We believe that professional clubs, if functioned well, will have a great impact on personality and placements of the participants. These clubs are platforms for participants to interact with alumni and professionals in their fields of interest. This helps them to build formal and informal networks while exploring career opportunities.
The various clubs are:
Business Consulting Club
Consulting being the prime career choice among the PGPM students, this club aims to prepare them better through guest lectures, alumni connect and skill development workshops. The club activities include case interview preparation sessions, targeted networking and providing valuable insights into consulting industry.
Business Technology Club
Technology’s impact on businesses is tremendous as it helps them adapt and sustain themselves in this VUCA world. At PGPM, participants come from diverse backgrounds belonging to various domains and technologies. The technology club is a student driven club where students share their technical expertise with others, thereby helping them understand various technologies and their use from a business angle. The technology club’s main focus is to create a thought process among students to utilize technology in order to benefit business. The club’s activities include domain specific sessions on various technologies by students, alumni speakers and guest speakers from the industry.
Entrepreneur club is a platform for PGPM students to launch their business ideas. Through Entrepreneur club, the participants gain non-classroom knowledge and experience on entrepreneurship and are also given a platform to network with other entrepreneurs. Successful entrepreneurs are invited to share their insights on what works and what doesn’t for a start-up. Workshops are conducted to enable some hands-on experience on implementing business ideas. The club also provides opportunities to validate business ideas, business models and provide mentoring & funding support as required.
The Cinephile Film Club
In the words of legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, “No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.” Good films bring people together; convey powerful truths in a universal language (like art & music) and thus lead to limitless and very often unimagined experiences, both for self and society, and broad as well as minute insight into the human psyche. In every country in the world, cinema has the power to delight and create delusions, often simultaneously. This makes it an incredibly rich complementary source of management education. The Cinephile Film Club continues to delve into the vast ocean of film archives and showcase works of exceptional merit - in the process imbuing the leaders of tomorrow.
Speak Up Club
Amongst the plethora of activities undertaken by the students of PGPM, what stands out is the passion and enthusiasm by which the official speaking club (christened Speak Up!) is run. The club follows the internationally renowned ‘Toastmaster’ model. Accordingly a fixed order is followed for the activities. Impromptu speeches, prepared speeches and presentations are some of the activities that have been covered at the club. Structured feedback is given to each speaker at the club. A record of this feedback is made and sent to all the members at the end of the meeting. Since this is done for each meeting, every speaker can refer to this record to see how his / her performance has improved over a period of time.