To Follow The Road Less Travelled
“Don't be afraid to take risks and stray off the beaten path,” says Arjun Ravishankar. Either you win or learn. Learning that can not be taught in school education, and can only be attained through experience.
Driven, Curious, and always a team player, Arjun began his professional journey as a medical student at the University of Medical Sciences in Delhi. In 2017 he moved to the United States for 3 months with a view to pursuing residency and getting clinical experience. But before beginning his residency, he joined the Josefowicz Laboratory at Cornell as a volunteer to gain experience in basic science research. He now works there full-time as a Postdoctoral Associate.
He gives credit to his individuality for pursuing a fairly unconventional route compared to his peers, who also came to the US for their residency. We are often questioned and doubted if we decide to do anything that does not fit the traditional settings of our career.
Not conforming to the pressure of others, shows credibility in the unconventional career path one chooses to take. So put your self-doubt to rest and follow the road less travelled if that's what you want!