Student Leader Interview- Harsh Vardhan, Graphic Era University

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

I serve as the Technical head for GEU ACM. Being the technical head of a society that aims at amplifying and polishing the technical abilities of the students, the main motive is to ensure the maintenance of a healthy learning experience for the students through coding competitions, technical quizzes and discussions where they can grow together.

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

The position of Technical Head of a computing society like ACM requires one to be good at coding and other technical fields that Computer Science has to offer. I worked on my coding skills while growing my knowledge in other domains I was interested in at the same time. 

Any student who wishes to be the Technical head of ACM should work on his/her technical knowledge and become better at handling various problems and challenges.

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

When I applied for this position, I knew what I was signing up for and the weight of responsibilities I would have to shoulder. So, I was mentally prepared for the hectic schedule and even though it felt a little overwhelming at the beginning, I became accustomed to the workflow after some time.

4. What are your career goals and how is what you are doing going to help you with that?

Being a sophomore pursuing B Tech in Computer Science and keeping in mind my immense proclivity for coding, I would like to be a SDE at a multinational technology company like Amazon.

 The work I am doing at GEU ACM, is helping me hone my skills in various technical fields such as coding, organizing technical events, helping others in problem solving. These skills will be of great help at companies like Amazon and Google.

5. What are the top skills that you have learnt with what you do?

This position has taught me a lot of things. If I had to name a few, they would be: leadership, problem solving, organisation skills, interaction with a crowd, building relationships, teamwork and time management.

6. How can we encourage more young students such as yourself to take-up leadership roles?

The young talent is often hidden from everyone due to evils like self-doubt, hesitation to speak up and social anxiety. It is really common for a student to not be aware of the fact that he/she can be great leader. 

They can be encouraged to come up by making them understand the importance of leadership qualities and how these qualities will separate them from the general crowd. They should be told that people look up to a leader for any problem they have and being able to solve their problems is one of the best feelings in the world.

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

My current role as a Technical Head has time and again put me in scenarios where I had to help the students with different problems they were facing in a particular code or a topic. The smile I am able to bring on their faces after solving their problems is what makes me feel proud of myself.

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

Internships and conferences are like a gateway to the outside world for the students where they learn and gain some much needed experience. So my message to the students would be to try and grab as many internship opportunities as they can and attend conferences as they are a great way to build a network and interact with new people .

Interviewed by - Saarthak Gautam

Student Leader Interview- Harsh Vardhan, Graphic Era University Student Leader Interview- Harsh Vardhan, Graphic Era University Reviewed by Saarthak on June 23, 2020 Rating: 5

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