Spark! Alum, Where Are They Now? – Rohit Argawal

Grab every opportunity you can to learn a new skill. Join BU Spark!, participate in hackathons and try to contribute to some well-known open-source projects. These things will make you stand out while shopping for a job in this industry.”

Rohit Argawal graduated from Boston University in 2018 with a Master’s degree in Computer Science. He joined Spark! at the beginning of this time at BU and continues to serve as a mentor since graduation. Rohit currently works as a software engineer at Databricks, a Unified Analytics Platform for Data & Machine Learning Scientists.

What do you wish someone would have told you in undergrad? 

Rohit: “Three things. 1) Grades are important but not EVERYTHING! 2) Practical experience is equally important to succeed in your role once you graduate. 3) Take a little time to enjoy yourself!”

How did Spark! help you get to where you are today?

Rohit: “BU Spark! gave me ample opportunities to learn and implement new skills which I actively use in my current role here at Databricks.”

Connect with Rohit on LinkedIn.