When I joined Thames I was a shy, nerdy guy who lived mostly in books in my room. I didn't know much about life outside the classroom. The college was rife with vibrant extroverts who stayed at college even after classes. They scared me. But in the latter phase, engaging in programs from the Student Council of Thames International College (SCOTIC) made me see it differently. SCOTIC was about enriching student life experiences. Surprisingly, “Going home” wasn't the way to enrich life. To learn, I begrudgingly started staying after classes to work on events which helped enrich student life. For every event, we would plan months ahead, find sponsors, performers, practice and decorate on holidays. The responsibilities of handling a huge budget and team was definitely not easy. Then, the event commences. Everyone is celebrating and you’re backstage, exhausted. The crowd, the cheer, the glee creates an ambience of joy. Afterwards, you're appreciated by teachers and friends. Your team, despite its ups and down, made it.