3rd August : Oakbrook Business School organized a splendid Orientation Program to formally welcome first year students of MBA Batch 2017-19 on 3rd August, 2017 at the Campus. This orientation program was designed to support new students as they begin their journey at Oakbrook Business School. It was to make “fresher’s” feels like an integral part of the Oakbrook family and get a feel of things to expect during their time at campus. One of the objective of the program was to make the students understand the expectation of corporate world from the new budding talents of the Business Schools. This Objective was very beautifully explained by the dignitaries present on that day.
The program started with a warm welcome given by Director of the Institute, Dr. Sourbhi Chaturvedi where she also gave a presentation where the rich glimpses of OBS were shown to the newcomers to give them a feel of what OBS is all about
The function was inaugurated by all the dignitaries by lighting of the lamp & the auspicious moment was made more wonderful by the prayer sung by the students.
Mr. Mukund Trivedy, VP – Head of Corporate Communications at Cadila Pharmaceuticals Limited was the Chief Guest who in his address motivated the students to do their best, believe in one selves, & put in the extra effort always to have the competitive advantage over others & be viable in the competitive world. He also briefed them about the job market and corporate expectations. He enlightened the students with the upcoming challenges of job requirements. He also explained that MBA education does not teach participants to find big jobs and earn great money but facilitates their understanding of various management concepts and practices and its relatedness to real-life situations. According to him, MBA education should not build arrogant managers but individuals with humility and receptiveness to new learning. He urged the students to use various facilities and the resources of the University to become the industry-ready managers
Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan, Member of Board of Governance, OBS has always been a guiding force in establishing the benchmarks of Oakbrook Business School. He explained to the students how to become a powerful student in class & the importance of communication between students and faculties in learning process.
Mr. Anirban R Banerjee, DGM Corporate Learning and Development & OD at Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd was the Guest of Honor. Sir addressed the students to give them the “big picture” of business and build basic competencies in business areas such as finance, strategy, operations, marketing, and people management. Students were introduced to the unsettling truth that business problems don’t come in tidy packages, but spill out chaotically across disciplines and departments
Mr. Sapan Oza, Regional Manager at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. he called upon the students to adopt focussed and disciplined approach in life for success and gave numerous examples from his long career to make a point. He urged the students to foresee the coming opportunities in the burgeoning Indian economy and tap them by gaining more knowledge and skill development.
After the addresses by the guest was the time to felicitate the toppers of the institute who made us all proud by securing ranks in the university. Ms. Kinjal Maheshwari, Mr. Chandansingh Charan & Mr. DiljitSingh Khalsa were awarded with the cash prize as a token of appreciation.
The toppers also shared their experiences which was followed by the address their corporate mentors : Mr. Prashant Gajeria, Regional Manager, HFFC & Mr. Sunpreet chhabda, Branch manager, HFFC who shared their experiences of working with our students where they really appreciated the students & praised the Institute for their remarkable inputs into grooming them.
Post lunch session was conducted by Mr. Rohit Patel on “Communication- The lifeblood of Organization” With various live examples, role plays & activities he explained the importance of communication in day to day working life.
4th August : The day II of orientation program was an Industrial Visit to Vishal Containers, Rajpur Plant. The objective of the visit was to give a practical feel to the students of the manufacturing process, its working & functioning. The students were shown the entire plant where they got to know the entire manufacturing of packaging sheets & the entire value chain how it works. The students were then asked to give presentations on the learning outcomes of the Industrial Visit to Vishal Containers. The students were divided into groups of 7-8 each & were asked to share their experiences, observations & learning from the visit. The students quite expressively presented it which showed their keen interest in the activity
5th August : Day III of the orientation started with the Philosophy of and Opportunities at Oakbrook Business School which was explained by Ms. Shraddha Sheth where she explained the students the journey of OBS, the salient features the graph of OBS etc
The program then proceeded with introduction of all the faculty & staff team of OBS given by Ms. Swati Juyal & then the Academic Briefing ( Pedagogy, subjects, projects, evaluation pattern etc.), Rules regulations of lab & library, administrative activities by Ms. Anjali Panicker, Ms. Riddhi Ambavale & Mr. Satyaprakash Tiwary respectively.
The post lunch session was an Ice Breaking activity and Micro Lab Session By Mr. Vishal Shah, Theater Artist he conducted various management games, some corporate games and team building activities were organised to simulate organizational environment for the newcomers. The students were made to understand important concepts through them. The students thoroughly enjoyed the session.
The orientation program of students ended up with enriched information both from the academicians and the corporate officials. It was an essential exercise to let them understand the demand of industry and how they have to utilize the given time to develop themselves. The students enjoyed playing management games, listening to lectures and participating in interactive sessions.