Alumni Cell, SCMS NOIDA has started the Symbiosis Alumni Talk Series, where we invite our beloved alumni of Symbiosis International University to share their insights, experiences and expertise with our current students.
It is an exclusive opportunity for our students to learn from our distinguished alumni, gain valuable industry insights, and network with professionals in their respective fields. During each session, the alumnus shares their personal and professional journeys, provide guidance on career paths and opportunities, and offer practical tips and strategies for success.
The series features alumni from a variety of industries and all walks of life. We believe that hearing from our alumni can inspire and empower our students to achieve their full potential and make a positive impact in their careers and communities.
The first session of this talk series got conducted on March 14, 2023, in collaboration with the Corporate Affairs Cell and QIC, on the topic "Corporate Readiness 2.0". Speaker for the session was Ms. Stuti Pandey, an SCMS NOIDA graduate of batch 2016-19 and currently a Growth Manager at Zomato. The session started with Alumni Cell Student Head welcoming Ms Pandey where she was presented with a sapling and a token of appreciation. Thereafter, the students were given a brief introduction about the alumni speaker and the topics she was going to discuss. Next, Ms Pandey was called on the dais to share her views and take forward the session.
During the session, Ms Pandey shared her own experiences and provided practical tips on how to prepare for a successful career in the corporate world. She discussed the importance of developing essential skills such as communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving, as well as the need to build a strong network of contacts and mentors. She also emphasised on the importance of being proactive in one's career development, highlighting the need to take on challenging projects, seek out new opportunities, and continually learn and develop new skills. In this line, she also emphasized on the benefits of joining any Start-up as it will give a chance to brainstorm on new ideas. She suggested students to work on social cause which is close to their heart and get associated with relevant NGOs as well. She also shared tips on how students can build their resume and talked about importance of various points that can be mentioned on it. Ms Pandey spoke about how students can benefit by mentioning the extracurricular activities they have worked on as well.
The Q&A session was undoubtedly the highlight of the event, as it provided an opportunity for students to engage with a successful alumna and gain clarity on various topics. Ms Pandey's responses were insightful and helpful, and she showed a genuine interest in the students' questions. Her willingness to share her experiences and provide advice was highly appreciated by the attendees. The students were eager to listen to her views and opinions, and many of them took notes throughout the session.
The event ended with a Thank-You note delivered by the student member of Corporate Affairs Cell. The insights and advice provided by the alumni speaker were invaluable, and the event served as a reminder of the importance of learning from those who have walked the path before us. The series is sure to become a regular fixture at the university, and students can look forward to many more such events in the future.
Some of the moments from the event captured by the members of Aperture, the Photography Club, have been shared below: