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Teck Liong Choong

Career Path: Senior R&D IP Engineer, Keysight Technologies
Location: Santa Rosa, USA

Upon graduation I took up an R&D Engineering role with a focus on consumer electronics products' design and development, I was in this role for three years and then moved my focus to consumer products software development. I am now working as a Senior R&D IP Engineer at Keysight Technologies focusing on intellectual property, aerospace defence, communications and industrial manufacturing.

What are you doing now?

Teck Liong Choong

I am currently working in in-house intellectual property management including due diligence, strategic claims searching invention path findings, technology landscape and insights, infringement and invalidation, competitive technology research, drafting and copyright.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

Recognition of the course offered, positive testimonies from college mates whom have graduated in the previous years, affordability and the rich and diversified culture of the North East of England.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

There was a comprehensive approach to delivering course content relevant to current job market expectations and with lots of industrial exposure,. There was also a challenging yet rewarding final year project structure.

What was the best thing about your course?

The flexibility and how fulfilling the course was.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

The teamwork, communication and presentation skills enabled me to develop a technical competency and to be creative in my problem solving.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

The problem solving skills and technology change adaptation skills.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

My insightful mentor, Dr Graham Sexton, as well as the warm local church friends and the ever-friendly janitor, Ms. Laurie.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Go for it, this opportunity and experience must not be missed.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Rich, diversified and nostalgic.

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