Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed the graduating class of 2020 on Google’s virtual platform YouTube and give a farewell to all the students. Famous personalities like former US President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Malala Yousafzai, etc attended the event. The theme of the event was “Dear Class of 2020” where he shared certain tips for the young professionals and also shared his life story.
His main advice for the class of 2020 was-
“Be Open, Be Impatient and Be Hopeful”
He said that I know that this global pandemic has completely changed our lives. There is a significant slow down in the hiring processes, maybe you have lost your job offers what you have got, some students may be grieving over the plans they have made but don’t lose hope. Be impatient that will led to a further revolution and can be your power. You people might be frustrated but this frustration can help you to discover. You people are getting lots of advice today, let me give you mine. Be open to grab whatever you can get and swallow as much as you can get.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai gave the example of batches of 1920 who graduated at the end of a deadly pandemic, 1070 Vietnam War, the class of 2001 graduated just a month before 9/11. He told that all these batches have prevailed and people from these batches too had successful carriers. Yes, sometimes some extra problems may come across us but we should take the advantage of them by channelizing our frustration and anger on a good route.
He shared his story, how his father spent about a whole year’s salary on just one plane ticket to US so that he could attend Standford. It was his first time when he was sitting on a plane. He acknowledged that his luck and most importantly his passion for technology is the main reason for his success.
He started his journey in Google in the year 2004 and he worked majorly on projects like Google Toolbar and Google Chrome and in 2015 he was announced as the CEO of Google. His journey is very inspiring for young students who think they are from a low background and cannot achieve anything in life. This man Sundar Pichai has proved that your background doesn’t matter at all, all that matters is your skills and talent and that is the reason why he is the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the world.