Every presentation that I have given to date has begun with a quote. Never thought one day I’d have to present myself to the world, but here it goes, “You give your best, to BE the best.”
Born in Gujarat and brought up in Mumbai. I am thankful to both the schools, I’ve been a part of, which have given me a strong foundation to rely on. I was never shy as a kid, in fact, I used to be the one dancing my way through all the parties that I’ve been to. Yes, I used to cry a lot and I still do if I don’t get my ice cream, but I swear I have grown up!
Education is a vital part of everyone’s life& in that area, I had always been, not so dull, not so bright, but just average, and it bothered me all the time. However much I studied, I’d remain in the range of 70-80% and I did not know what to do.
Was I frustrated because my parents wanted 90%? NO.
Was I frustrated because my teachers thought I wasn’t putting in enough effort? NO.
Or Was I frustrated because I could not be outstanding? Maybe. but I realized I was just fine with what I have and that helped me appreciate my surroundings a little more. I used to watch Priyanka Chopra’s interviews ever since I can remember. She had once said that concentrate on your strengths whilst you work on your weakness day-by-day, & this stayed with me while growing up. So, in the various walks of life, there are different role models that I look up to, because nobody is born perfect, but that does not mean they should die on average.
Personality? Always been an Extrovert. Since the day I accepted myself and learned to be confident in a room full of excels, is the day that I realized that I have it in me and there is nothing to be scared of. It is amazing what wonders self-acceptance can do. In fact, I was just 70-80% sure I would be bad at writing this bio, but I gave it shot anyway.
Dance first. Think later. That’s been my natural order. One of my dreams is to put on a rocking stage performance, with the complete outfit and the ghungroos. A hall full of people including my parents whistling and hooting for me would be a good way to peg out. I know it is weird to have such dreams, but I am not sorry about it because it just makes me happy.
NMIMS’ Sunandan Divatia School of Science is the reason why I am writing this. It’s almost like I was born in my previous school, but I blossomed here. Five roller coaster years of my life. I did my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Applied Statistics and Analytics from here but learned much more than just the course. To cut a long story short, I was a caterpillar when I entered and now, I am leaving, a butterfly, with two degrees and a job in hand. Cheers to all the freshers and farewell nights, traditional days, cultural festivals, annual summits, and every single day of college which we all have been missing for the past year. Would I say the schedule was tight? Nah, never. Just wake up at 6 in the morning, lectures from 7, till 7. I bet my parents have seen me less than my peers.
And were we tired after 7? Again never. It is one of those perks of having the campus in the city. There hasn’t been one club or tapri we haven’t been to. And trust me there are plenty.
To sum it up, I loved my life in college. I had heard once that college days are the best days of our lives and I couldn’t agree anymore. The journey of being a student to being the leader of many clubs and being appreciated for all the work I put in; is why I am proud of my choice for choosing this college. And now, as I prepare to step into the ‘real world’ as many would call it, I am thankful to everyone that has been a part of my life, for helping me grow, pushing me in every way possible, making me a better version of myself every day, and most importantly, giving me a basket full of wonderful and unforgettable memories.
Swasti Desai, MSc Applied Statistics and Analytics.
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