FRIDAY FORUM: Akshay Deshpande

Friday Forum is here! It's a chance for everyone to get to know our HCIM cohort. Catch up every week to learn about the diverse backgrounds that makeup UMD's HCIM.

What year are you in the HCIM program?

I am a first year.

Where are you originally from?

I am from India.

What was your undergraduate degree in?

I have an undergrad degree in Computer Engineering.

Why did you choose UMD's HCIM program?

I choose this program because of the flexibility in the curriculum and because it was a highly recommended program.

What classes are you taking this semester?

I am taking: INST 631—Intro to HCI, INST 701—Research Methods, and INST728D—Interaction Design.

What is your favorite class so far? Why?

INST 631 - Intro to HCI. Great assignments and really interesting content!

What is one thing you wish you knew before coming to UMD?

That I'd eventually feel homesick and miss food from home :)

After school, what is your dream job?

Product designer

What’s the last thing you watched on TV?

The Blacklist, Season 3.

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