The other half of the Bwog Tech dream team: Arvind Srinivasan, a man who shatters our previous “cheese-related puns” record.
Name, Hometown, School, Major: Arvind Srinivasan, 510, Bay Area, CA, SEAS, Computer Science
Claim to fame: As a 4 year member of the shadow Bwog government, I ran tech with Sam (Ruby Prince/ Big Deal/ Flat Stanley) Aarons, which meant that I was a voting member on the committee that made Bwog white. For those not around for it, the general reaction was this. I made the decision to give comment trolls the reward of Comic Sans. I was also the president of the Rock Climbing Club. One of the people at Chipotle knows my name, and I have over 250 seamless confirmations in my email (pad thai is the only part of a balanced diet, right?).
Where are you going? Zurich, Switzerland to work at Google on giving Gary Busey something else to talk to. Recognizing that there are Google offices in NYC and Mountain View, this is not a slight on the two places I have lived, which are the greatest and greatest places in the world, respectively. I’m just sick of waking up at 7AM to watch soccer games.
What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2018?
1) If you’ve ever felt that Columbia isn’t giving you your money’s worth extra-curricularly, or have a passing interest in anything remotely athletic, join one of the club sports. Joining the Climbing Club was the best decision I made in the last 4 years (aside from maybe buying a hammock), not only because going on outdoor trips on weekends probably (relatively) preserved my sanity, but because I found a community early-on that turned out to be the greatest group of mentors and friends anyone could hope for (to be fair, I’m sure this is true for other clubs as well). Also, club sports get an incredible amount of financial support from Columbia, and are designed to be as cheap as possible for people to go on otherwise expensive trips.