“A lesson from SCMS-Cochin that I’d keep for life…” :- Geethu Venugopal -PGDM, Banking,2010-2012 BATCH.

16 May

Coming from God’s own country – Kerala, Geetha recently majored in banking management at SCMS-COCHIN. She believes to have the right approach and perspective in life, you need to be in the right school!

SCMS-COCHIN is a great place to be in. Insights I got here have given me a professional outlook. I can see the kind of change that I have gone through, when I entered SCMS and now as I pass out of it.”

Geetha would only settle for a college that didn’t just promise the best but ensured it, and SCMS-COCHIN was the right fit for her.

SCMS stands out in many ways, especially the facilities it provides. It keeps on incorporating programs beneficial to the students, like the recent business simulation program, which was a great exposure.”

Geetha feels some lessons are better learnt in the field, so you can think, gauge, learn and implement them.

“OBTs (Out Bound Trainings) are exciting. These are off-sites, clubbed with a lot of activities, where we learn about relative aspects like team spirit, which are relevant to real life.”

Apart from curriculum, lectures, training, assignments and case studies, a hands-on approach from real businessmen in industry proved beneficial.

“The Institute Industry Interface (III) program at SCMS gave us a chance to interact with great businessmen from all over India. They visited our college and shared their stories. The experience was overwhelming, because those insights were insights from businessmen who have applied their strategies to make their business successful.”

Geetha is ready to take on the professional world. As she moves on, she fondly talks about her most memorable learning experience.

“At ‘Shikhar’, the Management Fest conducted by SCMS-COCHIN, we have different committees and mentor groups, with their respective functions. I was with the student committee and I took the initiative.”

But when something got messed up and it was not her fault, she found when you initiate something the blame falls on you.

“My mentor then gave me a key lesson: ‘Whatever is happening around you, you are responsible.’ If you have this attitude, nothing will go wrong, because, if I’m responsible for it, I will make sure it goes right. So that is one lesson I’d keep for life.”

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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Students Speak


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