Student Leader Interview - Sunchit Budhraja from Dyal Singh College


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

Having joined the Placement Cell at Dyal Singh College,University of Delhi in 2nd year, I worked hard to see myself become the President and manage a very talented team of 25 students. I, along with my diligent team have an enormous responsibility to institute a professional and long-lasting relationship with a plethora of companies from various industries; providing my fellow college mates with the best opportunities out there. 

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

 I believe when the students acutely understand who and what a leader actually is, they shall be bound to be inspired to take up the challenge for themselves. Being a leader is not about holding power and further emanating it. It's more to do with the learnings and experiences you take from it and how you can apply them later on in the professional world. Once a student realise how leadership is just as much about facing and overcoming challenges, practicing diplomacy, being disciplined, following tight schedules, as much as it's about delegation, they'll naturally be inclined towards taking up leadership roles. As a leader, you not only inspire others to thrive and do better, but you yourself evolve both personally and professionally.

3. What have been your biggest challenges and Learnings from what you do?

 Having  joined the cell in the 2nd year of college, my first and the biggest challenge was to catch up with my peers who were there a year before me. This required me to work harder and grasp the workings of the cell faster, while maintaining the quality of my work. Since being placed right after you attain your Bachelor's degree, is an imperative foundational step in the career for many students, the biggest challenge for the cell is to make sure we live up to the students' expectations as well as the faculty's.
From working with diversely opinionated individuals, I have learnt how important it is to have streamlined and articulate conversations over matters where opinions are bound to differ. Being able to express yourself while respecting others has been my biggest learning. 

4. What are your career goals? And how is what you're doing going to mhelp you with that?

 As for now, I am inclined towards working in sales and the digital marketing and advertising space. Serving as the President of the cell, I have come one step closer to my goals. I am now more disciplined when it comes to meeting deadlines and working around tight schedules. I am able to delegate better by understanding an individual's strengths and weaknesses. I am more articulate in expressing my ideas and my structure of working has improved too.

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

 The most important message I want to share with my peers is that internships are the perfect way to catch a glimpse of what it's like in the professional world beyond university. Partaking in regular internships should be a non-negotiable matter for a student as it not only reflects well on your resume but also helps you form connections that might lead you to potential jobs in the future.

Conferences are a great way of meeting new people, sharing ideas and getting exposure to a lot of learnings that a student otherwise would miss out on. They always offer a different perspective on various topics and help develop even stronger opinions. 

- Sunchit Budhraja

Interviewed by - Gurleen kaur
Student Leader Interview - Sunchit Budhraja from Dyal Singh College Student Leader Interview - Sunchit Budhraja from Dyal Singh College Reviewed by Gurleen Kaur on June 21, 2020 Rating: 5

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