ISBF Kick starts Its Careers Workshop for Class XII Students
iASPIRE will offer students Insights into Economics, Management, and Finance
Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), New Delhi, a leading institute in Economics, Finance and Management in India providing international degrees from reputed foreign Universities for over a decade, kickstarted its first-ever immersive summer workshop, iASPIRE, for current and graduated class XII students.
The workshop series, which will witness eminent industry speakers including the likes of Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Nikhil Arora, Deep Kalra, and Dr. James Abdey from LSE, has been modeled into a 16-hour contact programme spread over the first two weekends of July (4th & 5th July 2020 and 11th & 12th July 2020).
The first day of the workshop initiated enlightening discussions on why students should study economics, management and finance, led by the senior faculty of the institution. The sessions, broken down into an hour on each topic, also introduced students to the worlds of policymaking, data science, investment banking, consulting, and entrepreneurship, domains that will be covered individually by respective industry veterans in the coming days.
Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor of Management at ISBF, who also recently achieved the distinguished status of becoming a University of London Worldwide Recognised Tutor, set the tone for the workshop, sharing that iAspire was a natural extension of ISBF’s natural pedagogy and was born out of its deep collaboration with high schools across the country.
“Economics, Management and Finance are rigorous disciplines and offer promising and enriching careers. Therefore, iAspire is aimed at giving students an insight into the impact, scope and prospects of these fields through interactive workshops with the experts themselves,” remarked Mr. Chiraag Mehta, Associate Director, ISBF.
Each session focused on a different discipline, starting off with “How can studying economics help you change the world?”, led by Navni Kothari, Assistant Professor of Economics. The one-hour interactive session took a unique approach, asking students questions like ‘Do you want to change the world?’ and ‘Do you want to be happy?’, which became the hypothesis that the professor tested during the session.
This was followed by a session titled “What are the USPs of a formal education in Management?”, conducted by Dr. G.L. Tayal, Dean, Academics at ISBF, Prof. Soumitro Mookherjee, Associate Professor of Management, Prof. Yavar Ehsan, Associate Professor of Management and Prof Aryapriya Ganguly, which tackled the importance of management for development of any business enterprise.
The third session, titled, “The World of Finance”, was led by Prof Neha Arora, Assistant Professor of Finance, and Prof Pushkal Pandey, Associate Professor of Finance at ISBF. Dr Pandey painted a detailed picture of the world of finance and helped students understand the primary areas of employment in the field.
In the last session of the day, ISBF’s Associate Director, Chiraag Mehta guided students on how to select subjects based on their likes and dislikes and offered personalised career guidance according to their aspirations. The session included a game wherein students had to classify careers into disciplines of Economics, Management, and Finance.
Tomorrow marks the second day of iAspire, and will have students learn from Pranay Agarwal, Equity Researcher at Goldman Sachs and Ms. Pallavi Malani, MD & Partner, Boston Consulting Group. This will be followed by a panel discussion with prominent academics and industry experts deliberating on a post-COVID industry and career trends.