"Studying at UNH has given me more self-confidence. I have taken 12 different courses in which a significant amount of time was allocated for practical assignments."
I am a second-year graduate student working in the electrical and computer engineering department as a graduate assistant. I am a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, an international honor society for computing and information disciplines. Prior to coming to UNH, I was studying computer games and entertainment at Goldsmiths College in London. In my home country of Iran, I was a computer programming instructor, and I worked as a software developer.
Why did you choose UNH and what attracted you to your graduate program?
I was told about UNH by my uncle, Dr. Alireza Daneshfar, an associate professor of accounting in the College of Business. As I learned more about the University, I found the computer science program interesting. Also, traveling to the U.S. gave me the chance to work for some of the leading IT companies in the world.
How have your experiences at UNH helped prepare you for your desired career path?
Studying at UNH has given me more self-confidence. I have taken 12 different courses in which a significant amount of time was allocated for practical assignments. Balancing theoretical and practical teaching methods has led me to individual self-assessment.
Tell us about a memorable hands-on learning experience such as a class project, applied research or an internship that you have participated in.
I have been working on various software development projects. These projects enable me to learn how to perform problem identification, complete engineering design work, participate in team projects and learn time and resource management skills.
What are your post-graduation plans?
After graduating from UNH, I hope to gain employment in the game development industry.