A feel of the real world

Budding entrepreneurs

Giving the term entrepreneurship a new twist altogether, Mount Carmel Degree College recently organised the third ‘Start-Up Day’.

Eager : Students waiting for their turn during the ‘Start-up Day’.

The idea was to give start-up companies in the City a chance to hand-pick students only for internships.

The event saw about 200 students from across the City colleges participate in full strength. Organised by the entrepreneurship cell of Mount Carmel College, commonly known as ‘Initium’, in association with the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), the aim was to support start-up companies, provide efficient human capital and to encourage students understand the working of a start-up company by taking up internships in these companies and possibly look at building future entrepreneurs.

Among the companies that were present during the job fair were Ripple Links, Jana Care, Gizbot.com, Drives park, bold Sky, Stylus, C-Drive, Telibrahma, Book Adda, Mpigeon, Kool skool, Just Eat, Freemunky, Baba Jobs, Daily Dump, Taxi Guide, Wow Designs and Escapade.

The students said that the event was a rewarding experience. They said that they were fortunate enough to have the college organise such events to give them a feel of what is expected of them when they actually go out into the job market. “It gave us a feel of how to prepare, gather information and face an interview. It also gave students an understanding of what the companies expect from a job seeker,” explained Srilakshmi R, studying in final year BCom.

Sowmya B, another student of final year BCom, who was part of the organising team said that she had to work doubly hard to ensure that the event went off well. “It was quite challenging to get the companies together and students too. I realised that I needed a good backup plan to pull off something so big and popular,” she said.  
Vijaya Caroline, lecturer with the department of commerce, said that such events give a chance to students to explore the entrepreneur in them.

 “We organised this to give the students a feel of what it would be like in the real world. They had to get a  feel of the competition before they actually go out seeking for a job,” said Vijaya.   

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