Written by student James Day
Many college students try not to overwhelm themselves by putting too much on their plates. For second-year information systems major and finance minor Bhavik Modi, it’s the opposite.
From Mumbai, India, Bhavik is involved in a variety of organizations and activities on campus, including The Procter & Gamble Leadership Experience, University Honors Retreat Team Leader, Senator of College of Business Tribunal, Executive Board President of the Jefferson Advisory Council, Portfolio Management Co-op at Johnson Investment Counsel, Power Shift Environmental Action Conference in Washington, D.C., SOCHE Higher Education Sustainability Summit student representative, Pi Kappa Alpha Campus Involvement Chair, First Year Leadership Experience, ROAR Campus Tour Guide, U.C. Libraries Dean Search Committee and The Indian Students Association.
“The most challenging part of getting involved on campus for me has been time management and scheduling, says Bhavik. “You can never really manage time, two hours will always be two hours but I had to learn how to manage myself around time, so I had to learn how to prioritize different activities and how to develop a balance.”
One of the benefits of learning to balance so many activities was the opportunity to meet students, including some of his best friends, from a variety of majors and colleges.
“The most important thing I have learned has been what motivates different types of people. I understand what makes people “tick” and what people are passionate towards. This has helped me cater my leadership style to different situations and different personalities. I’ve discovered that leadership is getting people to do what you want because they want to do it,” says Bhavik.
Bhavik chose the University of Cincinnati because of the abundance of opportunities. “Not only was the campus beautiful, but I also found that the people here were very talented in various facets of life. Whether it is through the CCM or DAAP programs or through athletics, everyone at UC had an opportunity to be great.”