An Alumni Talk was organized by KIIT School of Electronics Engineering (KSoEE) for the students of B. Tech 2nd and 3rd Year on 27th February 2021. The talk was the third in the series. The speaker, Mr. Samanwaya Jena provided an overview of the work happening in Analog Devices, Boston, USA and his part of work in the same. Analog Devices is one of the leading electronics manufacturing companies in the world.
He highlighted the challenges in the sector across the automotive electronics, audio and video products, power monitor and control and processors. Mr. Jena also stressed upon the different skill-set required among the students to become a successful engineer. He suggested the way forward, what to choose, how to choose and when to choose. He also emphasized the students to devote time in different extracurricular activities like managing KIIT fest, doing projects, participating in different tech activities, tech societies or labs.
Mr. Jena advised the present batch to become masters in whichever sector they intend to work. He also suggested they invest in learning new things, using technology, keeping one updated, building up knowledge and improving writing skill. Learning attitude, patience and good writing skill will help them grow in their profession.
The session was attended by the students of 2nd, 3rd and 4th year and faculty members of School of Electronics Engineering. The program was coordinated and concluded by Dr. Arindam Basak, Associate Dean, T&P, Dr. P. K. Parta, Associate Professor, School of Electronics Engineering. Prof. Patra thanked Dr. Suprava Patnaik, Dean and Dr. A. K. Ray, Director Academics, School of Electronics Engineering for their all-time support and enthusiasm.
Mr. Samanwaya Jena graduated from KIIT Deemed to be University in 2011 with a Bachelors in Technology in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. Following his graduation, he moved to the US to pursue a Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering and graduated from the University of Florida, Gainesville in 2013. While pursuing his masters he worked at Blackberry as an RF Wireless Designer and later moved on to Analog Devices in Boston where he is a Systems Application Engineer for the last seven years. Besides his life as an engineer, Samanwaya loves sailing and hiking outdoors. He loves sharing stories of his adventurous travels whenever he gets a chance.