The core objective of Rethink has been to facilitate professional excellence and aid the growth of talent and skills in the youth of Kerala. In the last couple of months, we have been doing this by ensuring that students know about various opportunities they have and apply towards them.
This year, we are looking to expand our focus to Jobs. We want all our students and youngsters to have a phenomenal career, not just a good job. We awnt them to have ambitious goals and the skills to make it happen.
The ability to craft a great career comes with experience, skills and hands-on execution. But more importantly, their professional goals will be materialised only when they first believe that it is possible to achieve them.
As a hack to help them get started on the journey, we have come up with the idea of getting them to interact with an accomplished alumni of their college through a Facebook Live interview.
Essentially, the student will be communicating with the alumni and hosting a Live interview with them on the alumni's current role and how one can get there.
The benefit of this is threefold:
1. Interacting with someone who was just like them a couple of years ago and has gone on to do some great things in life, brings a lot of relatability to the table. It makes their goals seem more achievable. "If she can do it, I can too" sorts.
2. By interacting with alumni, the students are constantly working on their communication and execution skills while building a great professional relationship with them. The engagement gives them a taste of what the professional world looks like and what it takes to get there.
3. In the process of doing the interview, if the students build great affinity with the alumni, it opens the possibility of the alumni becoming a mentor to the student or also recommending him/her to the organization they are working with. Getting a referral may also help them land an interview with the organization and eventually get hired.
|Alumni||College, Branch and Year of graduation||About the Alumni||Contributer||Live|
|Antony Arun Davis||CET, CSE, 2005 Batch||Antony is a 2005 CET Computer Science graduate. He went on to pursue MBA from SP Jain Global Institute of Management and work as the Senior Consultant at PwC and E&Y. He currently works as Assistant Vice President in HSBC.||Pooja||Live confirmed|
|Vijay Viswam||SCT, ECE,2005 batch||Vijay is a 2005 SCT ECE graduate. He has 10 years of experience in Analog Circuit Design and is currently a Doctral Research Scholar at ETH Zurich.||Raoof||Reached out to speaker|
|Nandaja A||SCT, ECE, 2005 batch||Nandaja is a 2005 SCT ECE graduate. She went on to pursue MS in Information systems from BITS Pilani. After 7 years of industry experience as Software Engineer, she now works as a Software Engineering Manager at Yahoo!||Parvathy||Reached out to speaker|
|Sreeraj Sreedharakurup||MEC, ECE, 1993 batch||Sreeraj is a 1993 MEC ECE graduate. He has 20 years of experience in Analog device design, VLSI, product development. He serves as the CTO of Ordyn Technologies and is currently an independent Technology Consultant.||Sharon Rachel|
|Anila Susan||CEC, CSE, 2005 batch||Anila is a 2005 CEC CSE graduate. She has 10 years of experience in Software development, testing and Quality Assurance. Currently, she works as a Test Lead in Netcracker.||Amalu||Reached out to speaker|
|Vikas Plakkot||GECT, Mech, 2011 batch||Vikas is a 2011 GECT Mech graduate. After completing the Teach for India fellowship, he started his own social enterprise by the name Just for Kicks. He also represented India at the United Nations as their Global Youth Ambassador in 2013.||Keerthana K S||Reached out to speaker|
|Amrit Sanjeev||CUSAT, CSE, 2003 batch||Amrit is a 2003 CUSAT CSE graduate. He has over 10 years of experience as a software engineer and currently works as the Senior Developer Advocate at Google. Amrit also fosters deep interests in community engagement and developer relations.||Shibin||Reached out to speaker|
|Annie Mathew||TKM, EEE, 1986 batch||Annie is a 1986 TKM EEE graduate. She pursued her MBA from Indian School of Business and also has extensive experience in technology innovation and ecosystem building. Annie has served on the board of several organizations, notable ones being Startup Village, AP Innovation Society, HIMSS India. She currently works as the Senior Director, Evangelism at Microsoft.||Irene Tenison||Reached out to speaker|
|Adarsh Chandran||GECB, Mech, 2005 batch||Adarsh is a 2005 GECB Mech graduate. He has over 12 years of industry experience in Human Resources. He urrently works as the Senior HR Business Partner at UST Global.||Pheba Anna Philip||Reached out to speaker|
|Joe Paul M||MACE, ECE, 1999 batch||Joe is a 1999 MACE ECE graduate. He has over 15 years of experience as a hardware engineer. Jow s currently working as the Principal Engineer and System architect in Seagate.|