Alumni Relations Cell envisions to act as a liaison between the students and alumni community. We aim to establish a common platform where students can seek mentorship from the graduates of their respective departments.
Over the past few months, ARC is constantly working towards fulfilling the full potential of both the communities by taking forward initiatives and engagements that matter. ARC also aims to extend opportunities related to jobs, internships and campus placements.
The first initiative undertaken by the cell was #The Know Your Alumni initiative wherein success stories of around 25 alumni members were published on various social media handles including Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
The second initiative was Humans of Shivaji, a unique portal to share stories endemic to Shivaji College and to exchange referrals, find like-minded peers, and to appreciate those, who have immense contribution to the college. We have posted stories regarding the same on all our social media handles.
The cell understands the significance of practical skills and awareness about employment opportunities. In an attempt to build a culture conducive to constant up skilling and practical exposure, the Alumni Relations Cell has launched a series called #My Experiments with Internships where current and former students share their internship journeys and takeaways to simply the process for their juniors. We have posted around 5 internship stories of students across various departments.
We have also organized one video podcast with Ms Tanya Chadha, a Shivaji College alumna. She is the chief coordinator of the LADLI FOUNDATION TRUST.
The exceptional circumstance created by the global pandemic led to the closure of campus colleges across the World. However, ARC's commitment to serving the student and alumni community alike didn't flounder. Our cell has actively organized a webinar series called "Unraveling COVID-19: What's Next?" where prominent alumni shared their knowledge with students from not only Shivaji College but also other colleges of DU.
Webinar Covered a Varied range of Topic and the first in the series is on "The impact of the pandemic and market response in the global and Indian Context" By Ms. Shagun Krishnan currently works as the Director of Research at Numerator.
Secondly, on “Soft skills and Up skilling" by Mr. Ashtam Neelkanth, one of the alumnus of our College who is also the 'founder of Vayam' the dramatics society Of Shivaji college. The third series was one of the most important topics Career Growth: Internship and Upskilling in COVID -19 Downtime by Mr. Samyak Jain, founder and CEO, at "MyWays.in"
Webinar 4.0 was on "Demystifying Foreign MBA " By Mr. Piyush Ranjan ", Founder of *Management Masters*, a boutique admissions consultancy focused on providing services to applicants for the World's Top MIM and MBA programmes.
Webinar 5.0 was on "Managing stress and anxiety Amid COVID-19 Crisis" By Mr. Lekh Bajaj, a Psychologist and Mind coach for every age group. The next webinar was about "Decoding The Journey to IIM Kozhikode” By Mr. Arpit Jain, A Financial Analyst.
The last webinar of this series was by our alumna Ms. Sheetal Kalra, product manager at Qubole who deliberated on the topic Campus to Corporate: Kick starts your Career in product management.
On 9th June 2020, the Alumni Relations Cell hosted a national level webinar on the Role of Media and Technology during COVID-19: Issues, Prospects, and Challenges with more than 4000 participants in attendance. The webinar was streamed live on YouTube and Facebook. Prof KG Suresh, Former Dean, IIMC, Prof Sanjeev Bhanavat, Former Head, CMC, Rajasthan University, and Mr. Dinesh Kandpal, Senior Producer, India TV were some of the luminaries who graced the webinar.
Recently On 29th August, The Alumni Relations Cell has also hosted an Interactive talk show "DISCOURSE WITH ALUMNI" with Mr.Sanjay Malik: a Kargil war veteran with great leadership and mentorship skill and a proud alumnus of Shivaji College on "LIFE AFTER COLLEGE". The series was also accompanied by our honorable principal Sir Dr. Shiv Kumar Sahdev. The Webinar was streamed on the Zoom platform; it was very enlightening and inspiring. He told us that in spite of all the difficulties that he faced how he achieved his goal and never gave up. He also told us about the feeling of serving our country, as it provides a feeling of self-satisfaction towards the nation.