Student Leader Interview - Kashish from Lady Shri Ram College

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1)Tell us more about your role & responsibilities at your college.

I am the class representative of my class. While many people might think that being a class representative isn’t that big of a job, it can be absolutely crazy if you have a big class. My class has about 88 students so it becomes chaotic at times. We become the bearers of bad and good news, we receive the frustration and anger of not having complete information or if deadliness remains being pushed back. It becomes really important to be on your phone all the time, people have all types of queries and problems. Also, some professors can be really unapproachable and absent-minded and everybody in the class expects us to have all the answers in the world.

2)What's it like to juggle between a leadership role and normal college life?

It’s not easy but at the same time, it’s really rewarding. While being a CR does not get you any certificate, for me it’s the appreciation I get from my classmates and professors. When people appreciate the efforts you put in to ensure everything goes smoothly, it’s a nice feeling. For me this feeling keeps me motivated to take on more jobs and responsibilities.

3)Do you enjoy the kind of influence you hold at such a young age?

Yes absolutely, since a really young age I have always been willing to take up leadership roles. If you want to create ripples in the water and want to be able to change something you have to be in a leadership role and that’s when you get things done. I plan on taking on more leadership roles in my college so for me being the CR is a stepping stone to other opportunities. So the influence you get as a result of these are always beneficial for you as a person and for the aspirations, you have in mind.

4)Do you have a message for parents to allow their kids to do things besides academics?

Yes, I do, it always saddens my heart when I see parents pushing their children away from opportunities that have to do with extracurricular activities. That’s the reason so many people despite being hardworking and having all the knowledge are not able to clear interviews. Soft skills are so important when it comes to developing our personality. As my Dad says “anything in excess is bad” so the need of the time is to balance both academics and extracurricular activities. I really hope that in the coming times parents are more open-minded when it comes to allowing their children to try and experience other things.

5)What did you do in your current role that makes you feel really proud of yourself?

Being the CR I was able to successfully plan out an entire system for voting for any sort of proposal which would then represent the entire class’s point of view. I was really proud of how I handled everybody’s opinion and point of view without losing my patience in devising this system.

6)What's your message to encourage students to do internships and attend conferences?

My message to anybody reading this would be, do not miss out on opportunities to attend conferences and to do internships. There is so much more that we can learn not just from books but from real-life experiences. Most of our parents are where they are in life because of their practical knowledge. Therefore it’s very important to spread your wings beyond just books and readings, you never know when the words of someone can become your life’s motto. Inspiration can strike anywhere and anybody who has ever made it will tell you the same. Experiment and make the best use of opportunities that are thrown your way.
Student Leader Interview - Kashish from Lady Shri Ram College Student Leader Interview - Kashish from Lady Shri Ram College Reviewed by EMN on February 07, 2020 Rating: 5

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