First-Year Leaders

Nikhil Malik
Junior from Chandigarh, India
Major: Electrical Engineering
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Why did you decide to attend UT Dallas?
Closer to home, and had a good engineering program. Transferred from UT Austin

What do you like about UT Dallas?

It’s a small campus so making new friends and connections is relatively easier.

List some clubs and organizations you are or have been involved in at UT Dallas.

Student Welcome and Transition Team (SWAT), Alpha Phi Omega (APO), Intramural sports

What has been your favorite/best experience at UT Dallas so far?

Going to different events such as splatter beat, senior send off with friends.

What did you learn about college life that you didn’t know before?

That there is something for everyone to do

What do you like to do to unwind after class?

Go over to a friend’s apartment and play sports or video games.

Why did you decide to become a First Year Leader (FYL)?

It seemed like an interesting opportunity and working with freshman to help them ease into college life.

Is there anything you wish you did during your freshman year that you didn’t?

I wish I would have been more social. Freshman year for me consisted of just going to class and going home.

What advice do you have for the incoming freshman class?

Advice would be to have fun. Not saying that they shouldn’t focus on school. School is the number one priority but it shouldn’t be the only thing they should focus on.


Updated: August 15, 2012