Meet a Shocker: Jesús Nogués


Jesús Nogués came to Wichita State University from Paraguay because of the university's reputation for industry partnerships and applied learning. He was not disappointed.

Jesús is one of more than 2,200 students eligible for spring 2023 graduation. Learn more about his time at Wichita State and what's next for the grad. 


San Estanislao, Paraguay 


Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering

What made you want to attend Wichita State?

The excellent engineering programs and the variety of internships that Wichita State students can have in any of the companies located in Wichita. These internships help students to gain real-life engineering experience and grow as professionals. 

How are you feeling leading up to graduation?

I am super excited about what the future holds for me. I can’t wait to start my full-time job as an electrical engineer. 

What has been your biggest challenge as a student, and how did you overcome it?

I think that having classes during COVID-19 was a big challenge for most of us. I needed to adjust to online classes for almost two semesters.

What has been your most helpful learning experience at Wichita State?

Having the chance to do internships during my four years of college. I was able to work at National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) for almost three years, and then I work for an engineering consultant company in Wichita.

What are your plans after graduation?

I will be working as an electrical engineer in a local company in Wichita. 

What advice would you give other Wichita State students?

Get out of your comfort zone and involve yourself in the activities and organizations that you like. Make new friends and that will make your college life a memorable experience.

About Wichita State University

Wichita State University is Kansas' only urban public research university, enrolling almost 22,000 students between its main campus and WSU Tech, including students from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Wichita State and WSU Tech are recognized for being student centered and innovation driven.

Located in the largest city in the state with one of the highest concentrations in the United States of jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Wichita State University provides uniquely distinctive and innovative pathways of applied learning, applied research and career opportunities for all of our students.

The Innovation Campus, which is a physical extension of the Wichita State University main campus, is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks, encompassing over 120 acres and is home to a number of global companies and organizations.

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