NTU Valedictorian Speech

My Valedictorian speech at the NTU Convocation 2019

In July 2019, I officially graduated from NTU, Singapore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, and had the good fortune to be chosen Valedictorian of my cohort. Looking back, the past 4 years have been a journey of maturity and growth, fuelled not only by the excellent technical education and skills I gained, but more so by a supportive community of friends, family, mentors, and connections.

Our degrees may have our names on them, but hidden between the lines are the stories of our communities.

Through my speech, I wanted to highlight the importance of building and growing our communities. I also wanted to thank all those that stood by me and supported me as I navigated the ups and downs of university life.

You can also read the transcript in plain .txt or on Medium.

Looking back, I feel happy, extremely grateful and slightly embarrassed! NTU’s official magazine even did an article on the stories of this year’s Valedictorians, including me. We made it to the cover page and Instagram, too!

Chaitanya K. Joshi
Chaitanya K. Joshi
Research Engineer