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Global Ambassador: Bolaji Adefolarin

Bolaji graduated from Purdue with a PhD in Computer Information Technology. His research focused on the provision of security for internet related activities (Cyber Security) that produce large volumes of data (Big Data).

Read more about Bolaji's experience in graduate school below. Please note: Bolaji provided these answers while he was still a graduate student at Purdue.

Ambassador Q & A (Questions and Answers)

Bojali Adefolarin

Why did you choose Purdue?

I chose Purdue because of its dynamic and multi-cultural learning environment. More so, Purdue's Cyber Security program (my research focus) is one of the best in the whole world.

Career goal?

I aim at becoming an IT Solution Consultant and a Professor. 

Favorite fact about Purdue?

#1 destination for international students in STEM disciplines.

Three words that best describe your work?

Solution, Technology, Assurance

If you have free time, how do you choose to spend it?

I spend my free time communicating with friends on social media platforms.

What's your workspace setup like?

My work-space is made up of a c-shape mahogany desk with multiple drawers, double 19" Dell monitors, external keyboard & mouse, Cortelco office phone and a swivel chair with arm rest.

What's your best time-saving shortcut or life hack?

I capture most of the needed information from different sources on my iPad for later study and review on transit.

What's your favorite to-do list manager?

I use pen and stickers on the analog side, and the Any.Do app on the digital side.

Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can't you live without?

I keep my Apple iPad with me always because it embodies almost all the stuff I may need for each of my moments daily, such as scheduler, music, video, email, internet, camera, notes, caller, etc.

What do you listen to while you work?

I listen to a lot of old school country music and Christian songs.

I’d love to see _________ answer these same questions.

Ravi Zacharias and Elon Musk.

What are you currently reading, or what is the last thing you read (aside from academic reading)?

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, written by Malcolm Gladwell

What's your sleep routine like?

I don't have a specific sleep routine, I work into the midnight and head for my bed when I start dozing. I find it very difficult to sleep in daylight though, except while on a long journey.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

The best advice I have ever received is to be sure of what I wanted before dabbling into a process.

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