The department of Secretarial Practice, St. Agnes College (Autonomous) organised a guest talk on ‘Career Advancement after Arts Graduation’ on 25 January 2020 for the Final year BA students.
Mrs. Sushma V, Assistant Prof., Department of Business Administration, Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management was the resource person. She spoke on the various avenues available for the arts stream after graduation. She said in order to take up employment how students need to equip themselves with various life skills, and how to set up SMART goals. She touched upon the various alternatives available in start ups and how to grab opportunities.
Personally being in the field of customer care service in the past for 10 years, she enlightened the students how to proceed as fresher’s in that particular area, how to train themselves in various fields etc. She made it clear to the students not to restrict themselves only to MA and B. Ed, but plenty of opportunities are available in the field of HR, and with MBA.
The various requirements for getting a good job, preparing an attractive CV, how to introduce themselves to the interviewer, questions asked very often during interviews etc., were some of the areas she spoke on.
It was an interactive session and many of the students clarified their doubts with regard to employment opportunities, facing interviews, requirements for better jobs, how to prepare an attractive CV etc.,
With her own life example she inspired the students to focus on doing something new so as to be a useful citizen and a contributing member of the society. Students got impressed from the way how she managed her life inspite of too many hurdles.
Ms. Anjali compeered the program, Ms. Priyanka and group led in prayer, Ms. Shazeen welcomed the gathering, Ms. Maria Antony proposed the vote of thanks. The session ended with the feedback given by three of the students. Altogether 63 of the students benefited from this guest talk.