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Alumnus Gangadhar’s Career Talk: Inspiring MBA Students

February 17, 2024 - 12:37
Alumnus Gangadhar’s Career Talk: Inspiring MBA Students

Colloquium – Career Talk, held on February 14th, 2024, served as a launchpad for MBA students. Alumnus Gangadhar, an Angel Investor with diverse experience from HCL to Microsoft and his own AI startup, shared invaluable insights and inspiring advice. The event began with a cordial welcome from Mr. Ravikant and engaged students, highlighting its relevance for MBA students.

Standing out in today’s competitive job market requires more than just qualifications. The talk emphasized the power of narrative building. Gangadhar urged students to craft a compelling story that showcases their unique value proposition. This involves tailoring resumes to specific opportunities, highlighting relevant skills and experiences, and leveraging LinkedIn to build a strong online presence.

Beyond crafting a narrative, the session stressed the importance of strategic career planning. Setting long-term goals that align with your aspirations and values is crucial. Understanding your strengths and weaknesses allows you to focus on areas for development and identify suitable career paths. Time management was also highlighted, encouraging attendees to utilize their time effectively to maximize opportunities.

The future belongs to those who embrace technology. The talk underscored the critical role of tech skills in diverse fields. Gangadhar emphasized the need for continuous learning in areas like AI, data analysis, and emerging technologies like Generative AI. Mastering relevant tools, regardless of the specific job, equips you to adapt and thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.

Gangadhar highlighted diverse roles like Sales Intern, Franchise Intern, and Strategy & Operations Intern, showcasing the breadth of experiences possible in the startups. Taking initiative, actively networking, and building a strong LinkedIn profile were identified as key strategies for securing internships and maximizing their impact.

The Q&A session with Gangadhar proved to be a highlight. His expertise and real-life examples provided practical advice and fostered career clarity. Engaging with experienced professionals was emphasized as crucial for gaining valuable insights and navigating career crossroads.

By incorporating these key takeaways, MBA students can move beyond simply seeking a job and embark on a fulfilling career journey. Remember, it’s about crafting your story, planning your trajectory, embracing technology, actively seeking relevant experiences, and continuously learning from experts along the way. The future is bright for those who take charge and shape their own career narrative.

As a token of appreciation, Ms. Rashmi felicitated Gangadhar Kodandaram with a memento, acknowledging his impactful contribution that changed perspectives on One’s career.

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