ASHRIT SURESH: ‘Campus Involvement is Necessary to Grow As An Individual’

Each semester since Spring 2015, the Centennial Student Union honors eight students selected for campus student leadership and CSU student staff excellence. Nominated by staff members from Student Affairs, the Kearney International Center, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion selected students are recognized on the BEST Board, a 55-foot display in the CSU Hearth Lounge created for Boasting Exceptional StudentTalent.

Before Ashrit was booked to the max with his coursework, he took significant responsibility in the International Festival planning. In 2019, he and one other student were the sole planners for Children’s World. He recruited international RSOs and friends to set up age-appropriate children’s booths that taught cultural lessons. In addition, he is an active member in the Computer Engineering department and other STEM organizations. 

In Ashrit’s Own Words… 

How has campus involvement and/or campus employment enhanced YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE?  

It has given me the confidence to excel at education, enhance social skills and meet a lot of new people. 

How has campus involvement and/or campus employment enhanced YOUR FUTURE?  

Meeting students with different ideas on campus has helped me understand my subjects really well. It has also given me the confidence to tackle real-life problems in my field of education. 

How has campus involvement/campus employment enhanced YOUR LIFE?  

It developed my social skills, leadership skills and communication skills. 

Provide one or more detailed examples where your campus involvement/work experience made you a better leader.  

Working as a Co-lead International Enrollment Assistant at KIC, has developed my problem-solving skills. Facing new international students with different problems and situations, I learned how to communicate better with my team and solve the problem. 

What advice would you share with fellow students in helping them make the most of their college experience?  

Campus involvement is necessary to grow as an individual. Use any opportunity given to understand the world around you better. 

Throughout your college experience at Minnesota State Mankato, what has provided the greatest personal growth, memories, satisfaction and/or personal pride.  

Working as a co-lead at the KIC and tackling different situations has been very satisfying. 

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