‘Alumni speak’ organised at IIM Jammu

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JAMMU: IIM Jammu organized its first ‘Alumni Speak’ session on Saturday via video conferencing. The program started with the welcome address by the Chairperson Alumni Committee, Dr. Minakshi Kumari. Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director IIM Jammu gave a welcome to the alumni speakers and emphasised on the responsibility of the alumni in establishing the brand name of IIM Jammu by positively contributing in their respective fields.
He added that alumni are an asset to the institution and have a critical role to play. He highlighted the importance of alumni participation in mentorship and support to the current students at IIM Jammu. He also stressed on the moral responsibility of the alumni to give back to their alma mater.
Ashna Jain, Sateesh Kumar D, Saurabh Pal and Meenakshi Srivastava were the invited alumni speakers. Ashna, who is working in JP Morgan Chase & Co., emphasised the importance of carrying the persona of a prospective manager from the first day of internship while Satheesh Kumar, from Metaflex Doors, shared his views on how professional networking helps in the long run.
In addition to this, Meenakshi, a research specialist in Gartner, conveyed on how to approach summer internship with a positive mindset, and Saurabh Pal, from ICICI, underlined the factors in delivering to the industry expectation, as well as perseverance during internship.
The event took place at a time when all the students of the first-year batch of MBA have been able to get a summer internship with reputed organizations. The students found the session to be informative and helpful. The program concluded with vote of thanks by Gowtham M, student member of Alumni Committee.
IIM Jammu has always aimed at providing lot of opportunities and great support to its students. This was another step in the same direction. The event contributed in the understanding of the importance and requirements in a Summer Internship Programme.