"I advise students to look out for every possible opportunity around them, be passionate about your interest and never give up trying. It is also important to never stop learning and be curious."
Hometown: Tamil Nadu, India.
Why did you choose to study electrical engineering at UB?
The coursework at UB had a blend of both digital and analog designing aligned perfectly with my interests. The immense research opportunities and the individual problems courses, made UB an easy choice for my higher studies.
Tell us about your internship experience.
I interned at IDEX America Inc., in Rochester, New York. I was a mixed signal verification engineer, where I had the opportunity to work on both digital and analog side of a futuristic technology of fingerprint sensors used in credit cards. The technology I was working to develop was novel and was very interesting. When the first prototype of the product was shown to us, and to imagine customers benefit from something I am working on was fascinating. It was also interesting to see how I could put my learninginto practical application. I understood, even at work, we need to keep learning untiringly to give a good outcome.
How did you get the internship opportunity?
I was referred by my faculty advisor to the Sr. Manager at IDEX America Inc., when there was a vacancy for an internship.
What advice would you give students interested in internships?
I would like to advise the students to look out for every possible opportunity around them, be passionate about your interest and never give up trying. It is also important to never stop learning and be curious.
Tell us about your career.
I am working as a Product Development Engineer at Intel Corporation, California, working in the Nonvolatile Memory Section Group.