Jewel Rana Palit
M.S. Engineering: Civil '22
Hometown: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Job: Graduate Research Assistant
MS Program: Civil Engineering
Why did you choose UTC CECS?
I have similar research interests with one of the faculty and there are good scholarship opportunities.
What is your career ambition and how is the MS program helping you get there?
I want to go into the Transportation Industry and the MS program is providing required skillsets and experience from multidimensional perspectives.
What have you liked about the MS program?
Approachable, expert and friendly faculties; Research Direction, Department’s all-time willingness to help students in progressing.
Did you take any online courses?
Yes. The materials are easily accessible with good quality.
What opportunities have you had during your degree to gain other skills?
I have had research opportunities with experts in similar area and doing projects with professionals.
Have you had support from CECS faculty/staff?
Yes, I've always gotten help from everyone: professors, staff, and coworkers. It's difficult to pick just a handful. Dr. Osama A. Osman (my first supervisor), Dr. Weidong Wu (current supervisor and graduate coordinator), Dr. Mina Sartipi (supervisor), Dr. Joseph O. Owino (Department Head), Dr. Ignatius Fomunung, and Karen Lomen (Administrative Assistant) are just a few of the names that come to mind.
How has the program helped you?
Getting cutting edge courses and making me prepared for my next journey.
What has been the best part of your experience?
Anyone I asked for any help (faculty or staff), they were always very supportive.
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