Friday, July 25, 2014

First Day of College? Tips & Tricks to Ease the Transition

While you pursue Post Graduation (PG) you will be making a lot of changes in your life, some of you might have relocated and some of you might have just taken admission knowing a PG will help you climb up the ladder in the corporate arena.
Try these some tips and tricks which will help you adjust to your new life and avoid stress.
You’re life completely changes, instead of your parents waking you up in the morning, you suddenly get into the habit of putting alarms, waking up and heading to college all by yourself. You're suddenly completely on your own, with a lot of freedom and a whole new world of opportunities to embrace. These tips can help you ease the transition into college life.

Welcome New Experiences:

A new place, a new roommate…Everything is different when you first get to college. Be open-minded, don’t be narrowing minded.  Expect new changes and situations to take place regularly and be open to meeting new people.  You may or may not enjoy the company of people but listening to their point of views is extremely important. You will get to meet people from different backgrounds etc.
     2)      Connect with Your Peers
You might be in a new place, but you're not alone. Your classmates will be meeting everyone for the first time too. Strike up a conversation with the person sitting next to you in class.  Don't stress about forming friendships right away, it will probably take some time before you find the right crowd for your personality and interests. In the meantime, enjoy meeting new people and get used to reaching out to others.
     3)      Manage Your Time
Don’t lose focus; don't forget that you have relocated from a different city for the college which will help fulfill your dreams. Review your syllabi or ask your mentor to find out the deadlines for assignments and exams in each of your courses, make a calendar or planner to keep track of those deadlines. (Maintain a time table). 
All the Best! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ms. Annie Mathen – Regional Human Resource Manager – North, Columbia Asia @ INLEAD

Yesterday, 22nd of July an expert lecture was conducted by Ms. Annie Mathen – Regional Human Resource Manager – North, Columbia Asia. The agenda of the workshop was 'Corporate Expectations & Industry Orientation'.

 She introduced herself by giving a description of how she climbed the ladder from the scratch to where she is now. ‘Make a Difference’ is what she highlighted the most in her session. She advised students to take the plunge, because in the end it’s all worth it. She also advised the students to become active on LinkedIn, the professional networking site. Reading is one habit which all the students should inculcate is what she emphasized upon. Three new words should be learnt every day and should be used in the sentences we use daily. 

Big Mean World’s Expectations/ Corporate Expectations

1) The Right Attitude
2) Excellent Communication skills
3) High Moral Values
4) Well Groomed Personality
     - extraversion
     - agreeableness
     - conscientiousness
    - emotional stability
     - openness to experience
5) Make maximum utilization of IQ (creative decision making)

Make an Impression: 5 Self Mantras

- sell yourself
- present yourself
- groom yourself
- think for yourself and be quick
- read for yourself

Leave a lasting impression” is what Ms.Annie Mathen suggested to the students before she opened the session for a question and answer round.   

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Importance of INTERNSHIPS in the Hospitality Sector

Internships in the hospitality sector are as important a part of the curriculum as theory papers.

These internships are given a considerable weight age in the final exams of the hotel management course.

The students are involved in these internships because of the nature of their course i.e. hotel management. The hotel management industry is all about treating one’s customer right and this experience can only be gained if students learn to interact properly with them.
Hospitality internships are the best way to bridge the gap between going to college and landing in a great job.

Internships can help you develop your Hospitality experience by learning from experienced professionals. At the end of your internship, you’ll have relevant experience which will help you to decide if a career in Hospitality is the right choice for you or not.

The hospitality sector comprises of various departments which include
Room Division Management, Finance, F&B, and Guest Services.

A restaurant and a hotel today require skilled people for operating and managing facilities including management, maintenance, services and human resources.

Internships in the hospitality sector today trains individuals in business operations, management and provide them the right skill set for the future.

Get Started Today! Pursue International Hotel Management from INLEAD and get a chance to interns with the top notch hotel chains across the globe.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Want your dream job? Avoid these 10 mistakes.

We bring to you 10 tips which you should follow which will help you to get a ticket to your dream career.

    1)    Avoid typo errors/ spelling mistakes on your resume- You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Example: I am loking for a job instead of I’m looking for a job.
A funky email address – Example
Avoid using abbreviations- Example: Etc. in your resume
Don’t forget to write/ attach the cover letter/ resume along with the email you send to your employer.
Highlight duties instead of your accomplishments: Focus more on what you have achieved.
Keep your resume tidy and simple to read. Do not use highlighters or colored pens.
Don’t be badly/ poorly dressed for the interviews: Wear formals 
Avoid using your phone: Don’t check your phone on short intervals, this might show you’re less enthusiastic to get the job.
Move On: Feeling down about rejection: Rejection is all part of life. Move onto the next opportunity
Avoid using phrases like ‘I am responsible for” and instead use phrases like ‘I resolved’.

All the best!

Monday, July 7, 2014

INLEADers @ the Biggest Entertainment & Comedy Show of Kapil Sharma

Until now Kapil Sharma and his family were seen only on T.V. this time he was performing LIVE.

On 5th of July’14 students of INLEAD were a part of the event which was powered by olx at the Indira Gandhi Indoor System in New Delhi.

It was bound to be a fun ride when Kapil Sharma AKA Bittu's house was visited by RJ Raunac AKA Baua.
The role of the students of INLEAD was to look into event operations and artist management

The course in Event Management and Public Relations at INLEAD has a practical element, wherein students are taken for industry visits to various events big and small for them to get a practical exposure. In order to prepare the students for the live event scenario, it is extremely important for them to know the key principles and concepts of event management.  

The main purpose for us to send our students for such events is for them to build upon skills in the principles of event management.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Event Management: A Potentially Rewarding Career

Event Management is attracting a lot of youngsters today. Working behind the scenes is what’s fascinates them the most about managing an event.

The excitement in organizing a big event, earning good money and also enjoying the perks that come along is influencing all the candidates today to pursue a career in Event Management.

A career in Event Management is definitely not a bed of roses, but definitely requires a lot of hard work and determination. The life of an event planner is extremely hectic. Be prepared to work/ travel 24*7. There is no such thing as fixed working hours in this profession.

Nowadays there are several colleges offering courses in Event Management, for example at INLEAD we provide a PGDM and an MBA in Event Management & Public Relations.

After movies like ‘The Wedding Planner’, ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’,  ‘Band Baaja Baarat’, ‘Monsoon Wedding’ &  ‘Bride and Prejudice’ lots of students inquired about a career in ‘Event Planning’ and later went ahead and pursued a course in Event Management from INLEAD.

Having a degree these days is extremely important; every industry is becoming extremely professional. Having a degree in the related field just adds up to your career and definitely to your resume.

During the course of study at INLEAD, you as future, aspiring event planners will be taken for various events to get hands on experience for the kind of events you will have to handle in the near future.

Most people these days are self-employed, but few of them get employed at various event management companies, or they start assisting wedding consultants, or they start working as a brand manager with an organization.

There are several types of events which take place today. Few years back a party restricted to a tablecloth and chairs and event planners were not taken seriously, but now the entire outlook has changed. No longer are kid’s birthdays celebrated as a casual get together of friends at home, these days you require planners to plan a theme based birthday party etc.  Larger events include a concert or an awards ceremony.
To know more about Event Management & Public Relations click here:

Friday, June 27, 2014


What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of ‘Healthcare Administrator'? Many would say, ‘Doctors’ and ‘nurses’. But unfortunately this isn’t true.

Healthcare Administration’ includes careers from people who administer the healing of people to the people who administer the industry. Doctors and nurses cannot function on their own, for their functioning we require healthcare administrators.

Like any other profession healthcare also needs quality managers to maintain a smooth functioning in an organization. They plan and supervise the delivery of services by doctors, nurses, and technicians. Healthcare administrators play an important role in keeping the community healthy.

Healthcare Administration as a profession is constantly evolving and will always be growing and will always need qualified employees.  
Role of the Healthcare Administrators:

1) Decision making which improves the efficiency of the organization
2) Coordination of activities
3) Managing relations with other healthcare provider
4) Establish the procedures and policies of the organization
Healthcare Administrators take on leadership titles such as:
1) Business Development Officer
2) Customer Relations Manager
3) Operations Excellence Manager
4) Patient Care Manager
5) Patient Care Officer
6) Floor Manager
7) Clinical Services Manager
8) Total Quality Manager 
Career Education in Healthcare Administration
Graduates can pursue a PGDM or an MBA in Healthcare Administration. The basic curriculum at INLEAD under healthcare administration covers healthcare management, healthcare industry insights, healthcare marketing and other related topics. These programs are designed to teach students leadership, financial management, economics, law, organizational behavior, quantitative analysis methods, and planning.

Skills required by an Healthcare Administrator:

1) Appropriate education qualification
2) Leadership skills
3) Business planning Skills
4) Communication skills
5) Organizational skills
6) Decision making skills
7) Business planning skills
Your success as a healthcare administrator will depend on your ability to get along with people. You will have regular contact with patients, community members, physicians, nurses, vendors, trustees, and organizational staff. Always strive to develop your skills in working with people, negotiation, and analyzing information.
Healthcare jobs are expected to increase faster than the population during that same time, as the older population increases and improved technology advances life expectancies.

To know more about Healthcare Administration click here:

10 Steps on becoming a Successful INTERN!

Is it your first day of internship? Don’t be nervous, in 10 simple steps we tell you how you can make your tenure as an intern successful.
1)    Firm Handshake: A firm handshake is what really matters and that is how you can impress your fellow colleagues.

2)    You are not there to make friends: Maintain cordial relations with people around you. Office gossip is the most integral part of any conversation when you start working, but as an intern never indulge in them. Concentrate on the work which is assigned to you rather than socializing etc.

3)    Avoid the use of your phone: Respond to messages and calls only if urgent. Being on the phone unnecessarily might seem unprofessional.

4)    Pick the perfect outfit: An outfit not only adheres to the dress code, but outfits which make you feel very confident.

5)    Don’t be afraid to ask questions: Ask your reporting manager, your recruiter, your colleagues if you have any questions regarding the way things function in the organization etc. You are an intern and are new to the company; it’s absolutely OK to clear all your doubts. Don’t hesitate.

6)    Be Confident: Self-confident is the key ingredient in anything that you do. There is a thin line between a person who is successful and the other  who is striving to be one.

7)    Give your inputs: Give your ideas to simplify processes, find newer and better ways to do the assigned work.

8)    Believe in your capabilities: It is very important for you to know that how badly the company needs you as an intern. So believe in yourself and your capabilities. Don’t forget that they hired you for a reason and they saw potential in you. Do not compare yourself to anyone. Don’t indulge in office politics.

9)    Take initiative: Volunteer for those tough assignments and projects.

10)  Respect your Time: You as an intern might not be mandated to an attendance sheet etc., however make it a point to always reach office on time. To being there on time, is half the battle won.

To be an intern is probably the most exciting opportunity that any college graduate looks ahead to. 

So, go ahead and make the most of this internship!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

10 Steps that will help you turn your INTERNSHIP into a JOB!

If you have started interning and are now wanting to convert that internship into a full time job, here are 10 simple steps if done religiously can increase your chances of getting hired.
     1) Yes, I can’ & ‘Yes, I will’ Attitude: Allow yourself the opportunity to show your skill set and then build trust with your co-workers. Do not refrain yourself from carrying on new projects, after all you have to become a master and earn the position in your organization. 

      2) Communicate among your team members: Always be in sync with what’s happening in your team. Discuss new projects etc. with your team mates. Following up on emails and tasks this always helps.
Do not be afraid to failure: ‘Failure is the key to success’ is a famous saying. As an intern, you will make mistakes; your responsibility will be to learn from them. Keep challenging yourself; do not let failure hold you back.

     4) Prioritize your work: Prepare a to-do list, under any circumstance don’t miss out on deadlines. Set your own deadline for the completion of tasks assigned to you.
     5) Make a mark: Make your presence felt in the organization. Smile, dress professionally and keep working hard in order to perform well.

     6)  Add value: Know the expectations your team has from you and then work towards them. Knowing what you need to deliver should be known extremely well to you. Be an over achiever, pay attention to details and exceed expectations.

Refer to mentor for advice: This mentor can help you accelerate your career. Learn as much as you can from him. Ask him as many questions as you want, he will guide you through.

      8) Keep challenging yourself: Take every task as a challenge. Accuracy and the speed at which you complete the assigned tasks are often measured.
Networking: Stay in touch with everyone you have worked for. Connect with them on LinkedIn.

     10) Make the best impression: It is essential for your organization and your team mates that you have what it takes.

Many employers hire interns to later hire them as full time employees based on their dedication and caliber. So, take an internship as a proving factors to the employer you are working for.

All the Best!

Monday, June 23, 2014

War of the Words: Annual Debate Competition at INLEAD

INLEAD conducted a LEAD Activity War of the Words: Annual Debate Competition on 20th June'14 which was organized for all the programs of October’13, January 2014 and April’14 batch by Priya Mehta & Supriya Massey- LEAD Faculty.

The debate was organized to encourage the students to examine every side of the important and controversial topics provided, in an atmosphere of reasoned argument and respectful discourse. The enormous effort that students put forth to succeed in this intellectually exciting activity was truly inspiring.

The preparation for the activity began last week wherein the topics were provided to the participants. Participants were then divided into main speakers and the interjector team. 

The topics of the debate were:

1. Should India abolish the Death Penalty? Agree or disagree.
2. Is over dependency on technology killing natural creativity in a person? Agree or disagree.
3. Is Foreign Direct Investment good for the development of our nation? Agree or disagree.
4. Is the Reservation/Quota system denying opportunities to the deserving youth from general background? Agree or disagree.

On the day of the debate, the speakers were all charged up and a healthy discussion ensued. Once the speakers finished with their affirmative (in favor of the topic) or negative (opposed to the topic) thoughts, the interjector teams sprang to action with their series of questions in an attempt to gain information and reveal weaknesses in the arguments of the person who had just spoken. The rebuttal team did their best by taking a main point of the speaker’s argument and showing why the other speaker’s argument made more sense. Because a lot of the thinking for this was done quickly, it was one of the most challenging and enjoyable aspects of the day. The jury also directed their questions at the speakers and it was indeed a scintillating discussion.

The day culminated with the following participants emerging as winners:

·  Best Speaker – Abhishek Rana (International Hotel Management- April’14)

·  2nd Best Speaker – Saurabh Kothari (Infrastructure Management- April’14)

·  Best Interjector – Vijeta Chaudhary (International Business Management - January’14)

Overall, it was a day filled with energy and fun with the students gaining benefits like rigorous and critical thinking as a result of their hard work along with confidence to speak in public.

INLEADers Speak:

Sarath Mandala –January’14: “It was a very interesting event. It actually gave us an opportunity to speak in a public setting environment and overcome any hesitation that we have when it comes to addressing an audience”

Vijeta Chaudhary January’14: “The activity was very energetic. Listening to different presenters and the insightful information that was delivered was actually very enlightening”.