Sreedevi Chandramohan, a student of SCMS Cochin School of Business Class of 2015, cannot forget the moment when her name was called out as the winner of the Achiever’s Award for Topper in the Banking and Insurance Service sectoral programme. For her, winning the award was a huge accomplishment. “You know, with each step I took towards the stage to collect the award I couldn’t help but look back at my time at the institute,” she says with a smile. “Then when I saw the proud look on my parents’ faces, I said to myself, ‘I have done it!’ I was also thinking that this road is going to lead to bigger things in my professional life.”
However, Sreedevi is the first one to admit that the academic journey with SCMS Cochin wasn’t an easy ride. There were challenges along the way, which tested her mettle but also made her who she is today. “It was a wonderful journey, but, of course, there were some difficulties,” she says. “I don’t think any of us would say that it was an easy task to complete this course, but then it wasn’t as difficult as one might expect, too. In two years here, I have made several beautiful memories that I will cherish for a long time to come.”
The biggest advantage of learning at the institute for Sreedevi though, was the confidence she had managed to gain in herself. And that’s something she would like her juniors at the institute to focus on as well. “You need to have complete faith in yourself and be confident in whatever you do. You may have to face challenges and handle stressful situations, but be cheerful and everything will find its own way. SCMS Cochin offers you a brilliant platform, which you can use to your advantage in your career,” she concludes.