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David Sewell

David Sewell


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David's work combines: Design, Technology, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Radio Access Network Engineer

I design and improve AT&T's cellular network.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Mechanical Engineering

    University of Missouri-Columbia

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Telecommunications Engineering Specialists:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Telecommunications Engineering

Bachelor's Degree: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    In high school, my strengths were in math and science, and I loved learning about new technologies.

  • 2.

    In my first year of college, I enrolled in engineering courses but explored other majors, as well.

  • 3.

    I enjoyed my engineering courses and clubs, so I chose to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.

  • 4.

    I did a couple of internships to get an idea of what it is like to work in different industries.

  • 5.

    Applied to AT&T because I was interested in their technology development program.

  • 6.

    Received a job at AT&T upon graduating, and I'm now learning about new technologies and designing.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    You should be a doctor.

  • How I responded:

    It is important to discover what you are passionate about in life. Those who are passionate about what they do are happy to go to work each day and excel in their field.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Joining engineering clubs was a great way for me to apply what I was learning in my classes. Doing internships exposed me to engineering processes being used in the "real world".