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Graduate Student Alumni Spotlight

Computer Science

Spoorthy BaddamStudent Name:  Spoorthy Baddam

Program: Computer Science MS

Graduated: 2014

What attracted you to this field?

My Major in undergrad was Electronics and Communication where I had a few software related courses and I found those subjects fascinating so I thought a Masters program in CS department would help me to quench my thirst for knowledge in this field. There are a wide range of job opportunities for Computer Science majors and they are even getting paid very well.

Why did you choose UT Tyler?

After adequate research on the universities, my seniors (as well as friends) recommended that I choose UT Tyler because the curriculum of the courses offered at this university are similar to my area of interest. I am endlessly curious in learning new subjects; my major area of interest is databases, which conveyed positive feedback from the students who pursued database courses under Dr. Brown at UT Tyler. Believe me, he is the best at his profession in my regard, and the knowledge which I gained under his teaching techniques is enormous.

At UT Tyler the tuition fee is very low and affordable when compared with the other universities in Texas. Scholarships are awarded to qualified students, which makes them eligible for paying the in state tuition fee. So, basically the above reasons which I mentioned are the primary concerns of most of the students who would like to study abroad, which made me choose UT Tyler to pursue my Masters.

What did you like most about UT Tyler?

I liked the environment on campus and the atmosphere in the classrooms. The professors and their dedication towards their students, the library (it's like my second home in Tyler), the gym, the Cowan Center, the financial aid, the internships, on campus jobs and finally what I loved the most was everyone in my team at work - The Office of Graduate Admissions team.

 

Do you have any advice to pass along to other students interested in this program?

Yes, I do! Guys, never expect your course work to be easy! You have to work hard on your assignments and tests to make good grades. On the contrary, life in the US is not so peaceful as it seems to be on the other end because you will have to cook, study, take care of yourself and manage so many things (multi-tasking) but if you adapt yourselves to this system then believe me you will shine.

Check out Spoorthy's video interview and audio interview with HappySchools.com's Raghu Sukumar.

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