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Conquest of Intel job opportunity by CUET Alumnus, Dipta Sarker

  • Post published:July 12, 2020


Dipta Sarkar, a former student of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), has recently joined Intel, a world-renowned tech giant, as a process engineer. For those who are interested to pursue higher education as well as dream to work with world-class technology companies, Dipta Sarkar has shared his journey and experience of achieving this glamorous dream from Oregon, USA to

Question-1: Could you please briefly share your journey of Intel  with us?

Intel hiring process is a multi-step procedure. First you apply for a position, then they will take a 30-60 mins phone interview. If you do good in the phone interview, they will call for an on-site interview. The on-site interview will be day long with several presentation and interviews with different level manager. If you do good in all of these, they will you after 1-2 weeks about the job.

Question-2: If you would tell us your Academic Background?

I was grew up in Chittagong city. I was a student of Chittagong Collegiate School, afterward i enrolled in Chittagong College, followed by CUET. In admission test, I  got qualified for  both KUET & CUET. Finally I chose to study in CUET since it was close to my home. At present, i’m a PhD researcher of Kansas State University , USA.

Question-3: How could you manage to join Intel?

My job is research related. So my PhD research background helped a lot. What Intel wants to know is how much you know about your research not how much you know about Intel. If you know your research very well, it won’t be difficult for you to do research for Intel. One more thing is that how good you are in making decision and how you can perform under stress.

Question-4: What are the strategies to follow for higher studies and research, you think?

Be focused on what you are doing. If we don’t love the research/study, it’s very difficult to spend so much time for it and very easy to become frustrated.

Question-5: How did the CUET academic environment help you to achieve your goal?

CUET basically built the base. It developed my engineering capabilities. Later on when I was applying for higher study, I could show some of the skills. Besides, professors were so helpful, they never turned me back whenever I went to them for help/suggestion.

Question-6: What was your childhood target or dream?

No particular target at the very beginning, but from college days wanted to be an engineer.

Question-7: What inspired you most to achieve this?

Of course family. I am lucky to get support from my family in everything I wanted to do. Moreover, my PhD advisor was also very supportive when I started looking for job. He guided me a good deal in deciding career path and long term goal.  

Question-8: Finally we would like to ask you that, how Bsc in Mechanical engineering discipline took you to Intel ?

It all started from undergrad. I was interested in heat transfer and material during my undergrad and choose my higher study field accordingly. After starting my PhD, I figured out that research is for heat at micro/nano scale material. This gave me the opportunity to become familiar with micro-fabrication which is the basis for micro-electronics industry. That’s why when looking for job, I was particularly focused on this industry. After knowing my work and my experience in material research, Intel found me a good fit.

Heartiest congratulations to Dipta Sarkar for his brilliant performance in higher studies. thanks you a lot for managing time to share your journey with us.