Northeastern Illinois University's student-run newspaper

NEIU Independent

Northeastern Illinois University's student-run newspaper

NEIU Independent

Northeastern Illinois University's student-run newspaper

NEIU Independent

Ankush Vyas, Editor-in-Chief

Ankush Vyas is a strategic, detail-oriented, and a dedicated recent graduate with Bachelors of Science in Accounting and a minor in Sociology from Northeastern Illinois University. For over the past few years, Vyas has been a noteworthy leader in the media industry taking multiple roles to support any roles in the organization he has been involved in and achieved the highest role of the organization. The highest position Vyas has undertaken is the Editor-in-Chief position at Northeastern Illinois University's NEIU Independent, a student-run news publication where he started as an Online Editor and a writer. 

Starting off as an Online Editor for the newspaper, Vyas progressively learned about all aspects of successfully running a newspaper including writing, editing, managing, designing, producing, budgeting, training, advising, maintaining a conflict-free environment for all participating members, and ultimately leading the news publication to where it currently stands.

Before transitioning to the Editor-in-Chief role, Vyas played a key role in establishing a Student Media Board as its Treasurer, a board that provides self-governance, financial, technical, advisory, administrative support, and long-range planning assistance for the NEIU Independent (news publication), WZRD Chicago 88.3 Radio Station (radio station), Que Ondee Sola (Latinx magazine), and Seeds (literary and visual arts journal), and any prospective media outlets of the Northeastern Illinois University.

While maintaining all the responsibilities above, Vyas actively pursued his accounting degree and supported his colleagues by mentoring and tutoring them in various academic interests such as accounting, auditing, business analytics, business law, finance, information technology, management, marketing, mathematics, and statistics. Furthermore, Vyas has been volunteering to design, build, and improve websites as one of his hobbies for small businesses and organizations owners and help them grow their business presence online with social media integration. 

Vyas has been a contributor to all the media organizations at NEIU and goes above and beyond to help out other by making invaluable contributions whether it be writing for a news publication, writing for a magazine that focuses on social issues, writing poetry, web development, budgeting, advising, or training. Achieving this fiat has never been easy and requires a tremendous amount of determination, management, and versatile skills, especially when you are an international student, but it hasn’t stopped Vyas from pursuing his interest to become a well-rounded person.

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