Sabita is from Nepal and has a post-doctorate with a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering. After finishing getting a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, she received a scholarship which allowed her to travel to Japan to continue her education.
Today she lives in Norway and works on different projects at Simula Research Laboratory, a laboratory that conducts basic research in the fields of networks and distributed systems, scientific computing, and software engineering.
Let’s go chat with her!
[01:44] – What Sabita does for a living
[2:26] – How to remove delay in a phone conversation
[02:59] – What a day at work looks like
[06:32] – Working in a group at work as a post-doc
[07:57] – What Sabita did before acquiring her post-doc
[10:22] – How high school in Nepal was, and what she studied after high school
[13:06] Why Sabita chose to study Electronics and Communications Engineering
[14:26] – How the study period for the Bachelor’s was
[19:46] – Getting a scholarship and studying for a Master’s degree in Japan
[27:34] – Moving to Norway after the Master’s degree
[31:47] – Differences between Japan and Norway
[39:41] – What Sabita would have studied if this career path was not an option
[43:00] – Being confident and understanding oneself
[45:17] – Recommended books
[45:54] – What the future of Wireless Communication looks like
[48:27] – Life lessons learned the hard way
[50:05] – What advice Sabita would give to her 18-year-old self
Books and authors mentioned in the interview
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Choosing a College Major by Randall S. Hansen
- I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, with Christina Lamb as contributor
Links and other useful resources
- On Simula´s website you can read more about Sabita and her works and projects
- Want to find interesting books to read? On this list you´re sure to find something that fits you!
- Check out StudyJapan for more information about studying in Japan and the scholarship that Sabita applied for.
- Check out Study.com’s article on Electronics Communications Engineering which has some useful information
Check out this video of a day in the Life of an Electrical and Electronics Engineer. We follow John Poots, a graduate of electrical and electronic engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, during a typical day in his job with Intel.
Here is a video of a student of Electronic and Communication Engineering degree who is introducing his final year project; the LED Propeller clock.
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