Arka Gohil

Vellore Institute of technology


STEM is a huge step forward to unlocking our own potential and making something of ourselves.

What do you do?

An engineering student, I am pursuing various interests right now. I focus on writing captions as well as contributing something to the society. I am a voracious reader too.

Why did you choose this field?

Since childhood, I always knew that I would end up doing masters and pursue something I love. My love for physics led me to mechanical engineering and here, as a part of various clubs I realise my natural tendency to organise is potentially a way into the field of management.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I wish I knew that studying would compromise sports for me. I seriously undervalued the various states competitions I'd been a part of and it took a back burner since grade 10. Balance is key, as college taught me and I would have managed both had I chosen to fight for it.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I am not currently a part of STEM, but as I understand, it is a field of sciences, a discipline seriously undervalued in my country. The deeper understanding into things science give, the clarity of mathematics and the level-headedness that comes from knowledge is all important to me and my aim is to keep the curiosity alive in future generations and in me as well.

Best advice for next generation?

STEM is a huge step forward to unlocking our own potential and making something of ourselves. Each day brings with new discoveries and new problems with their solutions. It teaches us logic and reasoning and leads us to discipline of balance. Pursuing it out of interest alone is beneficial and it's outcomes, manyfold.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

I'm a bit of a philosophy geek as well and this quote by Victor E Frankl resonates with me-
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

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