Ramblin' On: Nikhil George
We asked graduating seniors about their unique experiences at Georgia Tech.
Name: Nikhil George
Hometown: Kottayam, India
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Clubs/Involvements: FASET leader, trip leader and exec for Alternative Spring Breaks, co-founded Consult Your Community (pro-bono consulting for small businesses), Delta Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa
What are you doing after you graduate? Business analyst at McKinsey & Company
Q: What was your transition from India to the U.S. and Georgia Tech like?
A: Transitioning to life at Tech as an international student was a lot easier than I had expected. Everyone was so warm and welcoming from my FASET leaders to the faculty and staff. The Office of International Education really does a good job of helping students transition and setting them up for success. In addition, I found a home away from home in my fraternity. My fraternity brothers not only acted as a support system, but also challenged and motivated me to be a more well-rounded person.
Q: How did you get so involved as an international student ?
A: Coming into college and having talked to former students, I realized there is so much more to the American college experience than just classes. Being an extrovert, I wanted to meet as many people as possible and decided to sign up for a few clubs that interested me during Opportunities at Tech. It was hard to step outside my comfort zone in the beginning, but it's important to realize other students are trying to learn from you just as much as you are from them! Embrace the diversity Tech has to offer and be proud of your culture!
Q: What is your favorite Georgia Tech memory?
A: Storming the field when we upset #5 Clemson 31-17.