K. Madhuna Sri is a B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering student of Sasi Institute of Technology and Engineering, Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh, who has been continuously involved in beyond the classroom activities.
Here, Madhuna is sharing her experience being a Chairperson of Computer Society of India (CSI) for her branch. Her hard work has the potential to propel her ahead of the curve.
Go ahead and know what her story has to offer so that you can easily find a path of self-growth. Young Influxers go ahead and upgrade yourself!!!
What was your role? Briefly list the responsibilities associated with it.
I served as the Chairperson of Computer society of India (CSI), for our college branch. I have to manage the schedules, make interactions with my authorities, get necessary facilities and permissions from the appropriate resource person and our college student branch counsellor and with these, I have to make a list of necessities of my community students, regarding their professional career and make sure that, the workshops or seminars, I planed for them are going to be worthwhile and beneficial for each and every member of the society.
For this, I need to have proper knowledge about the professor or the resource person, that I invite to have a technical discussion. In order to ensure that, I used to have interactions with professionals from reputed NIT’S, IIT’S and some IT INDUSTRIES in that particular department, of which we planned to have a session about. This made me build a better career and path to excel in professional life.
What’s it like to juggle between leadership roles and academics? Pen down the challenges you faced.
While I have to manage both my academics and some profession building projects, sometimes, I used to have hectic hours of work. Sometimes, I have to write my regular inter semester examination and my appointment with the resource person on the same day. I faced many messed up situations with my active participation in any event conducted in my college rather than juggled with academics and some Society activities. I would like to share one of experience, a day, I had a general body meeting with my Vice-Chairman sir about some cultural events in the college and at that same point of time. While I was just above to attend the meeting, I had a call from the head counsellor of CSI, Vizag branch, that he just wanted to discuss about the summit to be conducted for that year and details about participants and volunteers from our branch for that program. Like the shared, there are many other challenges I have faced, taking the authority in the responsible position.
Did you also get a chance to connect with any other activity while working on this post?
Yes, For the activities conducted by us and the growth rate in the membership of our society, we got recognized as the rapid developed branch in the south zone of CSI.
What are the top learnings, skills and values that you acquired here?
I have mainly learned to, manage multiple tasks at scheduled times, I have developed my language skills to have interactions with professionals, I have acquired knowledge regarding the importance of public speaking, teamwork and a team-building spirit. I also learned to handle people and empathize with their situations and handling things. I also acquired problem-solving skills. These are all have been achieved due to my zeal and passion for a professional career.
Do you feel your current role fills you with pride and gratitude? Illustrate how the experience gained will help you going forward.
As of now, I’m handling 180 members in our association and hereafter, if I need to manage my career in IT Profession, then I could be able to easily handle my conferences or any team meetings through this experience of handling small events at our college level. This also gave a lot of support to talk or lecture with hundreds of people in the gallery. Now, I’m able to communicate with people, with ease. This would help me to interact with my authorities in professional career too with no much suffering. Communicating with people of my regionality and more educated people compared to me would help to handle interacting with other nation members behalf of my company that I’m going to work in.
As when we talk about leadership we have a whole team with us. How do you persuade others to accept your ideas/ways?
Handling a group of people and conversing them to our words in not such an easier task as we find different thoughts from different mindsets. But, While we have to put out an idea first, we have to interact with the crowd and note down the requirements from them and should propose our thoughts only after hearing completely from them. While we have to start sharing the idea we have to start from the point where it is directed to the point from the requirement list. Then, we could be able to convince and make each and every member of the group to feel satisfied.
What is your message to students, aspiring the same or a similar role to do?
Firstly, I suggest any other who could be replaced in my place for the upcoming academic years, to have a healthy and homely relationship with most of the people in the association. So, the audience would feel free to express their opinions and thoughts. This would be helpful to get the best out of the next best. This could also let you know about many new things from them and also will let you to easily handle any issues among the group.
How can we (Friends, Family, YI Fraternity) encourage young students such as yourself to engage with co-curricular or extra-curricular activities?
Whenever we could have a chance of letting the young minds to talk around the group of people, we have to give them the chance of doing it. Then we could be able to encourage the young minds for a better future.
Anything else would you like to say to the YI learners who’ll be reading your experience?
Never wait for the opportunity, just create your own opportunity to expose your talents and explore the knowledge.
We at Young Influx would take this opportunity to thank Madhuna for taking a leap of faith and sharing her impeccable story. We are humbled and grateful, your efforts mean a lot for the youth seeking growth and development.
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