Showcasing team spirit...

Showcasing team spirit...

BLENDING BOUNDARIES

Showcasing team spirit...

The students of SJCC with faculty members. DH Photo M S Manjunath

Filled with tremendous energy and zest, the students of various colleges across the nation battled it out and showcased their managerial skills at the annual inter-collegiate management fest, Virtuoso 2010, of St Joseph’s College of Commerce.

For months together, the students had been preparing for this fest and taking care of every little detail to ensure the success of the fest — from colourful posters to events designed around their theme, Prestige.

Said Amith Sequeira, the student coordinator for the fest, “It’s all about giving your best shot at every event. We have designed the events in such a way that the participants get a practical experience in a corporate life.”

Events such as Best Manager, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Quiz were conducted over a span of two days with Best Manager and Business Quiz being the limelight of the fest. The first day saw the preliminary rounds of all the events.

“Stress levels are kept high at every stage of the competition. In these two days, the teams were kept on their toes. At times, we had called them on campus at seven in the morning or given them topics for presentations at midnight,” said Siddharth, a volunteer.
Over fifteen colleges across the country participated in the fest and from the time the event began, one could see students running from one floor to the other making sure they completed their task on time. To keep things fair, the college made sure that there will be no internal staff judging any of the events.

 Every event had a professional from different areas of expertise judging the event to eliminate partiality.

The second day saw the final rounds of the events. Again the stress levels were taken up a notch but not one student bowed down.

As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Event, the fest also showcased the social and moral responsibility of the college by giving the children of Bosco a platform to come showcase their talents through a skit.

“Many of the teams had to prepare a poster for the children’s skit and also make a plan to market it to the others in the campus. It was a great opportunity for all of us to interact with the children and help them market their skit,” said Andrea, one of the event heads. Even the students of Swansea University, who were here on a student exchange programme for a month, gave a little glimpse of their culture in the UK to the audiences.
Finally at the end of both the days, the students —  be it the participants or the volunteers —had survived all that was put in front of them.

Ask them what did they take back home from the fest and they said, “Team spirit. More than winning, the fest has taught us that working together as a team can create wonders.”

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