“College is about finding a balance between assignments, family, friends, and just about a million other things; but, most importantly, it’s about the balance between finding yourself and shaping yourself.” These are the words of Sharon Thankam James, who recently won the award for the Most Outgoing Student at SCMS Cochin School of Business on the day of her convocation ceremony. Here she shares her thoughts on the award and her experience at the renowned management institute.
Sharon admits that as she is ready to make a new beginning and bid goodbye to her beloved campus, she is filled with mixed emotions. The award is the icing on the cake for what has been a truly memorable journey for her. “It has been a privilege to study at SCMS Cochin, primarily because of the unparalleled faculty, who are uniformly engaging and always happy to interact with students,” she says, recalling all the benefits of her time at the institute. Overall, she confidently says that her time at SCMS Cochin was “a fantastic learning experience.”
According to Sharon, the academic curriculum at SCMS demanded a lot of hard work and commitment. But, at the end of the day, it was well worth the effort. Revealing the secret behind being the Most Outgoing Student, she says, “It was a goal to meet new people and learn from my interactions with them. I took these opportunities and participated in extracurricular activities to hone my skills and grow as a person.”
As a part of the esteemed alumni of the institute, Sharon hopes to make a name for herself and to continue to be driven and independent. She is confident her ability to do that based on her learning at the institute and her unending desire to grow as an individual. “I’ve learnt that one must have an unwavering passion for learning, self-discovery, and helping others to be successful,” she says. “Most importantly, the individual must be driven by a never-ending desire to do things.” As her success at SCMS Cochin shows, along with the award for Most Outgoing Student, Sharon is set for a bright future.