35-37 Leon Street
307 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA 02115
ATTN: Priyanka Bishnoi, 301 Meserve
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
- MS in Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
- BTech in Electronics and Instrumentation, Maharishi Markandeshwar Engineering College, Haryana, India
Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in a city in northern India. Having spent my early childhood years with my grandparents, I learned my defining values from my grandmother. Some of my best childhood memories are of the times I spent with my friends and playing with my dogs, Alpha and Snoopy.
What are the specifics of your educational and professional background?
After graduating from the University of Southern California, I started my career as a product engineer in Silicon Valley. After working in the engineering and management consulting industries for a couple of years, I made a career transition to higher education. Prior to joining Khoury, I worked for the College of Engineering at Northeastern University as a student services advisor and advised MS and PhD students in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most about what you do?
My current role involves teaching an undergraduate co-op preparation course, advising and preparing students for a successful co-op search, and working with employers to develop new co-op opportunities.
I really enjoy working with students to help them achieve their professional goals. I love watching my students succeed and hearing about their co-op experiences.
What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at Khoury College?
I am fascinated by the cooperative education program at Khoury. Co-op allows students to alternate semesters of academic study with employment in the desired field, providing them with an opportunity to integrate their classroom learning with real-world experiences. Students not only develop skills and experience in their field of interest, but broaden their perspectives as future professionals.
The impact that the co-op program and advisors have on a student’s intellectual and professional growth is extremely powerful.