We had the opportunity of interviewing Kumar Divya Mani, an alum from Galgotias University in Greater Noida, India about: College Life
Here are some of his qualifications:
a machine learning facilitator at Google until 2019
former leader of the robotics club at Galgotias
current trainee at the MIT & IDSS Applied Data Science Bootcamp
and upcoming affiliate alumni of MIT
This is what he shares with us:
"A dream college is indeed a reward for high school."
"I wanted to be as intellectually capable as I can, and find the solutions to the problems that intrigued me."
Q: What’s the hardest adjustment you made going into college? (courseload, self-control, finance, etc.)
A: Mental preparedness and perseverance to study in a college that is not your dream college.
Q: Would you agree that college is a reward for high school?
A: A dream college is indeed a reward for high school.
Q: Did you set goals for yourself before going to college?
A: Yes. My objective was to be an engineer whose ideas and actions may resonate beyond exams and classrooms. I wanted to be as intellectually capable as I can, and find the solutions to the problems that intrigued me.
Q: How did you find internship and work opportunities in college?
Q: What are some soft-skills that you think are necessary in college and beyond?
A: Communication skills and a good attitude.
Q: In college or in high school or at any time in your life, did you ever have a mentor or role model that you looked up to?
A: Yes, it is Cristiano Ronaldo. I can't stop admiring this person. He's so hungry for what he loves - scoring goals and being the best player of the game. He works so professionally and with such a passion and vigor. He also impressively balances his personal life. I just want to be like him or even better in my area.
Learn more about Kumar and his experience on his LinkedIn account.
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