A two-day workshop on Career Planning and Design was conducted on 24th and 25th of July at IIM Kashipur for the benefit of First year students.
The Workshop was conducted by the following 2 counsellors:-
- Mr. Anamitra Chatterjee (Director& Head – Executive & Career Coaching, INSEAD-ILPSIE at ERUDITUS Education) and
- Mr. Subhajit Mazumder (Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young).
Mr. Anamitra Chatterjee is an alumnus of the London School of Economics (LSE), UK where he studied Economics as a British Chevening scholar. He holds a PGDM from IIM, Calcutta. He held the positions of Head-Human Resources (HR) and Head-Learning & Education (L&E) in PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) India. He had a long stint at Deutsche Bank AG in client relationship management. Mr. Subhajit Mazumder is a management consultant with several years of experience in E&Y and PwC. He has rich and diverse experience in the areas of business strategy formulation, process transformation and IT enablement. He is a regular speaker at IITs, IIMs and Industry forums.
The workshop mainly focussed on self awareness and identifying one’s natural inclination to any specialisation in management. The session on day one started with a Belbin test. Belbin test evaluates and rates a participant on various roles called as Belbin team roles and helps in identifying ones suitability to a particular kind of role. The day was followed by knowledge sessions on Consulting, IT, operations and HR. These sessions provided insight on the kind of profiles offered to MBA students for summer internship and final placements. The character traits required to excel in each of these fields was also discussed. Afterwards, sessions on Group Discussions were conducted. The session sensitised the students on what to do and what not to do in a Group Discussion.
Day Two of the workshop began with a Career Development action plan. It focussed of constructing a Positioning statement, which would best describe our past, present, and logically connect it with the future aspirations. Thereafter, Knowledge sessions on Finance and Marketing sectors were conducted. The sessions focussed on the career options within these broad sectors and enlightened students on some very basic things such as the difference between Finance & Commerce; and the difference between the roles of MBAs & CAs in financial services firms. The day concluded with mock interviews and analysis for the summer internships.
The workshop gave the students a new perspective on managerial roles and responsibilities pertaining to different sectors. It also gave the students a chance for introspection, making it easier for them to choose from myriad career paths. The workshop programme was a huge success and will surely become an important part in moulding the success path of IIM Kashipur students.