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Narendra Mannan

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Country: India

Languages:  English, Hindi, and Italian

Major: Computer Science

Why did you choose Fresno State?

  • For its proximity to Silicon Valley,
  • Affordable tuition and living costs, and
  • On-going research on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

What’s the best thing about Fresno State?
The sheer amount of opportunities available to students is enormous! Facilities such as the student cupboard, learning center in the library, free commute in public buses are just some resources available to students that I find fascinating!

What are your favorite campus activities?
There are a plethora of activities happening on campus every single day! During my leisure, I like attending the International Coffee Hour, watching basketball and football games.

What are your favorite local activities?
I like exploring and trying new restaurants, attending local events related to photography. I also volunteer on-campus and off-campus that takes up most of my time. 

What’s your favorite thing to do in Fresno, California?
Explore Yosemite National Park with my DSLR.

What are your plans after you graduate?
Work as a Software Developer.

Advice for new students?
Get involved on campus and develop meaningful connections. Networking is really important and building connections early on can be a good start.