Pawas Aggarwal

India

School Year: Sophomore

Major(s):  Computer Science

Team: Saturn

Languages: Hindi & English

Hobbies: Guitar, Cooking, Movies

Why did you become a mentor: As an international student, it can be hard to adjust to the new life here immediately but with the help of an experienced and trained individual, it can eventually become fun. My mentors showed me how to get used to the academic and social life here and to thank them, I decided to be a mentor so I could help the new incoming students like the way I was helped.

Bio: I come from the capital of India, New Delhi. I grew up and completed my schooling there. I love working with computers and thus I chose to major in Computer Science. I also love cooking and eating different types of food. Some of my favorite dishes include Chhole Bhature, Momos (Indian Dumplings), and Mango Lassi. One thing that really separates me from others from my place is that cricket doesn't interest me (or any other sports for that matter). So if you fall into this unique category, I'd love to chat with you.

What is one piece of advice for new Freshmen: GO OUT. Period. It's really important to make connections over here, the more you get to know people the more engaged you'll feel. I know it can be hard when you are new, but there are others like you who are finding it hard too, so go out and talk to people, attend events. At the end of the day, sitting in your dorm room on your computer watching Netflix won't do anything.

Best place to eat in Indianapolis: Hyderabad House and Petra Cafe.