Student Spotlight: Saketh Kamatham

Saketh Kamatham

Saketh is a Spring 2023 graduate who is one of our amazing speakers at this semester’s graduation celebration! He has been involved with our iSucceed Mentorship Program as a mentor for a few years.

Major: MS Computer Science

Hometown: Hyderabad, India

View Saketh’s Speech at our Spring/Summer 2023 ISSS Graduation Celebration event!

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to work as a Software Engineer with Apple. The curriculum design for the MS Computer Science Program at SJSU helps me a lot in pursuing this goal as it is designed to impart the necessary knowledge and practical skills that I would need to get to my dream Job. SJSU also has many opportunities to hone your leadership skills and build connections, which I believe will add a lot of value in achieving my goal.

What types of activities are you involved in at SJSU or in the community?

International Peer Mentor – iSucceed Mentorship Program

Team Member (Media) – SJSU Hike Club

Volunteer – SJSU Garden

What is something that you want others to know about your hometown, home country or culture?

Hyderabad is a city that is steeped in history and culture, and is known as the “City of Pearls” for its famous pearl trade. The city is home to iconic landmarks such as the Charminar, an impressive monument built in the 16th century, and the historic Golconda Fort. The city is also famous for its delicious cuisine, which includes spicy biryanis, haleem, and kebabs. The people of Hyderabad are known for their warmth and hospitality, making it a wonderful place to visit or live in.

What do you enjoy most about SJSU?

The people, the opportunities, the culture and the overall environment.

Where is your favorite spot on our campus and why?

My favorite Spot would be the SJSU Student Union. It has games, food, the bookstore and a great place to relax.

What do you wish you would have known sooner about life in the U.S. or being at SJSU?

It’s important to be proactive and take advantage of the many resources available to us and the people at SJSU are very friendly and helpful.

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

To our Global Spartan community, I want to emphasize the importance of balancing academic success with mental and physical health. As students, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the demands of coursework and extracurricular activities, but it’s crucial to prioritize self-care and seek out campus resources when needed. I want to remind our community to have fun and enjoy the college experience. While academic success is important, college is also a time for personal growth, exploration, and making lasting memories. Don’t be afraid to try new things, join clubs and organizations, and connect with your fellow Spartans. Remember that difficulties are temporary and that with the right mindset and support, you can overcome any challenge.

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