Tarannum Ferdous (MSEE ’16)

What inspired you to choose the master’s in electrical engineering program at UW Bothell?

The University of Washington has a great reputation for being one of the best universities in the United States. Being a part of the UW Bothell electrical engineering master’s program has made my dream of studying as a graduate student at UW possible.

What were some of the highlights of your experience as a student?

My highlights would include the faculty because they were great at teaching; they made sure students understood the course and materials. Also, the EE academic advisor and STEM graduate career counselor were very prompt in answering my questions and helping me as much as they could. I got some great career tips from the career counselor.

What courses did you enjoy the most?

The classes I enjoyed the most were the CMOS I, CMOS II (taught by Dr. Seungkeun Choi) and Power Systems (taught by Dr. Mahmoud Ghofrani).

What was the most challenging and rewarding parts of being a student?

The most challenging part of being a student was managing time and devoting equal attention to all the courses I took in a quarter, especially since there were times I took more than 10 credits in one quarter.

The most rewarding part of being a student is the knowledge you achieve, the great minds you get to interact with at UW Bothell, and needless to say the well-deserved good grades you get for your hard work.

Do you have any advice for future students?

The advice I would give to future students is that there is no alternative to hard work and dedication.

Where are you currently working, and what is your job title?

I am working as an Associate Engineer at T-Mobile.

Are there any other thoughts or advice you would like to share?

I feel blessed to be among the first graduates to earn a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington Bothell.