Student Leader Interview - Gunjan Arora, Maitreyi College

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

My college life started in 2019 and I remember I took admission to the college in last i.e. 8th cut off and till then every college society was done with there auditions. I felt now my college life is gonna be boring but then I was selected as a member of "THE EDUCATION TREE" with them I worked as a Campus ambassador of different brands like Swiggy and Mount & Dew.

 On part days I used to go with my friends to   NGO named "kilkaari" to teach little girls. I also worked with my college seniors for a "Plastic challenge" by the World Wide Fund and United Nation, me and my team was able to reach the Gold level.  I always had this creative side of me, so to explore that side of mine I later joined "Vista- the photography society of my college".  So far it has been a delight and I am looking forward to more great college years.

2. How did you rise up to your position and how can a student aspiring the same, approach it?

I kept exploring things, different fields and I remember being selected for every internship interview I sat for in my college placement fest in the first year itself. So, with a positive and a Go-getter mindset you can aspire and achieve anything.

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

Trust me it will get hard, but in the end, you will get through it and probably will learn something from it.

4. Do you enjoy the kind of influence you hold at such a young age?

I don't know about influence but if I will motivate even a single person to do something in there life and follow their passion, then my job is done.

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

I am currently working with an organization and leading a group of more than 15 people and some of them are senior to me, I feel proud of myself.

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

College life is an experience of a lifetime. Prioritize your time and energy. You have to accomplish both personally and professionally. So next time you enter your college premises, walk around your campus, keep yourself accompanied with smart people, talk to your seniors about their experiences, enjoy yourself.

 Go for extracurricular(even if you don't succeed, it surely will give you some valuable experience), for real-life experience seek some internships. Go along and remember it will be over before you know it, so take out time for yourself, enjoy the ride and keep your goals straight.

Interviewed By - Saarthak Gautam

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