ECE Masters Program: Kaviya Ram Pandurangan
During her time earning a Master’s Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering in 2020, Kaviya Ram Pandurangan said the community she found at The Ohio State University led to her success today.
Because of the skills she picked up, she recently began a role as an engineer at Cummins in Columbus, Indiana.
“My journey at Ohio State was filled with interesting and exciting projects and research opportunities,” Pandurangan said. “It was home away from home. I made a lot of friends over here. It was indeed a surreal experience to work with people from different parts of the world. Not only did I improve my technical skills, but also my networking skills.”
For incoming students to the MS program, the alumna encourages each one to get more involved in and outside of the classroom. Meet the professors and fellow graduate students.
“The best parts of Ohio State University are the faculty members, the mentors, and the advisors who made sure they were a part of our journey and made our mission theirs. They encouraged us throughout the way. They are passionate in what they do and all the experiences they share are always inspiring and thought-provoking,” Pandurangan said.
This also means reaching out beyond the classroom and exploring the student organizations.
“I really enjoyed the learning experience that I gained from being a part of the Ohio State University’s EcoCAR team. Being a multidisciplinary team, people with different perspectives worked toward one mission and it was incredible. I was part of this team for one semester,” she said.
Pandurangan said all of this extra effort getting to know other students and opportunities is all a part of her overall, long-term, career goals.
A specific ECE course took this a step even further – project management.
“It definitely made us industry-ready. It helped us in understanding the entire organization structure and how different processes take place. From the planning phase to the execution phase, everything was a really good experience,” she said.
The alumna said students thinking about graduate school should remember one thing. The experience should be rewarding.
“All that I have to say to my fellow Buckeyes is the world is your oyster – explore, enjoy and follow your heart,” Pandurangan said. “Enjoy this wonderful phase of your life. Live your life with passion and curiosity. Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye.”
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