Getting a feel of the corporate world

Last Updated 23 June 2014, 16:14 IST

Brimming with confidence, this fresh batch of students had a reason to show off their enthusiasm. After all, their grit and determination earned them an admission in the well known B-School – Management Development Institute (MDI).

Lucky candidates who made their way into the institute after going through the tough selection process were given a warm welcome at the recently held induction ceremony. 

Giving a clear picture of what students will experience in two years of their course and thereafter, their life in the corporate world, the week-long induction programme included lectures by the director of the institute, faculty and corporate honchos. 

“The Induction Programme at MDI helps us orient the students with a glimpse of key development issues trending in the world currently through the perspective of industry doyens,” said Dr Mukul P Gupta, director, MDI.

On the other hand well known head honchos from the corporate world lent their presence to the occasion as they talked about the gr­owing possibilities in the corporate world. 

Addressing the students at the session, Sanjeev Kumar Saxena, Global Chief Revenue Assurance and CEO Bharti Airtel Delhi NCR Mobile Services said, “The course has started at a junction where the economy is looking up at its growth. 

Today, the industry is focused on its revival and by the time you will pass out, the industry will be in better shape to offer more job opportunities for everyone.”

Pankaj Bansal, CEO and Co-Founder PeopleStrong HR Services Pvt. Ltd. during a session on entrepreneurial challenges in current times said, “Entrepreneurship is an easy but a complex subject. An entrepreneur should have good understanding about its investor, client and employees. Unless one is ready to take risk, there is no way forward.”

Amit Boni, General Manager, India Motorola Mobility gave some useful advice to the students. “Don’t be destination-oriented, be process-oriented. Destination is a moving target,” he told the youth gathering. 

No doubt the students were influenced and deeply impressed by the sessions. Priya, who has joined MDI with a work experience of two years says, “I am hopeful that the institute will provide me excellent opportunities to develop not only my professional competencies, but also a well rounded personality.”

Meanwhile, another student Swaraj spoke about the film Making of Hong Kong Airport, “The movie highlighted the importance of strategy, and underlined that planning has to be a continuous process, since the environment keeps changing.”

(Published 23 June 2014, 16:14 IST)

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