Kaushik's advice for any incoming engineering students: embrace the experience.
"[You] have to be a part of the ANU experience to feel and understand how wonderful it is, the vibrant culture, and the happening environment altogether makes ANU special.”
“The systems engineering degree at ANU is not restricted to its academic curriculum, it can be better described as a journey or unique experience from which one gains a broader knowledge of all aspects in life.”
This is the approach he has taken throughout his time in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree at ANU.
The mechatronics major, who joins ANU as an international student from India, has approached his time at ANU as an opportunity to gain so much more than an education – but as an opportunity to gain life skills.
“I have been enjoying the perfect standard of living in Canberra for students, managing all my duties and responsibilities by myself, in other words taking a step forward in life.”
But this doesn’t mean Kaushik hasn’t focused on his academics. As the recipient of the prestigious ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship in 2017, Kaushik has excelled in his studies.
His favourite course at ANU has been one that combined challenging content with real-life situations and problems.
He recognises that it will be this combination of academic excellence and practical life-skills that will give him the advantage when he graduates.
“…analysing real life problems and providing a logical solution for them. It is not only about technical knowledge but also about communication and interactive skills.”
Kaushik’s goal when he graduates is to continue his learning journey and build on his skill-set by working across industries, with different teams, using diverse engineering approaches.
His final words of advice: “Put your best foot forward and you will surely love the experience”