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KONFIDANT – The Corporate Mentorship Program of KSOM – Valedictory Session

As part of “Konfidant” – the Corporate Mentorship Program, organized on 3rd Feb, 2018; KSOM, KIIT organized the second and valedictory session for the students of MBA-I on Saturday, 24th Feb, 2018. The purpose of the program was to make KSOM students industry-ready way before they complete their management course.

Konfidant was led by Mr. Sanjay Muthal, MD, Insist Executive Search as the Chief Mentor along with Mr. Amal Das, Managing Partner & CEO, Good People Consulting LLP.

In the second phase, 176 students were mentored by 15 industry experts. This expert group was a mix of stalwarts from various industries. The group included Mr. Alok Narain, EVP-HR, Quatrro Global Services; Mr. Mukul Chopra, Director-HR, Huawei Consumer Biz Group; Mr. Aniruddha Khekale, Group HR Director, Emerson Automation Solutions; Mr. Kumar Naveen, VP & Head-HR, JSW Group; Ms. Sheba Banerjee, Head-HR, Grasim Industries Ltd., Aditya Birla Group; Mr. Vishal Baghel, Sr. Associate Director, Markelytics; Mr. Dipankar Das, HR Business Partner, Manpower Group; Mr. Debasmit Mohanty, CEO & Founder, StratLytics Consulting; Mr. Devdutta Sarma, Head-HR, Satven; Mr. Rajnish Sood, DGM-HR Ops & Value Creation, Idea Cellular Ltd.; Mr. Hemant Sethia, VP-HR, Credit Suisse; Mr. Sahil Nayar, Associate Director-HR, KPMG India; Ms. Annapurna A., Director-HR, Inspirage; Mr. Debargha Deb, HR-East, Dabur India Ltd.; and, Ms. Amreeta Mazumdar, Founder, Bleuming Technology.

Mentors were allotted 10-12 students as mentees, each. Faculty members were also assigned to each mentor to facilitate each session. Each mentor interacted with their mentees over the day, guiding them on nuances of handling group discussions and personal interviews. Mentoring focused on placement skills like personality development, communication, academic gaps, placement process, handling interviews and career skills like career counseling, job opportunities, industry identification, finding job fit. The day ended with mentors preparing individual development plans for their mentees based on assessments.

As this mentor-mentee relationship is structured to be long term, the mentees shall further engage with their mentors over email, chat messenger and telephone depending on situational requirement. This shall help them continuously monitor the progress of their mentee and would lead to timely feedback. The interactions shall be monitored by the faculty members who were part of Konfidant.

Further, this program included an interaction of MBA-II students, over lunch with the industry experts. Aptly, this session was named as “Lunch Pe Charchaa”. Few students,  selected as brand ambassadors of KSOM, interacted with these esteemed senior professionals at a personal level in a sit-down lunch session at Kunjaban, Campus 7. Students got an opportunity to ask specific questions relevant to corporate experience.