Class of 2017!
I am Kabir Sarjan, a rising sophomore at Carleton College. I am originally from a small town in India called Shimla, but grew up in New Delhi and Mumbai. I completed high school in Hong Kong, China. Culturally, considering that I have constantly changed residencies and schools, I identify with Hong Kong and India here at Carleton. I have utterly no clue what I want to major in yet, but I seem to be heading towards an Economics major with a pre-med track. At Carleton, I am a board member of the International Relations Council (IRC) and the Carleton College Model United Nations team. I also enjoy participating in South Asian festivities with a group called MOSAIC.
I love debating, noire cinema and playing the guitar on a lovely, snowy night. As a major Hindi movie buff, I am ready anytime to watch a Hindi movie. My taste in music is eclectic, ranging from classical Indian to electro-house. I also love playing IM Frisbee and Broomball and regularly go for Sunday afternoon cricket at the rec center. I also love reading Dan Brown novels (THERE IS A NEW ONE!) and drinking different varieties of tea (apple cinnamon by my side as I write this- sheer bliss).
I am very excited to meet you all at ISO! If you’re ever craving tea, want to watch a Hindi movie or just want to chat, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. What excites you about being at Carleton?
Honestly, the people. Carleton’s community is intellectual and very supportive. The classes are fantastic not only because of the amazing material but also because of the lovely professors who constantly help you with whatever issues you may have. Many a time I have landed up in a professor’s office hours and spent an hour talking about everything except the work. This is what excites me most about Carleton, that you can always get help with whatever the issue may be from somewhere.
2. What is something you wish you had been better prepared for before arriving to Carleton?
The change from High School in Hong Kong to a college in the United States was a difficult one. A culture shock, slightly debilitating at first. My biggest piece of advice in terms of preparation would be that one should just be ready to try new things. Carleton can be a quirky place at times and just being yourself and being ready for new challenges (academic or otherwise). Be open!