my first day in college

Topics: Big Five personality traits, Group behaviour, Group dynamics Pages: 5 (954 words) Published: March 13, 2014


First few days at college

Day 1,
Date 28th February 2014,
Time 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

All students gathered in the auditorium and were given a welcoming speech by our senior FMB Program candidates, they shared their practical experiences from the program, and gave us a frank advice i.e. to remain focused, retain learning’s, attend all the lectures, on time submission of assignments, avoid partial group behavior, etc. which was like an eye opener for us.

We were then divided into two groups i.e. GROUP I & GROUP II, I was part of the latter group and therefore we had to remain in the same room, we were then accompanied by Prof Jyotsna Shah and was to improve our verbal ability and confidence, in which we had to address a speech to our group of 35 members on any desired topic , for a minute and half , I learned in this about my group members ideologies and likes , it also influenced me to know about myself in knowing time taken in decision making which was a reality check , simultaneously video recordings were done and replayed in order to correct the correct postures , loudness , expressions etc.

The class of 75 was then amalgamated again, and Sir Mac Fernandes accompanied us with his valuable learning’s on World Competitive Report, which was a reality check for us Indians, as I realized the countries’ economy is in a very bad shape, also something that inspired me was Sir Mac’s fundamentals in life, he believed in

First 25 years to learn and apply for a job ( 0 – 25 yrs)

Then 25 years to work hard and settle in life (25 – 50 yrs)

Then rest of the life giving back to the society via social deeds (50 yrs onwards)

He also taught us an amazing business strategy for flourishing ones business ie

Low cost of production

Differentiation in product

Market Focus

Day 2,
Date 1st March 2014,

Our Day started with Saturday Samagam by Mr Suraj Sood , on his terms of ups and downs in life, and his fighting like a warrior inspired me , also his business knowledge in various fields were impressive and worked on me in a positive way

Then Mrs Charu Sabnavis took our lecture on individual personality traits, which were divided among 4 categories

1. Driver
2. Amiable
3. Analyst
4. Expressive

Each term was explained with a video, and I was declared as AMIABLE in nature.

Then Sir Umesh Dhand , took our lecture on Value Chain and Marketing , he explained it to us through his wonderful presentation and said an individual must have K.A.S.H before starting or while doing a particular business.

K.A.S.H stands for

K = Knowledge

A = Attitude

S = Skills

H = Habits

Day 3 ,
Date : 2nd March 2014.

Sir Vishal Thakker took our lecture on Business Fundamentals, to which he said the key points being:

Marketing

Leadership

Finance

He also gave us a few websites to refer all the time i.e. SHCIL.com and moneybhai.com in order to gain stock market training.

We also did a group exercise on choosing the correct company to invest with the sum of 1 LAC Rupees, on the basis of Income Revenue Statement, on two companies Wise or Prudent, my group and I were confident on a positive approach towards ‘Wise’ so we went forward with it on all the statistics.

Then we had a lecture by Sir Parimal Merchant on Stability and growth of an airline company, we were split again into a strength of 35 students and were given separate computers, to do an activity of running an airline company, for a period of 10 years, with consistent growth and profit , with a very few success rate in the activity it was concluded by Sir that success can only be achieved through STABILITY , SURVIVAL AND GROWTH.

Then Sir Parimal Merchant on BRICS Report took a whole class lecture of 75 students, which was informative of the countries bilateral and unilateral trades.

Day 4 ,
Date 3rd March 2014.

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