David Darkwa, Class of 2008 was recruited for an internship with Microsoft Research India, in Bangalore. He is the second Ashesi student to be selected for their Summer internship programme. David will be working with the Technology for Emerging Markets Group in Bangalore, India from June to August 2008. He will work with Dr. Kentaro Toyama, Assistant Director for Microsoft Research India.
David majored in Management Information Systems and helped found the Ashesi Investment Society and served as the organization’s Vice-President. Additionally David worked as a tutor at the Math Resource Centre where he assisted fellow students in learning difficult math concepts. “Ashesi has definitely taught me how to multi-task!” he says.
David was not simply focused on academics. He loves art, and when he has the time, creates works of his own. “Art is a great imaginative tool," he stated. "When I do not understand in concept, I draw a picture and it makes understanding easier.” In his free time he worked as a cartoonist for a start-up company.
David is excited about the opportunity to travel to India and interacting with professional software developers from across the globe. He hopes he will learn a lot from the experience and looks forward to sharing his knowledge with others once he returns.
David believes pursing a degree in Management and Information Systems was a good decision. He believes he is prepared to help businesses choose the right technology and software to improve their products.