Sunday, 13 March 2016

Campus to Corporate

One of my happiest moments
is when I am in a class room
facilitating training sessions....
The cup gets full and overflowing
when the participants are young
active, full of zest and enthusiasm!

Such an occasion it was
on the first of March, doing a program

for the graduate engineering trainees
of a Brazilian multi national
moving from the college campus
to the corporate world!

We discussed the cultural shock
that youngster's face
with changes in expectations
the challenges and priorities
in the real world out there!

Building rapport with everyone
the boss, peers and the juniors
who in fact, could be in age seniors!

Tips on communication
managing stress
keeping self esteem levels high
positive thinking at all times
and finally, rounding it off with mind programming!

Facilitation of such lively programs
are its own reward
yet positive, enthusing feedback during the breaks
soon after the program
and over the telephone from HR
days after the program....
is simply exhilarating, memorable

 It's like the icing on the cake!

Ps: The 'Çup' referred to in the first stanza is to the 'cup of joy'


  1. Truly a great experience.. I too had a few such interactions with Graduate Trainees during my Service in our Management Academy Programs..Well narrated, Rajiv!

  2. Thank you for your feedback Sreedharji! HAL Management academy is a great place where we from BEML used to train our middle managers on promotion and I used to visit often as a customer.

  3. It must be an interesting experience. Loved your description.

  4. Experience oozes from each stanza...awesome sir :)

  5. Thank you so much Kiran and Shweta!