Phonathon is a telephonic marathon to connect with our alumni organised by Student Alumni Relations Cell (SARC) under the Dean of Alumni and Corporate Relations, IIT Bombay. Some of you must have received a call from our volunteers in the last few days and we hope that you had a good conversation!
The event takes place over a span of 10 days (May 25 - June 3). The 2007, 2002, 1992, 1982, 1978, 1968 batches were contacted during this phonathon. We had many agendas to be covered like reunions, Alumni Student Mentorship Program (ASMP), Industrial Learning Program (ILP), Student Alumni Meet (SAM) and the soon to start SARC blog. While the reunions are the only batch specific events, we would be delighted if you could contribute in the other agendas. We have explained briefly about them below:
Alumni Student Mentorship Program (ASMP):
We, the students at IITB, feel that our alumni who are at the pinnacle of their careers can help us by their insight and vast experience of how things work professionally; as they have a deep understanding of current opportunities in their respective fields. In this modern era of competitiveness, it becomes difficult for a student to choose the right path in order to achieve the desired goals and the help you can provide as as experienced alumnus is unparalleled.
So what we have come up with is ASMP- Alumni Student Mentorship Programme, where students are mentored by an alumnus depending upon the common interests of mentor and mentee and the number of students to be mentored by you solely depends on your comfort level. This can prove to be immensely useful for the students as they get to know about the pros and cons of choosing a career option and about various opportunities in their interest field. It also provides the alumnus with a platform to interact with the students on a one to one basis and stay connected with the Institute. More details can be found here: asmp.sarc-iitb.org
This year SARC is launching a new blog that will have many sections. One of our aims in setting this blog up is to make people aware of the work our alumni are doing in different fields, how they have contributed to the Institute and also how the Institute has evolved over the years with each graduating batch. We request you to contribute to the blog by means of pictures, videos or any other format. We would be humbled if you would be willing to write a few articles for the blog as the guest alumnus writer. Please state in this in the attached form if interested!
ILP (Industrial Learning Program):
ILP( Industrial Learning Program) is an initiative to provide students with opportunities to use their academic expertise in solving real life problems. We require you to provide us certain problem statements from your experience at the workplace. These will be floated amongst the students as winter projects who will reply to you with their solutions. We will contact you further in July if you are interested.
These are pre placement interviews arranged for final year students to guide them for the upcoming placement season. Because of the experience and expertise of the alumni of IIT Bombay, it is really helpful for them if an alumnus interviews them as a recruiter and later gives them feedback and suggestions. This gives them more confidence for facing this crucial phase of their life.
Student Alumni Meet (SAM):
SAM, scheduled in the first weekend of October is the flagship event of SARC. Alumni from different fields are invited to the campus to interact with the student community and also have fun during their stay at the institute. The sub-events of SAM are designed to cater to the needs of students and answer their queries about career options, placements and pursuing their interests. Mock interviews, Group discussions, Speed mentoring, Networking session, Alumni Sports Weekend and hostel visits are the major events of SAM.