Our Mentor Walk program connects students and professionals to accelerate and transform their future careers. We develop customized mentoring and networking services for students to make informed career decisions.
Imagine having a mentor, who has experienced the roadblocks and winnings, by your side to learn from. We have the expertise in professional networking to connect students with mentors and to provide the answers that they are looking for.
CAREER REVIEWS- INTERVIEW WITH MENTORS
Rishabh Jaiswal is the Managing Director of Sporting Ethos, founded in 2012, a first of its kind Sports Sciences and Medicine Centre in India. The centre aims to develop high-performance athletes from their initial years to the elite level in an individualized and scientific manner. Rishabh and his team of experts, over the last 5 years, have gained a thorough understanding of the challenges faced by the Indian athletes, and they continue to refine their approach towards athlete development while creating awareness about the same. He also focuses on encouraging young talent to pursue a career in the field of Sports Sciences through internships and short-term projects at his centre. He is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite and can also be reached through his website at www.sportingethos.com.
Did you check out our podcast on Networking? Here are some key points from our previous episodes of 5 Steps Ahead!
Mr. Karan Pradeep is a management professional with eight years of experience in multinational businesses including Food and Beverages as well as Automotives. He finished his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and entered the corporate environment. He reaches for new heights as he carves out his career path in the corporate world, one challenge at a time. Karan is excited about encouraging young talent and is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite.
I wish I could tell you that I always wanted to be an aeronautical engineer, but that’s not my story. For me, it was a gradual development. Growing up, I enjoyed watching ‘Swat Cats’ on Cartoon Network. Somehow the idea of anthropomorphic felines building and flying a fighter aircraft made of junk appealed to me.
Menaka Bapuji is a fashion designer and owns the custom-design studio, Varnuyathe, in Chennai. She is passionate about design and focuses on creating made-to-order ethnic wear for men, women and children. Varnuyathe is just seven months old and has already become a popular name among Chennaiites. In this post, Menaka talks more about her studio and the training needed to become a fashion designer.
Dr. Meenakshi Vinaitheerthan is a French language expert and an inspiring teacher. She has over twenty years of experience translating and interpreting French to English or Tamizh and vice versa. She has also worked on the subtitles and voice-overs for a number of movies and documentaries, including the French documentary “Ma” based on rural woman of Tamil Nadu, and “Burning Memories,” a Sri Lankan Tamizh documentary dubbed into French. Dr. Meenakshi is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite.
Dr. Meenakshi Vinaitheerthan is a French language expert and an inspiring teacher. She has over twenty years of experience translating and interpreting French to English or Tamizh and vice versa. She has also worked on the subtitles and voice-overs for a number of movies and documentaries, including the French documentary “Ma” based on rural woman of Tamil Nadu, and “Burning Memories,” a Sri Lankan Tamizh documentary dubbed into French.
Ave is an engineer, specializing in biomechanics. Her current focus is accident reconstruction and automotive collisions. She enjoys building things and making them efficient, solving problems involving math and physics, and working with mechanical designs. Ave is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite for queries related to mechanical engineering, biomechanics and forensic injury analysis
She started her venture to address this question: How do we make children stay in school?
Parvathy Narayanan, a social entrepreneur began her work with CAPART at Delhi to work with NGOs all over India. Her travels brought her to Nilakottai in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, where she started Aspire Foundation, just at the age of 25. With her efforts and that of her unrelenting team, Aspire Foundation has grown from an enrollment of 16 students in 2005 to 600 today, of which more than 50% are girls. Her family is her biggest support in this venture.
Dr. Teena Koshy is a senior lecturer at the Department of Human Genetics in Sri Ramachandra University. She teaches Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis and Cytogenetics and handles diagnostic laboratory operations in the department. She is very passionate about her work in the laboratory. She has reported results on thousands of cases and has worked with a number of clinicians. She is also an active researcher and has over 15 publications to her credit. She is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite.
Dr Rajaram Pandian is the Director of Scientific Affairs at Pan Laboratories in California, USA, which focuses on developing new tests for diagnosis and management of human disease. He has over 40 years of experience in medical testing and laboratory science. He is currently working towards the bringing some of the newer medical technologies back home in India, with a particular focus on making them more accessible and affordable to everyone. He is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite.
Meet Shray! He is a pilot with IndiGo and has been flying since the age of 17. He is outgoing and always on the look out for new adventures. Shray is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite for all those who aspire to fly high.
Abhinand Adithavarman is a bioinformatician, pursuing a PhD in the subject, at Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai. He is well-read and a curious thinker, with nine published papers to his credit. When he is not peering at his computer screen, crunching the numbers, he works with other researchers, helping them make sense of their experimental data, teaches bioinformatics to the uninitiated and delivers stimulating lectures on exciting topics. He is a rock-star scientist and the go-to guy for all things bioinformatics! He is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite.
Featuring Colonel Rajendra Bhagwat, retired from the Indian army with 35 years of service, a travel enthusiast and a wonderful speaker. His interview sheds light on what it is like to be in the Armed Forces, the eligibility to enroll, the responsibilities of an officer and the opportunities for personal development.
One of the most challenging areas of study in health care is neurosurgery, a surgical specialty concerning disorders or injuries of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Dr. Thanga Thirupathi Rajan is a neurosurgeon and the head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Saveetha University in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Rajesh Premkumar is a mobile software engineer at Oracle and is interested in app development.
"Almost all activities involve apps these days, so the focus is shifted from creating the app to identifying the various problems it can be used to solve. These days, we expect to have access to something of our interest right in our hand and get as much information as we can with just a click. What I love about apps is that they allow maximum automation with minimal user interaction, which makes for ideal user experience."
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You are listening to part two of our first episode -- Chat with a Geographer. In this interview series with Dr. Romila Verma -- a geographer teaching at University of Toronto - we will be discussing career opprtunities and some of the environmental education modules that are being developed for the workshops in Water Speaks.
And if you are the curious kind, check out the questions addressed in this podcast in the transcript below! Happy listening, all!
1. What are the broad categories in the field of geography and what are some career paths for an aspiring geographer?
2. What are some home projects that can be initiated with children interested in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)disciplines?
3. How does one nurture their child's interest, if they are interested in geography or a non-traditional field that is often considered not career-oriented?
In this first of two-part episode" Chat with a geographer", Dr. Romila Verma, an environmental geographer teaching at University of Toronto talks about her educational background and experiences working with water systems in different landscapes around the World. She elaborates on how the power of networking played a major role in her many ventures, such as the Trans Africa Pipeline project. Her message is powerful - Get out of your comfort zone,, talk about your passion and go after your opportunity.
Some of the questions that have been addressed in this segment for
Dr. Romila Verma is an innovative teacher, researcher, speaker and author, and a leading voice on global water issues. She lectures on water management and environmental science in the
School of the Environment and Department of Geography at the University of Toronto. Dr. Verma received her PhD degree in Environmental Geography from Delhi School of Economics. Her research interests have fostered both the physical and social science perspectives. She firmly believes that today’s youth will benefit from this multidisciplinary thinking to understand and solve complex problems of the world.
Selling yourself is a very important part of professional development. We sell ourselves in a job interview or in a date, hoping that the other party hires or likes us. So why not perfect the way of how we brand ourselves to make it applicable in our everyday lives? Here is one resource for you to perfect the art of personal branding.
Interviewing is not just about you answering questions perfectly. It's also about asking the perfect questions to get the best information to advance in your career. Informational interviewing is another great resource for professional development. Listen to our podcast, a 6-minute primer that will be your ready reckoner for informational interviewing.
Check out what it takes to curate a 100 tonne North Atlantic Blue Whale!
In this episode, we talk about how the social media platform LinkedIn is used as a networking tool. We highlight the LinkedIn Lite app, which has been launched
Hiring and job search trends are different in today's world. Think about how you would differentiate yourself in the vast pool of candidates. What would you do to stand out?
Networking for the first time is difficult! Yet, it is important to get out there, try our best to make connections and explore all the opportunities the world has to offer us. It all begins with a "Hello, How are you?"
As awkward and strange as it may make us feel, professional networking is an essential exercise today.
Here's the next installment on our podcast about choosing a career in the Biological Sciences. Dr. Roopali Chaudhary talks to Devika Premkumar about the various options available to students after the different stages of university education.
As promised, here's the first episode of our Podcast series. Listen in to know what Dr. Roopali Chaudhary has to say about choosing a career in the biological sciences.
Our first podcast on May 15th will feature Dr. Roopali Chaudhary
We invite you to contribute your questions by May 10th related to career choices in the field of Biology.
Dr. Chaudhary is a post-doctoral fellow in Immunology studying food allergies.She has a PhD in molecular and cellular biology characterizing a transgenic mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and an MSc in genetics and developmental biology studying Drosophila embryogenesis.