Motivation, Support, and Learning: The Keys to College Success

The Story of Our Growing Student Community

As someone who has been through the challenges of college life and building a kind of successful career in the IT industry, I understand the struggles and aspirations that many of you may have. That’s why I’m excited to share with you some insights and tips that I hope will help you navigate your college years and build a fruitful career.

First thing, I want to tell you about the power of community. When I was a student, I felt that there was a lack of resources and guidance available to help me achieve my goals. However, I was lucky enough to get in touch with an industry who was almost 8 years senior to me. I could clearly see the difference between what I was experimenting with and what the other people in college were doing during their college life. This was the excitation and the real motivation that kicked me up to hustle every day!!

That’s why I started a group of aspirational students from the IT Association in SRM, where I got my kickstart inside the college. I’d never forget the support I received from IT Association in SRM. They were my juniors, and they were also passionate about technology and teaching other people. Notably, a small group of 7 people were closely working with me.

Today, this group has now evolved into a community and has grown to impact over 1000 students, with a great network of entrepreneurs, and working professionals, and we’re proud to be the most active student community in Tamil Nadu.

We’ve organized webinars, events, and meetups that have brought together industry experts and students from various colleges across Chennai. We’ve also provided resources and support to help students with projects, placements, interviews, and higher studies. While we help in upskilling, our Learning never stops! And our mission is to impact 1 lakh college students by 2030!

In this week’s newsletter, I want to share with you some tips on how to stay motivated and focused during your college years. Here are a few things that have helped me:

  1. Set goals: It’s important to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve and set achievable goals that will help you get there. Write down your goals and keep them visible so you can stay motivated and on track. I can help you with this if you’re looking for help! Don’t hesitate to ask!

  2. Build a support network: Surround yourself with people who inspire you and support your goals. Join student clubs, attend events, and connect with people who share your interests and aspirations. I can help you enter our Think Digital community, where you can get the most, for your future!

  3. Take care of yourself: Don’t neglect your physical and mental health. Exercise regularly, eat healthy, and take breaks when you need them. Your well-being is key to your success. Every time I speak to our alumni students, I hear one or two of their health issues that put me in concern about our upcoming students, like you who are taking too much toll on your health.

  4. Keep learning: College is a time to learn and explore new ideas. Take advantage of the resources available to you and seek out opportunities to learn and grow. I can help you set up a roadmap and also provide proper guidance and connections to keep track. Don’t hesitate to ask!

I hope these tips will help you stay motivated and focused during your college years. Keep in mind, building a successful career takes time and effort, but with the right mindset and support, it is possible.

Thank you for being a part of my connections, and also for taking your time to read until the end. Stay tuned for more updates and resources in the coming weeks! Cheers!!

Best Regards,
G Surendar Thina (gsthina)

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