Becoming an Extrovert in :60

Sajan Patel danced his way into his first job. And it had little to do with his academic portfolio.
"When I came to BU, I was an introvert," the accounting and finance major says. "I kept to myself and didn't make an effort to meet other people."

Until he saw a student activities flyer in his dormitory for Garba Raas, a colorful traditional dance style from the Indian state of Gujarat. Patel (SMG'13) also saw on that leaflet a chance to come out of his shell. As if reaching through time to his ancestral homeland, he soon found himself spinning barefoot across the floor, clapping, stomping, and twirling shiny sticks in his fingers. "It was three or four hours, three or four times a week. People did care about me. It made me feel at home."

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