Major: BS Computer Science (Concentration: Computer Security; Minor: Biology)
Hometown: Yardley, PA
I chose this major because... I aspire to be a professional in forensic crime analysis and I also have a keen interest in cybersecurity. I plan on majoring in computer science and minoring in biology to follow a career in forensics and security because I enjoy the thrill of crime solving and I feel this platform will provide me with all I need!
Favorite Course: CS 164 Introduction to Computer Science- It's the first class of freshman year for any CS major and it is frightening. But at the end of the term you realize, it may be the easiest class you have ever taken at Drexel. Mr. Stuart is a wonderful professor and the class is by far the best way to really understand the path of your selected major.
Clubs/Extracurricular Activities: Women in Computing Society (WiCS)
Co-ops I've done: I have not had a co-op yet, but I'm looking forward to the experience! I plan on doing an international co-op as I have had prior experience studying abroad. A co-op I would love to take part in is the SIEMENS engineering placement in Germany. I believe the experience should be learning about your major and career, but also about the culture of the work environment. I look forward to applying to the co-op position in Germany!
Favorite thing/place at Drexel: The Science Building at 34th and Market Sts.
When I'm not at Drexel, I'm... found at home spending time with my family as I live close by to campus!
When you are in Philadelphia, I think you should... visit the Magic Gardens.
Advice to new/incoming CCI students: Breathe in and out. You have control of your life and you choose your own decisions. Don't get nervous or scared at college, it's a minor obstacle and everyone passes it. Just enjoy the career you chose to follow and embrace it.
What is your dream job? Cyber Forensic Specialist in a crime lab.
Favorite Animated Character: Goofy
Hello, my name is Valliammai Karuppiah and I am a sophomore studying Computer Science with a concentration in computer security. In the near future, I aspire to be a cyber forensic specialist. I am currently a student of the College of Computing and Informatics and it's a choice I will never regret!