Meet the Team: Soundarya

photo of student employee Soundarya

Name: Soundarya

Major: Computer Science

Status: Graduate Student

What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS? My favorite thing about being a student at UIS is its class size, it helps in getting one-to-one help from the professors over the coursework. The small community size of the campus puts us in an environment where we get to interact with people from many cultural backgrounds. Also working at the Brookens Library is my favorite thing about being a student at UIS.

What are your goals for the semester? My goal for this semester is to stay focused on my studies and maintain a good GPA. I am also planning to learn a new programming language by the end of the semester. I would like to make time and workout at campus gym and stay healthy. I also would love to make time and explore different places in the United States.

If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why? If there was a reality TV show of my life it would be called ‘Live, Learn and Evolve’, as I always try to change myself into a better me by learning from my flaws and experiences.

Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies? I am one of the board members of Indian Student Organization (ISO) here on campus.The organization focuses on preserving and promoting the Indian culture to the University community.

What have you learned since working at the library? Brookens Library made me learn how to live organized and manage time. Working as a Student Employee made me learn to pay keen attention to every detail and taking responsibilities. I also learned how to be kind and provide a good service to patrons.

What are your post-graduation plans? I will be graduating in Fall 2020. After my graduation, I plan to move to Chicago or Texas and start looking for jobs. I would like to find a job in my field which would mostly be in Data Sciences or Coding.

What is your favorite item from the library collection? I like the board games and technical sections from the library of things collection. Apples to Apples to Go from board games. Drawing Tablet and Sphero from technical section are my favorite things from the collection.

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