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Say Hello to MITS ’19 Student, Jamuna Maharjan!


ITS has many talented students in both its bachelor’s and master’s programs. However, what makes the program impressive isn’t just the ability of the students, but also their diversity. Part of this melting pot of excellence is grad student Jamuna Maharjan from Nepal.

Maharjan is a current graduate student in ITS. Before coming to Ohio University in August of 2017, she was a TA in the Advanced Engineering College in Kathmandu, Nepal. “I helped assist a number of practical labs for subjects such as computer networks and C++ programming,” said Maharjan. “It was enjoyable and definitely helped prepare me for my graduate education.”

This statement holds true considering both the graduate assistant work done by Maharjan and her research. She previously worked with Dr. Aruaz on his Smart Cities project and Dr. Kruse on his Delay Tolerant Network research. Currently, she is working on her professional project.

“I am working on a project related to assessing the network management system for the Interplanetary Overlay Network,” said Jamuna. “I am trying to assess the system’s information and embed it into an external open source version.”

Supporting this experience is Maharjan’s education within ITS. She has learned a great deal about the IT industry from her coursework. “I enjoyed a number of interesting courses in the curriculum, particularly Internet Engineering,” Maharjan said. “Along with this, I appreciate all of the professors, especially Dr. Roycroft.”

Ultimately, the well-rounded experience she has gained will prepare Maharjan for the industry. Currently, she is applying for positions in the U.S. Best of luck, Jamuna!

Spotlight on MITS ’19 Student, Nana Ekow Taylor


The school of ITS provides a challenging and industry conscious curriculum that produces many talented individuals in the workforce. Reflecting this are the wide range of companies many ITS undergrad and grad students work for upon graduation; examples – Nationwide, Progressive and Huntington. However, one grad student by the name of Nana Ekow Taylor, has received a position at a company like none other, Facebook.

Taylor is a grad student in the ITS program, originating from Accra, Ghana. Before coming to the United States, January 2018, Taylor was a telecommunications and software engineer for various companies. However, despite his success in the industry already, Taylor decided to pursue his master’s degree.

“After working a couple of years in the industry, I realized there was a trend of new developments and I felt that I needed to acquire some new knowledge and skills to remain relevant,” said Taylor. “Having said this, I thought to pursue higher education as a means of achieving this”.

Throughout his graduate experience, Taylor has taken a course load that has supplied him with a wide range of knowledge with industry concepts. Along with this, he has worked with Professor Aruaz on some of his projects as an graduate assistant. All of this knowledge and experience led up to Taylor’s application to Facebook.

“It was pretty straightforward. Once I turned in my application, I got an email from a recruiter and I was given a shot,” said Taylor. “After that, there was a series of 4 interviews, some technical, others personal.”

Upon interviewing, Taylor’s experience with telecommunications, programming and project management was what set him apart from other candidates. This ultimately resulted in his job offer and acceptance.

“It was a pretty exciting day,” said Taylor. “I always wanted work experience in the U.S., but I never expected a company like Facebook. I am very happy for this opportunity”.

Taylor will start his position after the end of Spring semester. He will be relocating to California, where the HQ of Facebook is located.

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