Student Leader Interview - Nikhil Sodhi, Delhi University

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

I'm currently in my 2nd year pursuing B.Com, and along with my studies, I'm working in a vast array of societies. I've taken up various leadership roles in these societies such as the Coordinator of the Academic Planning Committee, Editorial Head of Comhub: The Commerce Society, Technical General Secretary at the Art & Culture Association and PR Head for the Dramatics Society.

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

The secret to my success is that I enjoy what I do. You cannot succeed in a field where you work half-heartedly. You must also carry a vision for yourself, which I kept when I stepped foot in college as I was determined to make a name for myself. Constant hard work, combined with support from my family and peers, has also helped me reach where I am today.

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

I have often been quizzed upon the fact that how can I manage studies and college societies together. It's simple if a person has a keen interest in what he's doing nothing can stop him/her. 

It does get tough while you're working one place while your class is getting ready for an internal, however, thinking ahead of time helps you prepare for every outcome and in the end, you're sure to manage everything.

4. What have been some of your biggest challenges and learnings from what you do?

No work can be completed successfully without encountering a series of challenges, and my work has been no different. Managing to complete work on prescribed deadlines, motivating your team and taking instantaneous decisions at times is of utmost importance. 

College society life prepares you for the future as you are imbibed with the skills of teamwork, time management and critical thinking. 

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

Only focussing on curricular activities before embarking on your career is like preparing to cook a dish without salt. You may be the topper of your class, but without knowing how to practically use your knowledge, you'll lag behind others once you step out of college. Both curricular and co-curricular activities should go hand in hand for one's greater good.

Interview by - Ananya Gosain
Student Leader Interview - Nikhil Sodhi, Delhi University Student Leader Interview - Nikhil Sodhi, Delhi University Reviewed by Anshul Chauhan on June 20, 2020 Rating: 5

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