Shreshtha’s Life at FVI: Supportive Community and Opportunities for Excellence

Have you wondered what studying at FVI is like beyond the viewbooks and course curriculum? In this series, we offer you a glimpse of just that.

This week, meet Shreshtha Singh, a 4th Year BBA student. A true leader and all-rounder who’s often seen at the helm of our student projects at FVI, she shares how FVI provides community and endless opportunities for excellence!


  1. Tell us a little about yourself.
    Greetings! I am Shreshtha Singh, a fourth-year BBA student at Fraser Valley India. Since my very first semester at FVI, I have been an active member of a number of clubs. Starting my own club (Kaleidoscopic Lens) in my first semester at FVI, and later rising to the president position of the Meraki (Art) club, I have experienced all the fun and challenges that the clubs offer.


  1. What do you think is the FVI Advantage?
    Being a student completing her entire degree at the Indian campus, I feel FVI is a great place to be a part of. FVI provides numerous learning opportunities, including various campus programs, internships, and industry engagements. I have been a part of nearly all the key projects multiple times, and every single time, I ended up learning something new in a different position. Besides these opportunities, I received a lot of support from my professors and SLIE mentors, who not only made things easier for me but also presented new challenges that further helped me develop.


  1. What was your favourite project to work on at FVI?
    Oh, now that is a tough one! I have been a part of so many projects multiple times, and picking one will be challenging. Since I have always had a keen interest in event planning and management, I personally enjoyed being part of all the events and volunteering at them. They gave me an opportunity to express my own creativity to make the event more fun, organized, and smooth, while also leading a team of students to ensure no aspect of the event is disrupted.


  1. What is your most memorable moment at FVI?
    Hmm, for me, one of my most memorable moments at FVI was at the Qbiz Grand Finale 2023 – or more like the night before. All of us interns, head interns and the student life team were sitting in the auditorium waiting for the audio visual set up to happen. It was around 7-8 at night by that point, and all of us were obviously beat. We were all sitting around discussing ghost stories, and a full on discussion was happening on whether these instances were real or not, and what stories we had all heard. In that moment I realised that I not only found an environment to excel in, but I also ended up forming an amazing community who is just as goofy and crazy as I am.


  1. Beyond academics and practical learning projects like SCP, how has FVI given you opportunities to develop new skills in your area of interest?
    I have always been a creative individual with a strong interest in art. At FVI, I got the opportunity to further develop that skill set and delve into digital designing and sketching. Being part of the organizing team for various campus events, I gained a better understanding of all that goes behind the scenes and the little aspects we need to keep in mind for the smoother execution of the event.


  1. What is the one piece of advice you would like to give our current and prospective students about their time at FVI?There are a huge number of opportunities for both academic and professional growth and development that FVI offers. I encourage all the students to take advantage of at least some of them. You can learn a whole lot of things, whether in terms of leading a team, acquiring a new skill set, or even getting your academic paper published in established journals. These opportunities also open doors for students, both on campus and outside of it.


  1. Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
    Being someone who has been part of both ends of the spectrum, I would suggest everyone not to look at FVI as just an opportunity to go to Canada. Look at it as an experience in itself that will prepare you not just for Canada but for life as well. I can promise you that at the end of the 2-3 years you spend at FVI, you will see immense change in yourself and be more developed and prepared for the future challenges and opportunities.