Faculty of Management Studies organized a webinar on ‘Transforming Dreams into Reality’ as part of the ‘Countdown to Corporate Career’ webinar series. The industry expert for the session was Dr. Vipul Singh, Divisional Vice President and Head-Human Resources, ADP Consulting and the session was moderated by Prof. (Dr.) Anindita Chatterjee Rao, Chairperson, HR Area, FMS . The session focused on various career options available to aspirants after completing the MBA program. The Industry mentor discussed his journey towards the corporate career as a young aspirant of MBA and various decisions that lead to his emergence as a C-suite business leader and industry stalwart. The webinar enlightened students about the importance of pursuing hobbies, self-leadership, and personal well-being while pursuing the role of an alchemist for self and society at large. He emphasized keeping a bird’s eye view of industry and business realities around causing business transformations. He enunciated the survival and growth of executives in the current pandemic is dependent on flexibility, adaptability, brand equity, and organization values.
The session focused on specific questions on Human Resource as a career option in the MBA program. The speaker reiterated that HR has gone beyond the walls of employee life cycle management. He shared that he has played a role as a wellness coach, strategic partner, digital associate and HR-oriented information technology expert. He stressed that the expanding role of HR demands a lot of agility, adaptability, learning orientation, and expertise over understanding organizational data related to business performance. So students aspiring to become HR leaders should inculcate these qualities right through the days of the MBA program. Precision in decision making and understanding business implications through an enormous pile of data are what will pave the way for an MBA graduate to emerge as a business leader. He said that investment in self is the best investment that an individual can make. He emphasized knowledge of digitalization, data analytics, business finances, and technological changes while choosing a specialization in an MBA program.
The session kept the audiences engaged with some candid conversations. The expert gave impromptu answers on alternate career choices for him if not an HR leader, preferred being invited person on a self-hosted talk show, and his passion for sports. Aspirants actively participated in the session and garnered information to help them make career decisions. The session concluded by vote of thanks by Prof. Nand Dhameja, Dean FMS, and Dr. Deepti D. Hazarika, Director FMS. Dr. Stuti Sahni facilitated the organization of the webinar in association with the central marketing team.