Have you wondered what studying at FVI is like beyond the viewbooks and course curriculum? In this new series, we offer you a glimpse of just that.
This week, meet Akshit Marwaha, 2nd year BCIS student at FVI. From graphic design to videography to robotics, Akshit talks about going beyond academics and chasing his passions at FVI.
- Tell us a little about yourself.
Hello! I’m Akshit Marwaha from Chandigarh, a second-year student in Computer Information Security with a deep-rooted passion for directing and video editing. My collaboration with Fraser Valley India opened doors to diverse internships and projects. I’m also keenly interested in Robotics and AI. Additionally, I contribute to the Serving Humanity club, managing their social media. Fun fact: I’m a natural leader who knows how to get things done!
- What do you think is the FVI advantage?
Fraser Valley India (FVI) presents a significant advantage in shaping one’s career and personal development. It offers a unique opportunity to pursue Canadian undergraduate studies at nearly diploma-level costs. Beyond academic excellence, FVI excels in bolstering students’ portfolios and cover letters, thoroughly preparing them for the competitive Canadian job market. This holistic approach encompasses support in academics, student activities, and industry engagement projects, crucial for all-round development and ensuring students are well-equipped to thrive in their future endeavours.
- What was your favourite project to work at FVI?
My favourite project at Fraser Valley India (FVI) was undoubtedly the Student Company Program (SCP). This initiative significantly contributed to my personal and professional growth. Through SCP, I learned how to build a business from scratch, market products effectively, and generate profit. This experience not only boosted my confidence but also laid a solid foundation in business understanding. It was instrumental in helping me develop valuable connections, which I am confident will greatly benefit my future endeavours.
- What is your most memorable moment at FVI?
The highlight of my time at Fraser Valley India (FVI) was founding the Robotics Club and witnessing its remarkable success. The most unforgettable moment was organizing the RoboRace competition. This event epitomized the club’s growth and success, marking a personal milestone. Seeing my passion for robotics come to life through this successful event was not only rewarding but remains my most cherished memory at FVI.
- Beyond academics and practical learning projects like SCP, how has FVI given you opportunities to develop new skills in your area of interest?
At Fraser Valley India (FVI), beyond academics and projects like SCP, I had the opportunity to grow immensely in my field of interest through the Bot Builder Club, which I founded and led as president and appointed Vaibhav Datta as Vice President. My journey in robotics, starting from grade 7, had paused in class 11 due to academic pressures. However, FVI, particularly with Ms. Saniya Kamra’s support, reignited my passion. The club, with over 60 members, became a hub for learning and sharing knowledge in robotics and engineering. A significant achievement was organizing a Roborace competition, drawing participation from 40+ students and 20+ volunteers, marking a huge success and a vital learning experience.
- What is the one piece of advice you would like to give our current and prospective students about their time at FVI?
My advice to current and prospective students at FVI is to embrace your college life fully. While it’s crucial to prepare for the challenges in Canada, don’t forget to enjoy your time here. Many seniors mention that Canadian campuses often lack time for co-curricular activities, making these moments at FVI even more precious. Use this time to build strong friendships and bonds, and not just focus solely on career goals. Balance is key – immerse in your studies, but also take time to relax and enjoy the company of your peers. Just take a chill pill!