Student Leader Interview - Diya Rao Student Leader from Jain University


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

I was the Cultural Secretary of Samashti-The Student council of the Jain Jayanagar campus. My roles and responsibilities included

  • Supervising the events being conducted for our intro and intercollegiate fest, and delegating work to conduct the same
  • The overall management of the various different events team such as dance, music, fashion etc
  • Taking charge of our council’s participation at various intercollegiate fests.

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

I was an active member of the PR and Marketing department of the council, and working for these two departments gave me immense opportunities to explore my capabilities and potential and enhance my skills, and in hindsight instilled leadership qualities in me.

My advice to any student aspiring to be a leader, is to be yourself. Don’t portray or be someone or something you aren’t. Your true self will take you to heights and bear you gifts that you truly deserve.


3. What are the top skills you have learned from what you do?

I’ve had new experiences everyday in the council and each new experience has been a learning one for me. Few of the skills that I’m really glad to have acquainted are leadership qualities, hospitality, and team spirit of never backing down regardless of the obstacles in your way. 


All the skills that I’ve learnt from the council help me face the outside world with more confidence and courage and I’m really glad to have the opportunity to have learnt them.


4. How do you think can we encourage more young students to take up leadership roles?


Students who take up leadership roles definitely end up with more experience to face the competitive outside world, and leadership comes with a lot of benefits that adds to one’s character traits which helps you in the long run. Thus, you can encourage students by making them aware of these benefits,


5. What is your message to encourage students to do internships and attend conferences?
Internships and conferences give you a peek of the corporate world outside, and having attended these students will be at a larger benefit of acing corporate tasks or even interviews. 

These internships and conferences not only introduce you to the corporate world, but often also help bring out young entrepreneurs and their next big ideas.


- Diya Rao Student Leader from Jain University

- Interviewed by Khushi Badrinath

- Edited by Shilpy Sharan

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