Preparing for a bright future

Honing Skills
Last Updated : 13 September 2010, 13:12 IST

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Therefore, students should not fall behind in utilising the opportunities prevailing in campuses to apply their theoretical knowledge. Here in the city, every college has campus-based clubs to enhance the talents of students. They also encourage community involvement and volunteering among students.

But how many students make the best use of these initiatives? Though most of the students register their names as members, only a few of them get really involved in these clubs.

The others just show up at the meetings. Some colleges have made it mandatory for students to take part in the activities of different associations to get better internal marks. However, some students still prefer to stay on the sidelines even if they are aware of the benefits.

From management, communication, technical, nature, trekking, cultural and literature clubs, there are many choices for students who really want to involve themselves in something productive.

Priyanka Shivashankar, a third-year BA student at Baldwin Women’s Methodist College, is the president of the college’s Communique Club. She, being an active participant in all the club activities, says that those who choose to stay out of these clubs are harming their future.

“As I am a journalism student, working for college newsletter teaches me several things. I need to do an internship at a media house before completing my course. If I don’t involve myself in bringing out the newsletter, I won’t have an idea about my work and I have to start from scratch. So, it is imperative for each student to have a practical knowledge of his or her field which comes when you work for clubs.

Though, on a small scale, they do give you an idea of the real working environment,” she says. Students can choose the club which best serves their interests and can hone their skills. Mohit Sadhwani, a student of Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain College of Engineering, has his name registered in the cultural, entrepreneur and editorial committee of the college.

“If you want to shape your career with a strong base, just start working for it, right from your student days. Though I am an engineering student, I am more inclined towards management aspects, so I joined ‘E-Genesis’, the entrepreneurship cell of the college that provides opportunities for students to aspire and achieve what they dream of,’’ he says.

Published 13 September 2010, 13:12 IST

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