Niranjan RAGHAVAN

26 ans, Indien

My profile

I arrived in France in September 2018. I study in English at Ecole Polyecthnique where I am enrolled in a graduate degree in energy environment.  « Having survived in three countries from across the world, I am confident that as an E-ambassadeur, I can offer very unique perspectives and life-hacks for mundane activities in our day-to-day lives ». 

J’étudie à

paris

My Background

I followed a very familiar path treaded by most Indian students- obtained a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from India (Amrita University) and United States (Clemson University) respectively. Quite normal right? Well, this is when my life threw a curveball…

When the US pulled out of the Paris Agreement in 2017, I was inspired by France’s leadership to fight climate change. So, I quit my job in the US and chose France as my destination for (yet another) master’s degree, thanks to Campus France’s prestigious “Make Our Planet Great Again” scholarship and Ecole Polytechnique.

After my studies, I aspire to become an energy analyst/consultant for French markets. My long term goal is to aid India in its renewable energy transition via startup ventures.

A little bit more about me …

Usually in my free time, I love catching up with my family and friends, who are my lifeline. (My academic advisor from Clemson University loves to know more about my studies and living in Paris, and is of course French!) On weekends, I love playing and watching Football. In fact, my love story with France began with Arsenal, Arsene Wenger and Thierry Henry! And when I am not watching football, I love to travel, explore new parts of a city and try local cuisines. I spend a lot of time reading about current trends in tech businesses and listening to podcasts.

As I see myself as an E-Ambassador…

My motto to all my life endeavors has been “If not now, then when?” I would love to offer my unbiased opinions to students of any nationality about studying and living in France. Having (independently) survived in three countries from across the world with modest language skills, I am confident that as an E-ambassadeur, I can offer very unique perspectives and life-hacks for mundane activities in our day-to-day lives- Yes, from setting up a notorious French bank account to sharing my favorite Boulangeries in Paris! My personal interests lie in food, travel adventures, jobs and French culture. So, looking forward to contributing in my role!

Niranjan STREAM

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