SIIB Pages: Know Your Interest – Choose Your Specialization

SIIB Pages: Know Your Interest – Choose Your Specialization

Whenever I asked my friends about what specialization they were looking to major in, I got one of either 2 replies; “I am confused between Marketing a

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1069295_10201207553523381_403649634_nWhenever I asked my friends about what specialization they were looking to major in, I got one of either 2 replies; “I am confused between Marketing and Finance” or  “I’m still not sure”. I dug deeper and found that this problem was as widespread in SIIB as the Black Death was in Europe.

As a part of the college’s prestigious PR Team, we found it our moral responsibility to help our friends. The idea was simple: let the students hear it from the horse’s mouth. We approached the seniors across all 4 specializations and pitched our idea to them. They gladly obliged.

We began with a workshop on Supply Chain Management, followed by Finance, then Human Resources, before wrapping it up with Marketing. The seniors, initially taken aback by the over-eagerness of the juniors, saw a hint of themselves from a year ago in their juniors. They answered each question asked in a manner that was as methodical as it was meticulous.

After the sessions ended, responses like “It was an amazing session”, “Extremely helpful”, “I finally know what to do” and “I have a clear idea of my specialization now” echoed across the college corridors. They also constituted a huge portion of the responses that we got when we decided to take a feedback after the sessions.

Not only did these sessions help our enthusiastic, budding managers to know their interests and choose their specializations, but also brought the seniors and the juniors a little closer. The informal conversations created the feeling of mutual admiration and strengthened the bonds of friendship a little more.

Contributed by Anindita Burman. The author is a memeber of the PR Team and can be reached on anindita.burman@siib.ac.in

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