I interned at Salesforce as part of the Content Builder team. I fixed bugs and created new features to help with their software release. It gave me the real-world experience of the life of a software engineer.
Ridhi Adyanthaya
Computer information technology

Ridhi Adyanthaya

Computer information technology

What are a couple of your favorite things about your program of study?
One of my most favorite things about CIT is that it involves a lot of learned knowledge and its application. Another thing would probably be the tracks and interesting courses available.

What has been one of your favorite class projects?
For CNIT 255, a few of us made StudyBuddy, an application which helps students find people taking the same courses, to create a peer-to-peer learning environment.

What other activities are you involved in on campus?
I'm currently a resident assistant at First Street Towers, a student ambassador for the Office of the Dean of Students, a member of the Fundraising Committee of Purdue University Dance Marathon and a member of the Senior Year Experience committee.

What was something unique about one of your summer internships?
Over the summer, I interned at Salesforce as part of the Content Builder team. What I loved the most about working at Salesforce was their work culture. I fixed bugs and created new features to help with their software release. It gave me the real-world experience of the life of a software engineer.

What do you know about your program of study now that you wish someone had told you when you were choosing a major?
I wish I knew more about the flexibility in the choice of courses, in the form of electives. Another thing I wish I knew is that my major involves a lot more practical applications in classes.

What would be one piece of advice for prospective students or new Purdue students?
Be active on campus! Find clubs you're interested in. It helps you meet people from a lot of different majors, and you learn a lot.

What made you decide to choose your specific major?
I wanted a major which would provide me with technical skills along with some focus on customers.

Have questions? Email me at radyanth@purdue.edu