"During my time at Purdue University I had the opportunity to learn and grow in numerous ways, both professionally and personally. Being a Teaching Assistant (TA) for several years allowed me to work closely with students from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles, which provided me with a deeper understanding of their unique perspectives and needs. This experience helped me develop strong communication and interpersonal skills, which are essential in any industry. I was fortunate to work with some amazing professors like Professor Dunsmore, who not only taught me valuable academic lessons, but also provided me with practical advice and guidance to succeed in the workforce. As a result, I was able to develop a set of skills that I could apply in my future career, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication. Moreover, my interactions with students, both as a TA and a peer, enabled me to broaden my horizons and learn about different cultures and lifestyles. In summary, my experience at Purdue University was a transformative one that allowed me to develop a range of skills and perspectives that I still use today. Being a TA, working with exceptional professors and interacting with students from diverse backgrounds have all contributed to my personal and professional growth."
- Kedar Abhyankar, BS in Computer Science '22