Hi! My name is Taralicin Deka and I am honored to be chosen as the SWE Graduate Representative for the yeara 2017-2018. I am a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at CU Boulder. My specialization as a graduate student is in Controls but I have a diverse area of research and interest and I enjoy exploring the various opportunities in this vast field of Aerospace Engineering.
This year as the CU SWE Graduate Representative, apart from focusing on monthly meetups/ happy hours/ coffee hours and other fun activities I also want to hold up some sessions where the SWE graduate student family gets together and discusses academia and career. I believe that in this crucial phase of life, it is very important for all of us to discuss opportunities, share information, develop our networking skills and take steps that will help us build our career. I will be organizing panel discussions along with networking events to bridge the gap between academia and industry and will also hold special sessions to discuss career opportunities for ‘International students’ in the highly competitive industrial world in the United States. I am very excited to be a part of SWE and I am looking forward to an amazing year with you all.