Ashik Gowdar

I am a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. My interests span thermal-fluid engineering, electronics, aerospace, theoretical physics, symbology, sports and music. I am currently a Peer Advisor at CDC.

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Got time? Do a co-op!

Filed in Finding a Job by on December 8, 2010 0 Comments

Hi All, If you are one of the people who came in with AP college credits and are thinking of double majoring or minoring in something, I will add another worthy candidate to your list- do a co-op. If you didn’t come in with AP credits, you can still do a co-op with good planning. […]

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Size Matters! Small company or big company

Filed in Finding a Job by on December 1, 2010 0 Comments

So it’s that time of the year when looking for a summer internships top the list of my priorities. After working as a co-op in a mid sized company last year, I am now confused whether to seek out a small company or a big company. Both have their pros and cons. I really enjoyed working for a […]

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Energy Panel- A wealth of information and insight

Filed in Finding a Job by on November 12, 2010 0 Comments

Hi all, I had a chance to attend the energy panel on wednesday and oh boy! it turned out to be a treat. There were 3 panelists from very different work areas and very different backgrounds. We had a  graduate each from the ’80s, 90’s and 2000’s. The mix was perfect to get a broader perspective […]

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Right here, right now- On-Campus Recruiting

Filed in Interviewing by on November 5, 2010 0 Comments

Hey Guys, Last term, I had the opportunity to interview with Exxon Mobil right here on-campus. It was a unique experience considering I was applying for a job that was open somewhere in Texas. It made me appreciate the resources provided to us by the CDC. I personally think that on-campus recruiting is a great […]

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Junior year- Dawn of the real life

Filed in Graduate School by on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Hi all, It’s quite surprising to me how my perspective on college has changed over the past two years. In freshman year, I wanted to do something that was ‘cool’. In sophomore year, I was seeking out something I ‘love’. I am a junior now and I feel close to the real world than ever before. […]

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Deciding on a major… yet again…!

Filed in Life at WPI by on October 1, 2010 0 Comments

Hey Guys, As the term closes in on the finish line, I am being faced with a new decision to make. I contacted an ECE professor about advising a minor yesterday and it turns out I can actually double major in ECE and ME with good planning. This was really a pleasant surprise as I’ve always been […]

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Job Search- Playing the probability game

Filed in Finding a Job by on September 22, 2010 0 Comments

Hey Guys, A lot of people ask me a common question, “How do I get a job?”. Whether it’s someone looking for an on-campus job or a professional internship, I give the same answer- it’s all about playing the probability game. My theory is simply, the more you apply, the more chances you will have at getting […]

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Career Fair…!

Filed in Career Fair by on September 17, 2010 0 Comments

Hey all, I had the most exciting career fair yet on Wednesday. Though I spent only a couple of hours in the fair and talked to a few copmanies, I got good response from them. One of the most exciting things was getting called by Exxon at 10PM that night for an interview. I interview […]

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Career ops mission: Fall Career Fair

Filed in Career Fair by on September 10, 2010 0 Comments

The first career operations mission of junior year, code named Fall Career Fair will begin 15th September at thirteen hundred hours in Harrington Auditorium. I am armed with a page long resume which has been tested for accuracy at Resumazing this week. I have marked target companies and will being close combat for interviews in a […]

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A fun-filled summer and now back for more…!

Filed in Life at WPI by on September 2, 2010 0 Comments

Hi all, My name is Ashik Gowdar and I am a Junior in Mechanical Engineering. I am one of the Peer Advisors at CDC this year. I’ll be blogging my first hand experiences at WPI both as a student and a job hunter. So, stay tuned… I was able to get a co-op position in Blue […]

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