Aneesh Yarlagadda began his electrical engineering studies in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University in the fall 2023 semester. He is particularly interested in the electric power and energy systems pathway in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, part of the Fulton Schools, and is also planning to pursue the robotics field in the future.

Aneesh chose to study electrical engineering at ASU due to the university’s research initiatives in the energy field and various energy-related programs. Outside of his classes, he is an active member of ASU’s student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, as well as the ASU cricket club. Aneesh enjoys participating in a variety of sports and competitions.

In addition to his extracurricular activities, he is interested in joining electrical engineering-related clubs to research different energy sources and technologies to develop technology beneficial to society. After completing his undergraduate degree, Aneesh plans to pursue a master’s degree in robotics and machinery, focusing on the hardware aspects of these fields.

Aneesh’s advice for students:

“As an international student from India attending Arizona State University, I would advise you to get involved on campus with clubs and teams that align with your interests. Participating in student organizations is a great way to enhance your college experience and make meaningful connections.

Look into joining professional societies like the IEEE. These groups not only provide opportunities to explore your academic and extracurricular passions, but also allow you to develop leadership, teamwork and networking skills.

In addition to joining clubs, make sure to regularly attend career fairs hosted by the university. This will help you get your name and resume out there, even if you don’t feel fully qualified for the roles yet. Practice your interviewing skills and seek out internships or research opportunities to build up your experience.

Getting involved on campus and proactively pursuing career development opportunities will not only enrich your time at ASU, but also better prepare you for the future, whether that’s pursuing a master’s degree in robotics and machinery or launching your career.”

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