates earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Business Management in May of 2022.

When asked what inspired Brendan to become an an engineer he had this to say.

Alkevicius: "My brother, Chris inspired me to become an engineer. He originally had little interest in earning his degree, but then decided that he would go back to school, earn his GED, and then eventually a degree in engineering. His motivation towards this career inspired me to take a deeper look into electrical engineering. After doing some of my own research and seeing his success, I also became interested in electrical engineering."

PBA: "What do you love most about engineering?"

Alkevicius: "I love that every day is a learning experience. There is always innovations and new interactions that you never really thought about, that pop in day to day."

PBA: "What advice do you wish to give those considering a career in Engineering?"

Alkevicius: "Be prepared to learn & make mistakes, it’s okay to be wrong. Also be prepared for other people to make mistakes and things to go wrong. Learning from these mistakes is what makes you become a better engineer."

For more information about Engineers Week 2020 go to: https://www.nspe.org/resources/partners-and-state-societies/national-engineers-week and to learn about DiscoverE Engineers Week programs go to: http://discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week

To apply for or learn more about our co-op or career opportunities submit an on-line application, or e-mail your resume with salary requirements to careers@pbanet.com or contact Human Resources at 248.879.5666

This year, Peter Basso Associates, Inc. is celebrating 30 years of service. PBA is a 100% employee-owned firm.

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