Princeton Alum Avinash Nayak: Challenging Academics, Students’ Diversity, Bicker and Lots of Clubs
For every student, there is a college out there. The challenge, as we know, is figuring out which one. It turned out that for Avinash Nayak, Princeton had his number. Avinash went to study Computer Science and Cognitive Science at Princeton.
Avinash gives us an in-depth account of his undergraduate experience at Princeton University.
In particular, we discuss the following with him:
Navigating Princeton as an undergraduate
Advice for Students applying to Princeton
Topics discussed in this episode:
Princeton - A Diverse Place [2:06]
Why Princeton? [4:13]High School to a Challenging Environment [6:27]
Diverse Peers & Accomplished Profs [12:38]
“Lucky” with Dorms, Eating Club Bicker [18:31]
Lots of Campus Clubs [24:23]
Summer Internships [31:32]
Advice to Applicants and the Admitted [36:19]
Fondest Memories: The Conversations with People [43:07]
Our Guest: Avinash Nayak graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & a minor in Cognitive Science from Princeton University.
Memorable Quote: “An Opportunity can present itself from, seemingly nowhere” Avinash, on landing an internship (he calls it “Incredible fortune”) for the summer after his Freshman year, after applying to 50 companies over 5 months.