Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

The year 2019-2020 has been a milestone in the journey of the Alumni Committee of Xavier School of Sustainability. This year witnessed four Alumni talks which proved to be very fruitful for the current students of both the senior and junior batch. 

The Alumni committee organized Alumni Talks on the flowing topics with the following speakers:

  • Ms. Parika Mahajan (Batch of 2017-2019) who is currently working as Sustainability and EHS specialist in Flipkart, shared her knowledge on how LinkedIn can be proved to be an effective platform in attracting companies. She also suggested changes and alterations to be brought to one’s LinkedIn profile to attract companies and use the platform as much as possible for professional development.
  • 13th August, 2019: Ms. Greeshma Biswal (Batch of 2016-2018) is currently working as a Partnership Solution and Governance Manager at TATA Strive. She advised students to understand the importance of being well versed with the Microsoft Office applications. She insisted on exploring individual interests and then moving on to achieve the dreams. She emphasized on the importance of participating in business competitions and encouraged the students to keep creating and seeking for opportunities and to be able to learning new skills.
  • 26th October, 2019: Mr. Dev Kumar Dutta and Ms. Arundhati Panda are currently working as Associate consultants in CTRAN consulting Pvt.Ltd. They encouraged the students to boost their knowledge on topics like climate change impact on State Action Plan on Climate Change., objectives of NDC and INDC, understanding the risk and impact. They also shared their experiences from their fields of work as well as their memories as students sitting right where the current students were sitting.
  • 23rd November, 2019: Alumni from various batches of MBA-Sustainability Management namely, Mr. Vivek Balachandra and Mr. Biswa Bhushan Samantray (Batch of 2015-2017) and Mr. Satyabrata Praadhan and Mr. Smruti Ranjan (Batch of 2017-2019). Mr. Vivek and Mr. Biswabhushan shared their experience of the corporate world while advising the students to step out of their comfort zones and work hard. Mr. Smruti and Mr. Satayabrata shared their experience of the MBA life and advised the students not to limit their knowledge to text books only.
  • All the four Alumni Talks were a learning experience for the students.

Apart from conducting Alumni Talks, we have been working on our LinkedIn profile which is set to start operating actively from the commencing year. We have plans of conducting discussion on the LinkedIn platform. 

We have not been able to open our Instagram page but we plan to work on it actively from the year 2020.

The Alumni committee is the bridge and the building block between the Alumni and the school. In this essence, we have been able to make the Alumni feel at home and making the feel that they are a part of our ‘SM-Family’ by curating birthday cards for them and wishing them on their birthdays as well as special occasions. Our Alumni committee team has always been in touch with them regularly.

Owing to the fact that the Alumni talks to be held in the future are in alignment with what the students require guidance in, we shared a google sheet asking students to fill in the alumni that they wanted to listen to and the topics they wanted to be covered. 

We have also devised and formulated our Manual of Policies for the SM-Alumni Committee and it has been set to be printed and distributed for the next Academic year.

Our Alumni Committee has also been able to help CAS by reaching out to the Alumni in case of Summer Internships and final placements. 

The coming year, we envision to open our merchandise vertical and also a mentorship vertical.