Name: Aditya (Adi) Prabhu – Alumni of SMU
Home Country and City: Mumbai, India
Undergraduate Institution: Canara Engineering College, Visvesvaraya Technological University
SMU Graduate program: M.S. Telecommunications and Network Engineering
Why did you choose SMU? I was working at a Japanese multinational company known as Toyo Engineering Corporation as a project-IT engineer. I met a variety of diverse people and it was an amazing experience. Since my passion was always telecommunications and network engineering, I wanted to take my skills to a new level. I saw that the institutional framework at SMU provided students the opportunity to purse self-designed projects in research, services and creative work, on campus and in local and global communities. I had many interactions with Dr. Scott Kingsley and he was just amazing. All these things contributed to me coming to SMU. I was preparing myself to be a world citizen.
What I do now? I work at Centurylink Headquarters at Monroe, Louisiana. CenturyLink is a global communications, hosting, cloud, and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. I work at the Network Design Center where I design custom solutions for the customers after designing the network. I handle sales and engineering and our group generates revenue for the company by designing networks which are then implemented by the engineering division.