Student Leader Interview - Samsudeen from Paavai Engineering College, Namakkal

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

Actually I was a member in an NGO called TQI (Talent quest for India) and did mentoring for 40 Juniors with which we'll reach government school students at rural area to uplift their studies, encouraging talents . 

A mentor should guide and reinforce his/her fellow team members( juniors) in a prudent way by conducting frequent meetings, enlightening the school students, easing the permission issues at schools, sowing the seeds of leadership in rest of the college students too.

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

Normal college life constitutes of ordinary exams, projects, class room things. But a leadership role is way dissimilar than the normal one on meeting the different minds of students and making them twisted towards progress of their own and others in terms of administration, better guidance, revealing the hidden talents and appreciating those most specifically keeping them motivated.

3. What have been some of your biggest challenges and learning from what you do?

Challenges : Most of our youngsters possess this setback "stage fear" to speak in a public forum. Handling all type of students in an integrated way though they have a dissent among them.

Learning : We have to exhibit patience and should lend our ears when someone proposes an idea for any social, common issues. We must have the willingness to accept our flaws and rectify it though it would have been pointed out by our juniors or subordinates. One should share his/her idea without any hesitation.

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

I can't figure out that responsibility as an influence. Yes I did enjoy as I lead today's students, tomorrow's master minds of our country.

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

My aim is to service this society as a civil servant. And significantly this mentoring students role will help me to know the ground reality of our society's, education system's construction and also to curb the flaws from grassroots level.

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

Investing few words on encouraging the talents of students and being hopeful on them surges their confidence ,energy level to optimum level. And I'm humbled upon that.          

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

Knowledge is something that is to be acquired not only by getting good marks, reading books but by listening to great scholars thoughts and visions. When we start to listen others, doing internships and attending conferences there our betterment begins. Please indulge yourself in innovative matters so that your career and life will be excelled.

Interviewed By - Srinidhi Guruprasad

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