We just wrapped up an international academic conference/camp which lasted for four days. Though I have been involved with event management over the years organizing cultural, seminars, etc., organizing a conference of this stature for about 120 people including foreign scholars and other top researchers from across India was a different experience altogether. Here, I’ll… Continue reading How To Plan An International Conference & Stay Alive: 101
“You get paid for your job?”, pat came the question when I mentioned to my Uncle that I was working in the nonprofit sector. And was I surprised? No! Every time I spoke about my job or my passion for the social sector, I would get some curious glances from people around, followed by the… Continue reading Mapping Key Transferable Skills for Career Transition to Non-Profit
If I had told my younger self that I would one day set out to write about grassroots level education, bottom-up change, and long term impact, I would have scoffed. Set in my aspirations of pursuing a career in journalism, I was not sure what I had planned out in my head, but being on… Continue reading Stories Of Grassroots Education in India
Read about the organization before applying. If it’s a slightly obscure place for which you can’t find information online, ask the person you are corresponding with for the internship to give you any relevant reading material. Don’t ask the recruiter to tell you what the organization does, they would expect you to already know their… Continue reading Things Interns Shouldn’t Do.
“You volunteer for an organization?” “Why would you take up something that does not pay you?” “Why are you offering your time, skills and knowledge for free?” It is not uncommon for people to wonder and throw these questions at me when I talk about my volunteering roles and share my experience of volunteering for… Continue reading Why is volunteering a win-win situation for students?
I distinctly remember how my undergrad days were. Day after day of whiling away time with friends (though I did pay attention in class for the most part), last minute cramming for exams and clearing exams with good marks (well, most of the time at least). Cut to my postgrad days. I had two years… Continue reading The Difference Work Experience Made to My Post Grad Education
There are three areas in which knowing the right people can do wonders for you – the Mafia, politics and the legal field. Writing an article on the importance of contacts in the legal profession is stale. It is similar to writing about the importance of oxygen in the atmosphere. The trouble here is that… Continue reading The Importance Of Building Connections.