University of South Florida


Inspiring leadership: Nithin Palyam's journey of growth at USF

By Sandra C. Roa, University Communications and Marketing

As an international student, Nithin Palyam felt embraced by USF’s culture, which emphasizes inclusion, leadership and student success. Palyam’s college experience was his first time abroad and initially he was timid as a first-year student. Once he learned about the many student organizations and academic opportunities at USF, Palyam found himself immersed in a community of student leaders. As a computer science major in the College of Engineering and Student Government president, Palyam is a true reflection of his parents (his mother is a mayor and his father works in civil engineering). His goal is to complete his bachelor’s degree and join India’s growing technology industry as an international business leader. “I feel like I am right where I have to be for that dream to come into action,” Palyam said.  

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