Graduate Student Alumni Spotlight
Student Name: Spoorthy Baddam
Program: Computer Science MSGraduated: 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.
What are your career aspirations?
My career aspiration right now is to finish my Masters with a good GPA and to earn a job in a respected organization where I'll get a chance to enrich my professional skills and enhance my knowledge. I prefer to become a Database Administrator.
What's your work experience?
I worked as a Graduate Assistant/ International Ambassador in the Office of Graduate Admissions from May 2013 to August 2014 where I maintained the social networking websites of UT Tyler. My work experience has been so good so far. Everybody at my office are kind and sweet and they help me to the max and I've learned so much by working in such kind of environment which I think would be so helpful when I start a professional career.
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.
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