Sandeep has decided to take a quarter off of school to work as a software engineer at Google. Here is how he is settling in so far!
So, I only have one picture of me at Google so far. Hopefully I’ll have some more later. I’m working on iOS and Android Mobile development on the Google Hangouts team. I’ve had a great experience so far. Since this is an off season internship, I have met a few other interns, but the majority of the friends I’ve made thus far are full time Googlers, so that’s pretty awesome. The campus is absolutely beautiful, and the food is soooo good. But I guess my favorite part of it all so far are the Google bikes. Since the campus is so huge, it’s really helpful for commuting. Anyways, that’s what I have so far – that I’m allowed to publicly talk about.
Today, we get perspective on finals week from another Life On Warren Mall student, Matt.
Hi Life On Warren Mall,
Finals were brutally difficult, but I passed all of my classes and even got an A. Didn’t post much because I figured studying for hours on end does not make fore the most exciting content. Having said that, some of the optics labs I had an optics lab that was pretty fun. Continuing more optics this quarter with ECE 183.
We are continuing our new series by introducing Masters student, Colin! Life On Warren Mall Meets gives a peek into UC San Diego’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department and the students that make it so great.
Colin is a Masters student who specializes in Circuits and Systems. In his free time, Colin is extremely involved in Project-In-A-Box, a class that provides students with a chance to apply complex theories to fun and engaging projects. Find out where Colin’s favorite place to get coffee on campus is and how he first became interested in Electrical Engineering!
In addition to Hamna, another one of our students, AJ, is very involved with IEEE’s UC San Diego branch.
During my freshman year of college I was introduced to IEEE, the largest engineering organization on campus. It was their projects and events that caught my interest. I was always really interested in hands-on project experience, and got involved so that I could help teach the necessary skills to other students who might have been too intimidated to start their projects by themselves.
My position at IEEE is the Quarterly Projects Chair. Quarterly Projects (or QP) are entry-level projects designed to get students to start building. While we aim to teach, it isn’t a class. We provide the challenge, materials, some starter guides and workshops, and I am also available for support and advice. We expect students to use resources available throughout campus and IEEE, to learn by doing, and apply their creativity to jump off and above the specifications we set for a competition at the end of the quarter.