We hear perspectives from two of our newest alumni from the Class of 2019, Prashant and Sophia. Their interests, passions, career choices and the influence of the KIS community on their young lives.
Mentors can be found everywhere in our lives, however, cultivating a good mentor-mentee relationship with a complete stranger can be difficult. That’s why KIS chose to ask its Alumni to be mentors. Using Alumni as mentors proved to ease mentees into that initial step towards forming a relationship.
Though he had a sense of gratitude for all the support, he received; the seed that was planted in his school years had now sprouted!
The evening before Cyclone Gaja, the township of Kodaikanal was placed under alert. Cyclone Gaja was going to hit the coast of Tamil Nadu. Never did the State and its people realize that it would be such an unwieldy storm.
The KIS Robotics team asked Carl questions like if their proposal could indeed be useful in a spacecraft setting, and if he felt it would improve the sleep of astronauts. Carl provided them with guiding questions that would help seek answers that would better improve their initial design.
It was so much fun to be with the students and hearing about their plans. The future is definitely in good hands! We were invited to a dance put on by the students – they even included some 60s music. And they seemed happy to have us participate, dancing with them and each other. If you are even remotely thinking about having a reunion in Kodai, my only advice is: DO IT! You will have the time of your life.
The day we all met down on Bendy, after ten whole years, I realized that nothing had changed. Catching up on these ten years took less time than talking about school, and memories which were so vivid, seemed like just yesterday.