Alumni Profiles

Vignesh Alagappan

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
High School: Camberwell Grammar School

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

Mentorship, Personal Development, and Community. The Robertson Program invests in people. It connects scholars with the opportunities, training, and community they need to become a good leader. And that’s what I want to be “when I grow up”.

How has your experience with the Robertson shaped your goals and career path?

The Robertson alumni community has been an incredibly helpful resource for me as I evaluate my fit for various career paths. Robbies go on to do really cool things in all kinds of fields (from finance to marine biology!). Combine that diversity with a staff office that is closely invested in the success of each and every scholar, and you have a program that helps you figure out what you want to do and how you are going to get there.

What has been your favorite Robertson moment so far?

Hiking through the gorgeous canyons of Southern Utah with a mix of Robertsons from three different classes. We passed as a small convoy through the vast expanse of red soil and twinkling streams. The wonder of the landscape all around helped us escape from the routine of mid-semester student life.

Robertson Scholars, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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