CONFERENCES & EXPERIENCES
Experimenting with technology and management styles required me to learn constantly and rapidly. These are the places I've learned from, exchanged ideas, built connections, and shared inspiration.
22nd Session of theYouth Assembly, NYC
Selected as a Youth Delegate for India to the 22nd Session of the Youth Assembly organized in partnership with the United Nations in the city of New York, I received the opportunity to immerse myself in a global network of 900+ entrepreneurs, change makers, UN ambassadors and professionals from a multitude of fields.
As a delegate, I participated in training sessions and discussions led by industry leaders on marketing and advertising, entrepreneurship and business development, technology prototyping, patenting and intellectual property portfolios and acclimatizing to the fourth industrial revolution.
At the three day long conference organized at the New York University, we were trained on creating financially viable models propelled by design thinking that enable social entrepreneurship and also fulfill the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Bearing the flag of my nation while networking and learning from the amazing individuals and mentors from across the globe was a one of it's kind experience that has given me the courage to dream.
NAESC Regional Conference
The National Association of Engineering Student Councils (NAESC) is a nationwide non profit organization in the United States, which brings together Undergraduate Engineering Student Councils from Universities across the country and provides them resources and opportunities for communication, networking, leadership and advocacy.
As Director for Diversity and Inclusivity for the science and Engineering Student Board at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, I had the opportunity to attend the regional midwest conference at the University of Cincinnati in November 2018.
The conference features workshops and discussion panels focused on promoting innovation within University students, hiring with Diversity, communicating with University administration and creating better professional opportunities for students amongst other topics.
Student Leadership Summit
Organized for the first time at the University of Minnesota, the first Student Leadership Summit was organized in collaboration with leaders from the industry and academia and featured workshops on engaging your middle in an organization, personal branding and personal leadership in the University.
The Summit was a unique experience since it provided me the specific skillset I needed to perform in leadership roles within the University community.
Special Olympics Leadership Academy
Organized annually by the non profit organization, the Special Olympics leadership summit was the first place I was introduced to a leadership training workshop.
Corporate leaders talked about Kotter's Theory of Change in organization, followed by a panel discussion on what makes a successful leader amongst other activities. The event concluded with a session on Emotional Intelligence conducted by HR professionals from the US.