How do you make an impact as an alum when you are physically very far away from the campus? Here is a story that will convince you that no matter where you are, it is possible.
I published Roots and Wings, the book that chronicles the lives of 29 pioneering engineering women of India, 16 months ago. Here are some words of wisdom from several of these women who graduated between 1953-1971.
If I were to characterize 2019, I would say that it was a year of mentoring. I interacted with some great mentees and was fortunate to play a small part in their aspiring lives. In the process, I gained a lot.
When you think about customer service, can you recall a memorable one you had? If I told you I had such an experience at the California DMV, a great one at that, what would be your reaction?
Stand up, and sing along with Peter, Paul, and Mary:
How did you feel when you were singing? Inspired? Happy? Contemplative?
How many of you do your exercise while listening to music?
How many of you listen to music while driving?
I participated in two International Women’s Day celebrations this year. One was in a recording presented at my alma mater, College of Engineering Guindy (CEG), Chennai.
Recently a friend’s iPhone got damaged in the heavy rain. He has limited funds and wanted to spend as little as possible for a replacement, but because of his attachment to Apple, wanted to buy only an iPhone. After looking around on the web, he spotted an iPhone 6s, which was available in Best Buy. He got on Best Buy’s web chat, which is usually a very good place to discuss their offerings, and determined that the store closest to him has it in stock. The Best Buy support person assured him if he went to the store in person, he should be able to pick it up. But alas, the ghost (phantom) inventory struck.