Career Orientation TalkSharpen The Saw: Enhancing Employability Skills
As a part of the Skill enrichment programme, Department of Life Sciences conducted a guest webinar session through Zoom platform on 17th October, 2020. The resource person for the session was Mr. Yuvaraj Ragunath Singh, Placement Coordinator & Head, Department of Microbiology, MGR college, Hosur, on the topic “Sharpen the saw : Enhancing employability skills”. The session was conducted for the benefit of final year undergraduate and postgraduate students of the department and was attended by Dean of Science, Head, Rev. Fr. Deepu and all the faculty members of the Life Science Department.
The session was moderated by Dr. Sangeetha Menon, Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences who welcomed the resource person, the dignitaries and the audience. Mr. Yuvaraj highlighted the uncertainties faced by today’s youth about their future after completion of their degree. He stressed on the fact that Life Sciences has ample opportunities and avenues open unlike few decades ago and interest in life science is now renewed owing to immense knowledge transfer and ongoing pandemic. So it is pertinent to choose the right job suitably. Mr. Yuvaraj highlighted important attitude and character building measures using simple and lively examples to enhance skills, grow as a better individual and also utilize the best of resources available. Mr. Yuvaraj stressed on to be proactive, confident and flexible in our life to adapt to any situation.
The session was really inspiring and motivated all the students to do better in life. The session was loaded with numerous queries, doubts from the audience and Mr.Yuvaraj sir gladly answered and put all the uncertainties revolving in the students’ mind to rest. The program ended on a positive note with a vote of thanks by Ms. Benita, V Sem B.Sc MBG.
Skill Enrichment Programme on How To Carve Yourself For What Lies Ahead? - A Dive Into Future Skills And Career Path
As a part of Skill enrichment programme, Department of Life Sciences conducted a guest webinar session through Zoom platform on 26th September, 2020. The resource person for the session was Mrs. Kuppulakshmi Krishnamoorthy, Global Head, ZOHO for Startups on the topic “How to carve yourself for what lies ahead? - A dive into future skills and career path”. The session was conducted for the benefit of final year undergraduate and postgraduate students of the department and was also attended by Dean of Science, Head and all the faculty members of the Life Science Department.
The session was moderated by Dr. Sangeetha Menon, Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences who welcomed the resource person, the dignitaries and the audience. After a formal introduction of the resource person, Ms. Kuppulakshmi enlightened the audience about concepts of soft skills, its types and importance, emotional intelligence (EQ), other important life skills required for profession like experiential learning, negotiating, problem solving, critical thinking, etc. The speaker also shared important anecdotes of her own life which were the turning points in her life that catapulted her to a global position. Her personal experiences, professional expertise and lively attitude inspired and engaged the audience in her talk. The session was loaded with numerous queries, doubts from the audience and Ms. Kuppulakshmi gladly answered and put all the uncertainties revolving in a student’s mind to rest. The program ended on a positive note with a vote of thanks, leaving the audience with a true inspiration and opening up new perspectives about future.
Soft Skills and Interview Etiquettes
The Soft skill enrichment programme was organised by the Department of Life Sciences to equip the students and help them improve their skills. On 19th September 2020, a skill enrichment programme was conducted on “Soft skills and Interview Etiquettes”, the resource person was Mr. Sudhir Udhayakanth, founder and CEO of Edge Academy that trains corporate professionals in soft skills and he is the founder of Ishara C2C- a soft skills company focusing on only educational institutes, teachers, counselling and smart parenting. He discussed a lot on visual presentation with regards to appearing for interviews. Due to the pandemic most interviews are conducted online so he customized the tips and tricks to be used during these interviews, as walk- in interviews are a bit rare these days.
He discussed points that will make a candidate stand out amongst other applicants. He provided us with insider information on what a company looks for in a candidate and the professionalism required. The points he made included speech and tone, physical appearance, body language and response to the most frequently asked interview questions. The session was delightful and the students were thoroughly engaged as many queries were raised and they were addressed by the speaker. The seminar was light and interactive with a lot of information required for the final years.