Rajesh Prafull Shah Research Paper

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Rajesh Prafull Shah is an Indian American man that immigrated on a student visa to study in the United States. Rajesh is currently fifty-two years old and has a wife and two children. When he attended college, he chose to go to California State University Los Angeles and major in Computer Science. He described his college career as a “rollercoaster” since his four years had its ups and downs. But Rajesh always had a positive attitude and great work ethic, which allowed him to graduate with the top of the class and have plenty of job offers. When attending his first year in college Rajesh described his career as “very intimidating.” As a result of Rajesh being a international student, American college was very intimidating. Rajesh described it by stating, “On my first day, I had no idea what to expect because school in India was so different, I hoped it would go well.” When he got to his class Rajesh was amazed at how many students were in his major and how any students in his classes. As he got to know some of them, he noticed some were just as smart as…show more content…
As a result, Rajesh’s work ethic and determination began to shine. He describes one night as “ It was a cold Thursday evening at 7pm and I had just gotten out of class. I knew I had two computer science exams the following day. So I went to my favorite study place Denny’s and told the server to keep the coffee coming because I was going to be here for a while. I reworked my programs endlessly and continued to learn as much as I could so I could ace the exam. That night I did nine programs with at least a hundred lines of code each. I went through twelve cups of coffee and didn’t sleep at all, but thanks to my work I aced my exam the next day.” Rajesh describes this work ethic as the reason he graduated with his degree. Additionally he stated, “Computer science requires a lot of dedication and tenacity that’s why the jobs pay so
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