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Interview With Rachit Kataria

Rachit is a Software Engineer at Facebook, where he is helping to build the future of e-commerce for the platform’s 3B+ users. He graduated from USC in 2019, where he received his B.S and M.S. in Computer Science with summa cum laude.


"When you are doing whatever you are doing, it is OK to not feel like the dots connected. Usually things pan out and only later you look back and see that."

"Are you gonna go to a school that is not as rigorous, but you struggle more in college. Or you know you can struggle more now, and get through it and be super well prepared for college."

"....you shouldn’t feel like you are stuck in what you have done so far. It is never too late to change what you have been working on because this will impact your life."

"If you feel like something isn’t going right, and you find something that might work better, you shouldn’t be afraid to say that I want to try it . . . see what happens."

“If it's not on the calendar, it is not happening. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Don’t shy away if you really feel like that’s an option you want to take. Lean on your friends”



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