Orientation and Induction Program (Batch 2021 – 23) at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow
Starting out life as a management student is a ginormous decision in itself! which we recently found in the new batch of 2021-23 of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow. Their dreams of being an aspiring manager got a kickstart with their Orientation and Induction Program held between 26th July to 29th July 2021. To get familiar with the taste of the corporate world and the new beginnings of their career, the students were welcomed with one-to-one sessions with the faculty, alumni, and the senior batch.
When it comes to management institute, professionalism, opportunities, learning, and practical exposure are the most considered words. Also, not to forget about the mission and vision of the institute which influences students the most in the building blocks of their managerial journey! The faculty, mentors, and the seniors play the role of a wingman in these two-year journeys of the students, and with their insightful teachings, they try to create a positive impact on the students. The same was done by Dr, Kavita Pathak (Director, Jaipuria Lucknow) and other faculty members who shared enlightening words of wisdom emphasizing various managerial and academic aspects and prompting legion participation and opportunities for the new batch to explore their hidden talents.
College campus ushers manifold memories, some good some bad! but this covid situation has brought a temporary full stop to them. Thus, what’s better than displaying a campus tour video for the new batch to acquaint them with the institute!
MBA as a career brings various emotional ups and downs in one’s life but in the end, what actually matters is how you deal with the situation. For the same, Dr. V.P Singh (Distinguished Adjunct Professor) was invited to conduct an active discussion about personal effectiveness, self-disclosure, and perceptiveness. When you enter the corporate world, you realize that proper grooming and professional appearance are important to gain a positive impression and respect in the workplace. Mr. Sahil Nayar (Senior Associate Director, KPMG), Mr. Sharad Verma (Head HR, IRIS Software), and Mr. Avadesh Dixit (Chief Human Resources Officer, GPHR) elevated the session on professional grooming and talked about 5 L’s Looks, Language, Likeability, Location and LinkedIn.
Considering the importance of the placement management cell, Ms. Shivangi Agnihotri (Executive Supply Chain Non-Make at HUL) focused on maintaining a balance between extra-curricular activities and academics. Mr. Md Ashab Hussain Rizvi (Subject matter expert, Deloitte) focused upon business communication skills and being in touch with the technology, Mr. Nitesh Kumar Singh (Catalogue Manager, Amazon) emphasized building soft and managerial skills.
A mentor is a person who supports, advises, and guides. With that note in mind, Mentor-Mentee session was taken up wherein the senior batch of 2020-2022 got a chance to interact with their junior batchmates under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Further, a session on “Learning about CSR” took place emphasizing upon the desirable attributes for a successful corporate career wherein traits such as sustainable leaders, empathy, mindful decisions, and social and environmental responsibility were discussed with the students.
Evaluating the participants’ creative mindset and broadening the horizons of their soft skills, a thought-provoking activity named BOP Presentations was conducted in various panels with the faculties igniting an entrepreneurial spirit amongst the batch of 2021-2023.
Providing insight into the rich culture and the heritage of Lucknow, Nawab Jafar Mir Abdullah (Member, Royal family of Lucknow) was invited to talk about the city of ‘adobe, ‘nawabs’ and ‘kebabs’. Talking about the rich heritage that the city holds, he talked about the Mughal emperors ruling the city and walked through the prominent historical artifacts present in Lucknow.
Familiarizing the students about Business and its evaluation since past thousand years from a handicraft stage to automation and rapid technological innovation, the session named the “What” of business was conducted.
Lastly a session on “Corporate Career” took place. The esteemed guests for the session were Mr. Pushpesh Singh (VP- Sales Zee5), Mr. Sudesh Kumar (DGM, Head of Fraud Risk Management, Indian bank) and (Mr. Ajay Dhyani, Head Marketing and E-commerce, Timex Group). The guest talked about the current market scenario and laid emphasis on corporate expectations from freshers.