Bronco Spotlight: Karthik Balakrishna

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Master of Science, electrical engineering, 2015

Current Job Title:

Product Engineer

Current Employer:

ZF-TRW

Describe your current job:

I am responsible to diagnose the failure mode of the warranty products pertaining to tire pressure sensors, passive entry/passive start, remote keyless entry, IGNM, KIN and RFHM and recommend ways to avoid such problems from occurring in future

What is the most rewarding and the most challenging part of your job?

Every day is filled with new challenges which help me explore new technologies and come up with brainstorming ideas.

What activities, resources, or people helped you prepare for your career?

To begin with it is my graduate advisor (Dr. Janos Grantner) who gleamed the path of my future with his priceless guidance. Then it was the work experience that I gained when I was with International Student Activities that helped me learn all the soft skills that I lacked and which helped me during my interviews. Finally my friends helped me during the testing times.

What advice do you have for others pursuing a career similar to yours?

Talk to your graduate advisor as often as you can. They are the best people who can shape your career. Formulate your resume the best you can as it is the only means through which you can be interviewed. The more applications you submit the better are the chances. Finally, once you are called for an interview it is your duty to know about every word you mentioned on your resume. Learning never stops. Keep updating yourself as much as you can.

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