Career Building Workshop – Priya Kumar

It is rightly observed that sharing of idea gives birth to new, innovative, fruitful and positive approaches.

The Outreach Collaboration Committee (OCC) of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, a Deemed-to-be-University under de novo category organised a one-day empowerment workshop about Career Building skills on 24th February 2019 (Saturday).

This was the first of a Career Building Workshop Series, facilitated by the University in collaboration with the best across the Global Industry. It was led by Mrs. Priya Kumar, CEO, Sustainable Incorporation, Washington D.C., U.S.A. Priya, who is an expert in supply chain management, organizational leadership and presentation techniques, brought in a unique perspective and insight on how to transform the skills of students into a career.


The event began at 9.00 am with a prayer by Sruthilaya (Student representative). Dr Manjula R Iyer welcomed the gathering and the programmes was officially inaugurated by Swami Sharadanandaji of the Chinmaya International Foundation, Veliyanad. 

The One-day workshop unfurled into four technical sessions. The first part focused on answering the question “who am I”, for which she made the students write down three values they hold dear and also divided them in groups to write down and discuss three challenges each of them faced in their life till now. 

Next part of the session focused on “where we want to be”. She asked the students to make vision boards on where they see themselves in the next 10 years. Some of the students even spoke about their respective vision boards. 


The third part discussed about two important topics. The students were introduced to resume writing where she discussed as well as made them write their resumes. Then after a short snack break Mrs. Priya said the various “do’s and don’ts at an interview”. Students did a mock interview as well. 

The last part of the session was about “What can I do to continuously brand myself?” for this the students were divided into groups to present a presentation themselves. 

All those who attended the session learnt a lot about themselves, and some were able to set goals while others understood where they lack and how to make up for it. All students opined to have enjoyed the session and said that they learned a lot of new things from it.

The workshop concluded at 3.00 pm, with Aashika Annie Kuruvilla (student) proposing the Vote of Thanks.


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