A shy, introverted girl entered JGU in July 2018 to begin a new journey of her life with absolutely no idea about what the next three years had to offer her. And that was me, Roli Bansal. My keen interest in the world of accountancy & finance and the multi-disciplinary curriculum offered by JSBF pulled me here. I was initially apprehensive about being able to adjust away from home. But within a few weeks, everything seemed to fall in place, and the campus felt like home!
The first year seemed to have passed away in the blink of an eye! But for an introvert like me, every day seemed to come with a new challenge, and an opportunity to overcome all fears and learn from them. With each passing day, I discovered a better version of myself. I felt more confident, more dedicated, more disciplined, and more responsible. At the beginning of the second year, I was selected to represent a group of freshers as their ‘Buddy’ during the Buddy Project 2019. And that was the time I realized that I was capable to take over more responsibilities and accountability, and hence, I decided to serve my school through the JSBF Student Council. And a few weeks later, I was elected as the first General Secretary & Treasurer of JSBF.
As the General Secretary and Treasurer at JSBF, I have learned a lot! From meeting new people and looking at a whole different world, to get an opportunity to be a part of the Organising Committee at the First Global Finance Conclave and interview some well-renowned professionals, to be able to represent my school as an Election Commissioner at COGSASH and work with senior faculty members and council members from different schools, from developing trust, good working relationship, leadership and teamwork skills, to represent myself as one who can take charge and get things done in order, and most importantly, time management! Being a student council member is not only about the duties that come along but also managing work outside the council. While this post brought lots of extra work on top of the academic workload, being the General Secretary and Treasurer at JSBF is one of my top experiences at JGU!
My other top experiences at JGU include the memories created with some amazingly adorable people, I love to call family now! From not knowing each other to knowing the person more than themselves, to completing assignments and cooking food together, we all grew up and not only got to know the other person better but ourselves as well! I grew as an individual, not only academically but also culturally and emotionally.
And today I’m here, about to complete my graduate degree, and I feel proud to say that joining JGU was one of the best decisions of my life! I’m grateful for everything it gave to me, be it academics, co-curricular, some life-changing experiences, highly educated and experienced mentors, or a new me! Today, I feel more confident and prepared for any situation to knock on my door. With all the learnings and experiences gained at JGU, I move forward to pursue further studies in the field of accounting and finance. I am so glad that I got the opportunity to be a part of JSBF and would encourage people to come here and experience the same!