ALUMNI TALK SERIES
A few years from now, the online communication will be at peak and therefore a clear introduction is the same is crucial for media students. Mr. Anurag Thompson, alumni of the batch of 2016-18, who presently works for Yahoo as Ad operations specialist addressed the postgraduate students on 21 December 2018. He broke down the cloud of questions around online marketing and communication for the students of Mass communication and journalism.
“This is a field that requires you to be shameless. Shed your ego to learn and work better” says Anurag while answering to some of the queries of the students. He adds that one needs to be open to the jobs offered in the online sectors and also gives his inputs for job hunting and tackling interviews.
The online job sector often creates some level of confusion, be it with relation to searching for jobs, job stability or even division of work. Having the chance to talk with someone who easily relates to that enhances the value of the session. Not only where there some interesting revelations but also students understood the functioning of the online markets through the interaction.
While reminiscing his old days in the college, he shared his story of getting his job and repeatedly emphasized, “when it comes to looking for job opportunities always be ready with a plan B.”
Alumni Talk Series: Getting Candid with Print Media Professional
“It’s really overwhelming to come back to my college, where I learned so much through my teachers, their advice and am finally able to use it now, when I work”, says Mr. Ajith M.S, an alumni of the batch 2016-18 of Mass Communication and Journalism during the alumni talk series organized on 11/ 09/18.
The students of the department of mass communication and journalism, of the batches 2017-19 and 2018-2020, had the opportunity to interact with him at an inclusive level.
The students were really happy and privileged to interact with the correspondent of the new Indian Express, Mysore and gain valuable insights from him, associated with the work he does to the principles he follows in life.
“I work in the print media, and to be very honest, it pays you decently well”, he opined. Mr. Ajith also mentioned the main qualities of being a journalist including that of never being shy, building huge networking and of always being critical.
He enlightened the gathering of being social in media platforms, especially that on twitter to keep oneself updated and in connection with the high profile.
Asking him of how credible is the news he gathers through WhatsApp sources, he replies, “For that always gather news from different WhatsApp sources. Only one version will not do. Lots of information will give you loads of angles and ideas to the story.”
Speaking from topics of what he learned in college to what he is applying in the work field, the session ended in clicking pictures with our senior who is now the correspondent of the New Indian Express, Mysore.