Felipe Diaz-Cruz and his classmates shrank a Texas Instrument (TI) system from the size of an older PC to that of a home phone. His work caught the attention of TI recruiters.

Not everyone can pinpoint a transformational event in their life. But Felipe Diaz-Cruz is fortunate to have experienced two life-changing moments ― both while he was studying at FIU, where he ultimately received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

“Two professors were absolute game-changers,” Diaz-Cruz says. “They saw something in me and gave me so many opportunities. None of what came later would have happened if I hadn’t come to FIU and met them.”

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