Purdue University School of Engineering
Why did you decide to study at IUPUI?
The Electrical Engineering program at IUPUI was what really brought me here. My sister was already at IUPUI and she really loved it. I also really liked the idea of the downtown location because, as an international student without a car, it allowed me to still get internships, jobs, and explore the city easily.
How has IUPUI helped you to reach your career goals?
I went to the IUPUI career fairs and always made a point of talking to the people at the Cummins booth. During my final year at IUPUI, I chose to do a research project on Cummins and I was able to talk with several employees about the company. I think this really impressed the person working the Cummins booth at the career fair that year, which is what lead to my internship, and eventually lead to a full time job.
What advice would you give to future students looking for an internship or job?
Think about your grades, but also think about what sets you apart from other students besides academics. Help out around the community, get involved on campus, develop communication skills, and be open to learning about different cultures and norms. If you’re confident, employers pick up on that, and it will help you immensely.