Sreenidhi Alumni College Destinations

Welcome to Sreenidhi International School’s Alumni Blog!

Class of 2016

                         

              Congratulations to our Class of 2016 on their graduation!

                          We wish our students every success in life as their head for college. 

                                          

                                   

          Class of 2016 College Acceptances

 USA

Albion College, Bentley University (2), Boston University, California Polytechnic, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Chapman University, College of Wooster (2),  DePaul University, DePauw University (2), Denison University, Drexel University (4), Florida Institute of Technology (3),  Hult International Business School, Indiana University Bloomington, Ithaca College (3), Kalamazoo College, Lebanon Valley College, Los Angeles Film School, Michigan State University (2), New York University, Northeastern University (3) , Ohio State, Penn State (4), Purdue (3), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers (2), Savannah College of Art & Design, School of Visual Arts, SUNY Buffalo (2), Syracuse University (2), University of California Berkeley, U C Davis, U C Irvine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Rochester, University of Texas at  Austin, University of Washington Seattle, University of Wisconsin Madison, Wheaton College

 India

Amity Global Business School, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, Christ University, Bangalore, FLAME, Pune, Manipal University, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, O P Jindal Global University, SRM University ( Admissions to Indian colleges are in progress) 

 UK

University of Birmingham (3), University of Kent, King’s College London, Kingston University, University of Leeds, University of Manchester (2), University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Surrey, University of Warwick

Germany

Jacobs University

Canada

McGill University (2), University of British Columbia (2)

Ireland

University College Dublin

Spain

Marbella Design Academy

UAE

New York University Abu Dhabi

Singapore

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore Institute of Management

Hong Kong

Savannah College of Art & Design, Hong Kong

 

        

 

Alumni as Mentors

 

 

 

 A special word of thanks to our Alumni who responded to our graduating students’ inquiries about colleges with advice and feedback about their college experiences. The feedback is much appreciated and has certainly been of great help as students begin to make their final college decision.

Information and advice from our Alumni will also help ease our current students’ transition to college life.

As always, we look forward to hearing from our Alumni!

Skype Conversation with Our Alumni at Purdue University, USA

Thank you very much to our Alumni at Purdue University, USA,  Chandrahas Reddy ( Class of 2012), Sreeramana Vellanki ( Class of 2015) and Pranav  Anappindi who took the time to organize a Skype chat session with our students where they talked  about their college experience as well as preparing for college in general. They had some great tips and advice for students which was much appreciated. The teachers too were very happy to drop by and chat with Chandrahas, Sreeramana and Pranav. We wish them the very best in all their endeavors and hope they have a great college life ahead of them. A special word of thanks to Sreeramana for taking the initiative to organize this meeting.

Leela Yeleswarapu

Class of 2015

Knox College, USA

I am really glad I’ve made the right choice. After coming here, I realized that yes Knox IS the the place for me to be. It has been 1 month into college here and I am having a fantastic experience so far! I’ve had a very warm welcome into Galesburg & Knox. The first 2 and half weeks were dedicated to a tightly packed orientation which helped all the international and national students to settle and bond with each other.

I am truly enjoying the diversity of this place. I love how open and accepting people here are to different opinions and perspectives. This was one thing we learnt during our orientation – to leave the stereotypes behind, to understand and accept others for who they are. In Knox everyone wants to do something big in their lives and make a difference in the community. There is definitely competition here, but, a very healthy & encouraging one, which pushes students to rise above their standards.

I have 7 credits transferred because of my IB Score. Since I have credits for my 1st year Econ courses, I am currently taking a Econ 300 level course – Intermediate Economics, because of which I am surrounded by the juniors of this school!

It also gives me immense pleasure to let you know that I’ve become the Student Senator, last Friday through the Student Elections. Six students from each class are voted for to represent their class. I have been designated a post in the Campus Diversity Committee where my job is to provide advice and counsel to the President for ways in which Knox’s educational programs, institutional practices, and community of students, faculty and staff can fulfill the College’s commitment to diversity.

                             Congratulations Leela on being selected as a  Student Senator at Knox College!

Alumni Profiles Class of 2015

Murali Krishna A.

Class of 2014

Northeastern University, MA, USA.

9th July 2015: Exactly one year back, I prepared myself to make a big transition in my life. I was all set to pursue my Bachelors degree at Northeastern University. I knew it wouldn’t be an easy task because I would have to live independently and stay far away from home.

Although I was far away from home, I was not totally disappointed since a couple of my classmates also accompanied me. One of them goes to the same college as I do and the other goes to a different college.

I always believed that college marks the beginning of an important stage of every individual’s career. It is the time when students learn to stand up on their own feet and learn to live independently.

Northeastern is a very big university with a total of 20,000 students approximately. Moreover, it is also the 7th largest university in the United States in terms of the International student population. This clearly gives an idea about the diverseness of this university.

In fact, with such a high International student population, it is very easy to acculturate and meet lots of new students. The environment is very friendly at Northeastern and there are students from all parts of the globe. Northeastern is located right in the heart of Boston. Furthermore, Boston is the home for a number of outstanding and prestigious universities. I totally feel that Boston is one of the best locations in the world to pursue higher education.

However, I faced a couple of small problems; one of the most important one being the weather. The winters in Boston are quite rough and depressing. Winter lasts for about 5-6 months and the temperature drops to about -23˚ C with heavy snowfall in the months of January and February.

Apart from the weather, I also found it quite difficult to wake up for the 8 AM classes every day and there were around 5-6 occasions when I overslept and skipped my classes. In turn, this had minor impact on my final grades since I lost points for my attendance. Thanks to my dorm parents (Kaviraj Sir, Chandramohan Sir, Shiv Sir) at Sreenidhi who ensured that I did not skip any classes while I was at school.

Mechanical Engineering is one of the toughest courses and is very rigorous. The workload increases gradually as the semester progresses. This major requires every student to take a lot of courses. Any course on an average requires students to complete 120 credits in 4 years. On the other hand, Mechanical Engineering requires every student complete 137 credits in 4 years.

Even though Mechanical Engineering is really difficult, I personally feel that the IB program has prepared me well to face all obstacles at my University. I was very happy when I was informed by my advisor that I could skip a lot classes since I have credits from IB. I received a total of 20 credits, which helped me skip most of the core courses.

The only advice that I would like to give all the IB students is to take the program seriously and work hard because it benefits them in future. Also, each student approximately has 2-4 classes a day albeit, they are very serious and the workload is very high.

The faculty at Northeastern is very highly experienced. The professors are very friendly and are always available in person or can be contacted via email, mobile. They expound on every small topic. Moreover, my Calculus 2 professor is highly trained and one of the best I have ever studied under. When I joined at Northeastern, my math skills were incipient. Eventually it was my math professor who dwelled into every topic clearly and helped me score an A that course.

In addition, a lot of senior students take the responsibility to work as Teaching Assistants (TA) these students are always available on campus. They are very competent with all concepts taught by the professors. It is always good to make the best use of them, especially during the exams and while the professors are on leave.

Initially I was ambivalent about my college decision, I was worried if I made the right move by choosing Northeastern over UBC. But gradually, I realized that this is the right place for me to be and I fit in here perfectly. I can’t believe that my freshman year has passed away so quickly; college is starkly different from what I expected. I am looking forward to taking part in many clubs at the university because it helps professionally and socially.

In addition, I am taking part in an Internship in order to build my resume for my first CO-OP job. I returned back to India with lots of unforgettable moments from Northeastern and a revisit to Sreenidhi evoked nostalgic moments from my school days.

 

Chandana Reddy

Class of 2014

S P Jain School of Global Management, Singapore

7th July 2015

We were in for a pleasant surprise when Chandana Reddy was invited by S P Jain to speak to our students about her college experiences, during their visit to our school campus recently. Chandana is pursuing a Bachelors in Business Administration program at S P Jain. After completing her first year at Singapore, Chandana will be heading off to S P Jain’s Dubai campus for her second year.

 

It was great to hear Chandana speak about her involvement in various activities at her college. She also had some good advice to give to our current seniors as they begin to prepare for college applications.

Alumni Profiles