Senior Interview with Shubhdip Kundlas
By Shinedip Kundlas
Volume 1 Issue 8
June 8, 2021
Original photo by Shubhdip Kundlas
In this issue I will be interviewing Shubhdip Kundlas, who will be graduating this June. It has been a weird, yet memorable year for the Class of 2021. Today we will be discussing Shubhdip’s tips and advice for the upcoming college freshman.
What is the most challenging task as a senior?
SHUBHDIP The most challenging task is staying on top of college applications while balancing school workload. As a senior, you have the responsibility to complete all necessary components of your college applications while completing schoolwork. It can be difficult at first, but if you stay motivated, it gets easier once you learn what schedule/tactics work best for you.
Who has given you the best advice? What did they say?
SHUBHDIP The best advice I received was from my mother who said I should always think about the benefits of my future if I work hard now. Every time I feel overwhelmed with stress or work, I think about how it only helps me in the long run. If I work to my fullest extent now, I can enjoy my life when I'm older.
Looking back on your high school years, what one piece of advice would you offer to any incoming freshman?
SHUBHDIP Always try to do more. Whether it’s schoolwork or extracurriculars or even simple things like being a good student, always try to put in more effort to get the best result. There is always room for improvement.
What has been the highlight of your senior year?
SHUBHDIP The highlight of my senior year was getting accepted into my dream college with a full ride. It boosted my confidence and provided the premise of my senior year. It validated all my hard work for the past four years and living to see my dreams come true is an experience I will never forget.
Where do you imagine yourself 10 years from now?
SHUBHDIP I imagine myself to be in a great position working as a full-time doctor and doing what I have planned: building and donating to homeless shelters, leading my community to prosperity, and living a happy yet productive lifestyle.
What college/university will you be attending? Why this college/university?
SHUBHDIP New York University (NYU) is the college I have always wanted to attend. It is in the heart of NYC and has the rigorous academics I sought. Not only is it close to home, but I am able to work my current job while also pursuing my academic goals.
What will you change about yourself in college? Why will you change it?
SHUBHDIP I will change my current study habits and schedule. College can be a difficult time if you don’t adjust your high school habits because the life you are used to in high school is very different from the typical college life. Therefore, I plan on adjusting all of my schedules to what will fit best with college. I will also be more forthcoming and be the person to start the conversations with other people. People always told me college was the place where you make lifelong friends and I plan on being the one to introduce myself first because I am eager to meet new people!
Is there any additional advice you would like to give?
SHUBHDIP Always think positive. Think about the good things in your life. If you ever feel down or upset about something in your life, think about something you have that others don’t. All you need to jumpstart your career is a home, food, and confidence. Create a mindset where you are always challenging yourself to do better and most importantly, never give up!
Thank you so much to my brother for this interview!