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It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

  1. 1. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” https://www.linkedin.com/in/ponguru/ B.Tech. Orientation Nov 2, 2022 IIIT Hyderabad Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (“PK”) #ProfGiri CS IIIT Hyderabad ACM Distinguished Member TEDx Speaker https://www.instagram.com/pk.profgiri/
  2. 2. 2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri:_The_Surgical_Strike
  3. 3. How’s the Josh? 3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri:_The_Surgical_Strike
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  5. 5. Audience Program Cities Other options 5
  6. 6. How was this talk? Takeaways? 6
  7. 7. 7 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Gump
  8. 8. Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get ~ Forrest Gump 8 Make friends – Participate in clubs, if it is not there, create one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Gump
  9. 9. 9 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Idiots
  10. 10. Kamyab Hone Ke Liye Nahi Kabil Hone Ke Liye Padho, Kamyabi …Piche Ayegi….. ~ 3 idiots 10 “Study to excel, not to be successful, Pursue excellence and success will come chasing you.” Stay focused on learning – Ask for help, don’t hesitate – Everybody needs help https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Idiots
  11. 11. 11 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annaatthe
  12. 12. Kalaam vazhvil ponnanathu Adhaai gavanam vaithu munneridu ~ Annaatthe, Annaatthe song 12 Time management – Regrets – 1, 2 semester missing out – CGPA ‘also’ matters – Others? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annaatthe
  13. 13. 13 https://youtu.be/ji5_MqicxSo
  14. 14. “The brick walls are there for a reason. They’re not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something … The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” “I mean, I don’t know how not to have fun. I’m dying and I’m having fun. And I’m going to keep having fun every day I have left. Because there’s no other way to play it.” ~ Randy Pausch 14
  15. 15. 15 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petta_(film)
  16. 16. Aasa Adakkida Therinja Inga Ellaam Kaaladiyil Kedakkum ~ Petta, Ullaallaa song 16 Control your wants – FOMO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petta_(film)
  17. 17. 17 https://precog.iiit.ac.in/blog/2021/06/09/precog-from-fomo-to-a-learning-mindset/
  18. 18. 18 https://precog.iiit.ac.in/blog/2021/06/09/precog-from-fomo-to-a-learning-mindset/
  19. 19. 19 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2372222/
  20. 20. 20 Woh jeena bhi koi jeena hai jis mein kick na ho Connect to Randy Pausch? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2372222/
  21. 21. 21 How to find kick? Not same for any 2 of us
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  23. 23. If you want something different, you are going to have to do something different ~ Jennifer Lopez / Jack Canfield 23 What are the different things you want? How to do them differently?
  24. 24. Know him? 24
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  30. 30. 30 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1449283/
  31. 31. 31 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1449283/ “Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ~ Winnie the Pooh “If the string breaks, then we try another piece of string.” ~ Owl
  32. 32. Transition to campus You should know what you want Try out projects, clubs, … Managing courses, food, clothes, hobbies, friends, relationships is hard 33
  33. 33. Transition to campus You should know what you want Try out projects, clubs, friends … Managing courses, food, clothes, hobbies, friends, relationships is hard 34 https://www.pinterest.com/pin/862228291128906498/
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  35. 35. Explore a bit before deciding Student #1 CAPTCHA - Privacy - Usable Security - Social Media & Policing Student #2 Cyberbullying - Pedophile - Credibility in Twitter 36 “Want the perfect chair” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3DlwnW-SmM
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  37. 37. 38 Aim high
  38. 38. Make small progress, consistently 39
  39. 39. Allow IIITH life to transform you 40 Learn new skills; I took formal courses playing Tennis, Golf, … They are on my transcript :) Ask questions (even if it is silly / simple) when you attend classes / talks Reading book club, try out Yoga…. https://www.amazon.in/Short-History-Nearly-Everything/dp/076790818X https://www.jstor .org/stable/2776392
  40. 40. Its ok to loose, fail…. Have social support / Friends / Colleagues Celebrate failures, it's harder, but possible You are not alone! 41 https://in.pinterest.com/pin/113293746856175786/
  41. 41. Its ok to loose, fail…. Have social support / Friends / Colleagues Celebrate failures, it's harder, but possible You are not alone! 42 https://in.pinterest.com/pin/113293746856175786/ https://movies.disney.com/the-lion-king
  42. 42. Its ok to loose, fail…. Have social support / Friends / Colleagues Celebrate failures, it's harder, but possible You are not alone! “Bad things happen, and you can’t do anything about them.” ~ Timon 43 https://in.pinterest.com/pin/113293746856175786/ https://movies.disney.com/the-lion-king
  43. 43. Can’t think of movie reference L Don’t categorize yourself early, ML, Dev, front end, etc. Watch all the latest movies, series but addiction to Netflix and the likes will take you nowhere, many students have realized this later Little cautious of what you try, do not misuse the freedom, don’t let your parents, well-wishers down 44
  44. 44. Discussion Perception of IIITH before you joined & now? Book reading, playing tennis & Badminton, with me also J Use social media for celebrating IIITH & your time here #PKGyan 45
  45. 45. Acknowledgements All students who gave inputs All gyaans that I got from my well wishers Twitter users 46
  46. 46. 47 Thanks! Questions? pk.guru@iiit.ac.in http://precog.iiit.ac.in/ @ponguru pk.profgiri linkedin/in/ponguru

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