This award has been established to acknowledge students who inspire to create dialogue and foster a strong sense of community at Conestoga College and beyond, through participation in events, lectures, or other forms of community engagement.
CSI’s April Student of The Month is:
Congratulations to Sai for winning this month’s Student of the Month award! We had a conversation with Sai about all things Student of the Month, Conestoga College, and achievements he’s most proud of. Here’s what he had to say:
- What made you apply for Student of the Month?
I am a professional athlete, and I am passionate about the field of electronics known as Embedded Systems. As an international student and active leader, I wanted to engage in the events the College was hosting and was able to participate in activities while remaining focused on my passions and education. Therefore, when I saw the email, I felt confident that the CSI team would see how my day-to-day activities prove that I am a leader. In addition, I wanted to apply to learn more about myself and reflect on my accomplishments.
- Why did you choose Conestoga College for your studies?
Conestoga College is a well-reputed college with good infrastructure. The courses offered by Conestoga are relevant and give us the ability to learn the latest emerging technologies and provide us with industrial exposure, and hands-on learning such as practical assessments in labs. Therefore, I applied to Conestoga college. My course lectures helped me to understand the services offered by Conestoga College and provide me with the quality information I would need to choose my career path.
- How do leadership and community involvement factor into your day-to-day?
As a certified trainer, I train 50 people from different parts of the world in personal development and in my opinion, leadership is not reflected solely on the position or title. A leader is someone who does not only lead, but inspires, admires, impacts, and influences others to do the same. When I am training, I train the brains of students to be in a ratio to be a leader and a trainer of their lives in all aspects. I give free consultations to people who visit my website or join my club and provide services that go above and beyond their expectations and allow them to achieve their future goals. In addition, I participate in community activities to help the less fortunate in my hometown. I also work as an Intern for the Canadian government in the City of Kitchener. My team goal and personal goal are to implement technologies such as IoT, AI, ML, Visualization, and Embedded Systems to improve the City of Kitchener for the community.
- Are there any specific achievements you’d like to acknowledge?
I was born and raised in India, I have achieved education from Vignan Global Gen schools, and college in ANITS (Vizag), ECE department, and I am also currently pursuing my post-graduation in Embedded Systems and Development at Conestoga College. I am fortunate to have had my parents exceed my expectations, and they were worried about my move to Canada. However, through this experience, I was able to get out of my comfort zone and now get to share my achievements with my parents. Some of my achievements include working as an Embedded Data Scientist for the City of Kitchener as a Full-Time Intern. I work as Part-Time Fitness Consultant, Professional fitness Trainer, and MSR at Crunch Fitness and have helped 50 people from various countries reach their goals. I have also successfully completed my post-graduation program with a 3.85 GPA. Through my education and work experience, I have learned to work for extended periods of time, change people’s lives through various methods in my training, and pride myself in working for the City of Kitchener. I have also learned the importance of different cultures, food, time, and values and all that my mom has instilled in me. Therefore, my most significant achievement is being able to share with my mother, all my achievements and all that I have learned.
- What is a goal you have once you are graduated?
My goal is to acquire as much knowledge as possible from my college and workplace. I thoroughly enjoy the beauty of innovation and I am hoping to continue researching and innovating new ideas for the City of Kitchener. My long-term goal is to open a reputable technical school back in my hometown so that I can instill my knowledge in the upcoming generations of students.