Student Spotlight: Aditya Kumar

 

Aditya Kumar 

Aditya is one of the first faces that you will see when you walk into the CPGE building so make sure to say hi!

Major: MS Software Engineering

Hometown: India

What is your dream job?

I want to create pieces of software that will solve some of the problems of society. The coursework here at SJSU might be helpful in the path towards that.

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

As a Student Assistant here at SJSU, I get to help students and professors, making their life at SJSU a bit easier. Apart from that, as of now I am not part of any student organizations but would love to get involved in some of them with the aim to help the society as a whole.

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

* India has 22 recognized local languages and there are as many as 19,500 known languages and dialects across the country.

* North Sentinel Island located in India , is one of the last “untouched” places on Earth.

* The ‘Kumbh Mela’ is a spiritual event held once in 12 years in Northern India. This religious gathering is so vast that it is visible in space through a satellite. Last Time, It attracted over 70 million people.

* There is a town in India which is the wettest inhabited place on Earth. The Monsoon season here is almost six-month-long.

What do you enjoy most about SJSU?

The diversity here. One gets to interact with people from so many different cultures.

Where is your favorite spot on our campus and why?

The Library and SRAC because of the resources they provide for one to learn and play as well.

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

That I would see so many people from my country.

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Enjoy your time here and visit the campus till you have the chance to do that.

 

 

Learn more about the International House (I-House)

International House is a university housing option for both international  and domestic students! We offer a community living community perfect for people who want to connect, make friends, and who are curious about other cultures and people from around the world. Come to the house Monday-Friday 10am-6pm for a tour and check out our website sjsu.edu/ihouse for more information! Applications for next spring can be submitted starting October 1st!

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Fall 2022 Advising Hours

For the month of August, we will continue to offer both in-person and virtual appointments. We will also continue to offer our Front Desk Zoom Q&A, and of course be available to you for any quick in-person questions. 

Given recent staff transitions, we will offer fewer walk-in advising sessions in August, but will continue to adjust to meet your needs. Please take note that:

  • Effective August 22nd, walk-in advising will take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday from 2-4pm. For virtual appointments with an advisor, please go here.
  • Effective August 15th, Front Desk Zoom Q&A will be offered from 1:30-3pm every day (M-F) and also from 10am-12pm on Fridays..
  • The ISSS front reception will be open for in-person quick questions from 9am-4pm, Monday through Thursday, so we are open and ready to serve you. All services will remain virtual on Fridays.

Meet your 2022 Global Leaders!

Our 2022 Global Leader team hails from India, Malaysia, Vietnam, and right here in the U.S.  They are a mix of both undergraduate and graduate students with majors ranging from Computer Engineering to Advertising, and International Business. While they may come from different cultural backgrounds and have different academic pursuits, one thing they have in common is their commitment to supporting SJSU international students. Read their welcome messages, and view their welcome video here.

Aadarsha Nanthakumar

Major: MS Biomedical Engineering

Home Town: Madurai, India 

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome International Students! Reaching this far was no mean feat. Wishing you all the very best in all your future endeavors and I can’t wait to make use of this privilege to impart the knowledge to take you higher in your various pursuits.

 

Aadesh Sharma

Major: MS Engineering Management

Home Town: India

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome to SJSU!

 

Colin Mick

Major:  BS Advertising

Home Town: Davis, California

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

I’m excited to meet all of you incoming international students! Continuing your studies in a completely new country can be a big adjustment, and I hope I can help you enjoy your time here at SJSU.

 

Jeet Parekh

Major: MS Data Analytics

Home Town: Gandhinagar, India

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

I am delighted to assist you in making a seamless transition to your new campus life and always available to assist you with any concerns or questions you may have regarding our service and teaching procedures. I hope you are able to gain a variety of knowledge and joyful memories that will benefit you in the future. ps- Every day, you can learn something new if you listen.

 

Michelle Law

Major: BS International Business

Home Town: California 

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome to SJSU!

Mohammad Fadzrill Aliff Bin Fadzhairi (Aliff)

Major: BS Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Systems

Home Town: Malaysia

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome to everyone to SJSU! I hope you will enjoy your time here and feel connected to SJSU.

 

Riya Shah

Major: BS Computer Engineering

Home Town: India

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome to SJSU!

Sarthak Chauhan

Major: BS Computer Science

Home Town: Delhi, India

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Hello everyone!, I hope you are excited for your journey here in San Jose. As an international student there are a lot of things to learn about this place. I just want you guys  to enjoy the process. Best of luck.

 

Shanivi Gupta

Major: MS Human Factors/Ergonomics 

Home Town: New Delhi, India

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome to San Jose State! Hope you will meet new people and discover great opportunities during your time at the university. Always believe in yourself, set goals and crush them! Also, never hesitate to reach out because we are always there for you! Go Spartans!

 

Thi Bui

Major: BS Computer Science

Home Town: Vietnam

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome to SJSU!