Divya Unnikrishnan, who comes from Ernakulum, is eager to learn and finds opportunity in every moment. After graduating with a B.Com from Kerala Vidyapeeth, she wanted to pursue an MBA. She sat for her MAT exams, faired well to attend good colleges across the country, but in the process of searching out a college farther away she came across SCMS-COCHIN, one of the best institutes in Kerala, explored the range of courses, and made a quick switch.
“SCMS has many PGDM courses, which are more professional and relevant to current trends and demand in the industry – more like specialization courses – so I changed my mind.”
You have to be aware of the world around you and Divya soon realized her key to knowledge.
“I was not the curious kind when I came to SCMS-COCHIN, but soon I understood the importance of knowing about what’s happening in the world. I read newspapers, interviews, updated myself on the Internet and that’s how I came to know why and how different people in different professions are successful and how they became big entrepreneurs. I was updated on their recent achievements and activities.”
“Lives have become fast and professional life is no exception, but we are ready and that’s what we learnt at SCMS-COCHIN.”
“When we were loaded with many lectures, tests and assignments, all in the same day, there was a lot of stress that we underwent, but prioritizing work and doing many things helped us to manage stress and learn multi-tasking at the same time. We would literally do a lot of stuff together, which would help us in our corporate days.”
Knowledge is vast and it cannot be confined to pass through a few channels.
“Life before SCMS-Cochin was spoon-fed, but here we have a paradise of knowledge, because we are not confined to a small team and stringent means. SCMS has opened the world to us, giving us a lot of exposure. We have triple-i (Institute Industry Interface ) sessions and IMLP (Integrated Managerial Learning Programme) , which help us think out of the box and be creative, helping us grow both personally and professionally.”
Living in a hostel, Divya was quick to get the hang of people management.
She has just one thing to say to her juniors: “There’s abundance of opportunity on campus – make the most out of it.”