Published: March 8, 2020

Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder?

CU Boulder has one of the highest rankings for telecommunication industry and Denver area is an emerging telecom hub of USA. The coursework is great and faculty is industry focused. Beautiful limestone red bricks campus with flatirons as background is cherry on the cake!

What does #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag mean to you?

#ILookLikeaAnEngineer is all about breaking stereotypes related to engineers. Not all of us wear glasses and mend a broken machine. We all are passionate about different things and one thing that connects us all is—smart work.

What are three things that make you unique?

  • Amalgamation of grey matter and laughs
  • Social and networking
  • Curiosity to explore new things (from 5G in telecom to tubing in Boulder creek)

What are your career goals?

I am a firm believer of technology bring the world closer. Hence, I want to build a career in telecommunications and wireless industry that literally 'connects' all of us. I want to be a part of challenging projects of the upcoming next generation research and development,testing and implementation in networking industry. Data is the new oil and I want to play around with it.

Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going!

What are your hobbies?

I am a people person and like interacting. I also like to keep myself updated with the latest tech news. I am a wanderlust and often write blogs on my travel experiences and culture around. I am always up for good food (foodie), hiking and anything new that excites me!

What do you enjoy most about engineering?

The best thing about being an engineer is that you get to rack your brains and come up with innovative ideas. There is a kind of bliss in writing an error free code or finally completing a tough project. I enjoy all that I learn and the pressure makes us ready for the big world out there!

What is your favorite engineering experience?

My favorite engineering experience was when I actually got to install antennas physically and test their speed go up to 800 Mbps during my summer internship. It is amazing to be able to see and learn technology that world has not seen yet.

Apurva Bhiwapurkar, Class of 2020, Electrical & Computer Engineering