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Itay Raviv-Tamary

“If you have a problem, whether academic or personal, the people at this university care and will take the time to help you solve it. This is a rare-perk not too many other universities of this size can boast.”

 

Major: Computer Science
Major: Physics
Minor: Mathematics

Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel

Campus Activities:
Society of Physics Students, Merit Scholar, Studied Abroad at Tel-Aviv University, Lambda Chi Alpha

Why did you chose UMBC?
It’s a special type of environment that prioritizes academic growth beyond all else.

What do you love about UMBC?
The faculty and administrators. I cannot underscore enough how approachable, accommodating, and understanding the people who work at this university are. This includes everyone from the library staff, to program directors, to the deans and even President Hrabowski himself. If you have a problem, whether academic or personal, the people at this university care and will take the time to help you solve it. This is a rare-perk not too many other universities of this size can boast.

What would you say to a prospective student?
If you want to learn. Like, learn learn. This is the place for you.

What has been your favorite class at UMBC?
Vibrations & Waves (PHYS 224) and Computer Architecture (CMSC 411) two difficult courses taught by two sincerely caring professors, Dr. Georganapolous and Dr. Jason Tang (He prefers to just be called Jason though). These two courses instilled in me a very fundamental worldview.

Where did you complete your internship?
Software Engineering Internship @ Facebook in SF and Software Engineering Internship @ Clearview-Tech in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

What do you hope to achieve after you complete your degree at UMBC?
Software Engineering Internship @ Facebook in SF and Software Engineering Internship @ Clearview-Tech in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

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