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Koushalya Subramanian

Koushalya Subramanian

Revenue research | Twitter

A word to the wise for future UI freshmen:

“The next four years are really the best time to explore parts of who you are and help shape who you will become, so don’t take this opportunity lightly,” says Koushalya Subramanian, a dean’s list regular, James Scholar and former finance/marketing major who now works in revenue research for Twitter.

“Take classes that pique your interest, even if it has nothing to do with your major, because you may think you know what you want to do the rest of your life, but that very well can and probably will change in the next decade.

“Put yourself out there and make connections, but build on those connections. Befriend people who accept you for who you are, but also encourage you to grow.

“Be forgiving of yourself if you make mistakes, and allow yourself room to make them, but know that the value in those mistakes comes from growth, so grow from them.

“Take chances, be safe, build memories and lean in to the opportunities that are presented to you. Get lost in the craziness of it all, but remember to find yourself along the way.”