Jared J. Fernandez


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Me in Tokyo with Cherry Blossoms

I am a jack of all trades and a master of all. Well… At least that's what I'm aiming for. I know that most people say that it's best to focus on one thing and master a single field, but I refuse to pigeonhole myself. I feel that in this day and age, it is necessary to distinguish yourself from the general populace.

I graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nanosystems Engineering, which is basically the applied science of quantum mechanics. I felt drawn to this particular program because it was the first of its kind in the world and I have always ben looking for "the next big thing." At the time of my graduation, the program will still under review by the Board of Regents, but it was recently accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, making all graduates of the program eligible for certification by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board to become certified engineers! I find that the biggest problem facing engineers these days is that many companies feel that they need to hire specific engineers for each position. While engineers do choose a field to specialize in, we all take the exact same exam for certification and are all awarded the same certificate. For this reason, a company should have no issue in hiring an electrical engineer for a mechanical engineering position, or vice versa. By holding out specifically for a mechanical engineer, they are likely missing out on thousands of highly qualified candidates that could do the job just as well.

Aside from formal academics, I study many other fields in my personal time, including computer science, information technology, electronics, music, art, literature, meteorology, fishkeeping, athletics, oceanography, medicine, and more. I am planning to use this website partly as a showcase to my discoveries and learnings in these fields, somewhat like a digital notebook.

I grew up in the New Orleans area where I lived for the first 25 years of my life, save for the four years I spent in Ruston for university. I have recently relocated to the San Digeo area in 2011, after undertaking a two month world trip before "settling down." At this time, I am actively searching the job market, while at the same time, continuing to expand my knowledge in several fields that pique my interest. My latest projects have been in the realm of computer networking and home automation.

At this time, my greatest wish would be to find a position where I could use all of my combined knowledge in order to do research that will make a measurable impact to people's daily lives. I find that so many jobs are very narrow-focused or restrict the employees in such a way that they cannot completely apply themselves.

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