The Millennial Mantra: Akhil Sai Konda

Akhil Sai Konda is pursing his masters in Packaging Science at Michigan State University. He tells Charmiane Alexander what he likes about all things packaging.

26 Feb 2020 | By Charmiane Alexander

Akhil Sai Konda

Q: How did your school/college prepare you for your career?
A: Monthly presentations and meetings with advisor helped in improving my confidence and the designing courses helped me a lot during my internship at Tesla Motors.

Q: One chemical compound whose formula you know by-heart?
A: Chemical formula of Chitosan, which is C56H103N9O39. I am developing films with it as part of my thesis.

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?
A: In the next five years, I see myself managing a packaging team, having a few patents under my name.

Q: In your opinion, what’s the best film about print you have ever seen?
A: Special 26. It’s not about printing, but it tells us how powerful printing can be.

Q: Describe your dream visit to a factory?
A: Few years ago, I saw Frito-Lay’s factory in a show called How it’s Made, and I really want to visit that factory, see, smell and taste freshly fried chips.

Q: What would be your dream job?
A: In the USA, there are packaging roles in the military. My dream job is to work for the packaging team in Indian military if any.

Q: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen recently?
A: The Irishman, where three great actors - Joe Pesci, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro came back together after a long time to make an American mafia movie, refreshing the memories.

Q: If you could time travel, where would you go and why?
A: I would like to go to the time when my parents were kids, see how different their life was from ours and how much it changed within these years.