Student Leader Interview - Gunjan Rai from Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

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

I am Vice President of the Film Society of my College and before this I was Deputy Digital Head of the same society.
These posts come with a great sense of responsibility and duty. It takes a lot of effort to manage all the tasks and projects.
2. How can we encourage more young students such as yourself to take up leadership role?

I think providing a simple chance or an opportunity to them goes a long way. Some students might not be confident  in interviews but they might be able to handle all the responsibilities better than the ones who were selected just on the basis of confidence . So, giving a chance is quite important. 

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

I've learnt "how and when to detach". Sometimes things get really messy and you find yourself devoting all your time and energy to a given task or an organisation. You need to learn how and when to detach yourself from work. If the task is really stressing you out, then you should definitely take a break and focus on your mental health instead.

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

To be honest, I don't have any precise career goals right now. I am still confused. But one thing I know for sure is that no matter what my career is going to be, taking leadership roles will surely help me grow as an individual which is essential to reach any goal in life.

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

Internships will help you to grow out of your bubble and face the real world. You'll deal with more experienced and skilled people. These things are really crucial for one's growth and development. So, just go for it. 

- Gunjan Rai

Interviewed by- Gurleen Kaur

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