Student Spotlight - Varshu Karumuri
Written by: Timiro Mohammed
Photographed by: Levi Soprovich
As seen in the December 2019 issue of Lazy Faire magazine
This month Lazy Faire sat down with Varshu Karumuri, a third year business student in Operations Management. Varshu is extremely active on campus, and he gave us some insight to his journey as a student at ASoB.
Tell me a little bit about yourself, what major are you pursuing? Why did you choose it?
I chose OM because I wanted to learn hard skills while I was in school. OM is kind of a watered-down version of data science. I don’t entirely know the stats and math behind it but it’s cool to have a basic understanding of its limitations and when it can be used. I was an MIS major before; it was a good program but I wasn't learning as many skills as I wanted to, so I switched to OM.
What extracurriculars are you involved with?
How have you been able to balance work and school?
What makes you so passionate about the things you do?
I think I also learned that I'm kind of selfish- I want to learn things for myself. I saw my progression and how I improved over the year and I’m really proud of that. I can look back at myself now and recognize that I’m better than where I was before - and that is what keeps me motivated.
What’s one of your proudest achievements as an ASOB student?
What would you tell your first-year self?
The biggest piece of advice I would give myself is to not take things too seriously. I was someone who was serious about most things and would over-prepare. Make sure that you don’t undermine others; don't be too serious about things because in the end, things work out the way they're supposed too. Honestly, be the person that you'd want to grab a beer with - just be a good person.