Profile of the Instructor
Mr Kartic Vaidyanathan is the founder of LetsPlayToLearn, an initiative that enables joyful learning through the power of play for corporates and educational institutions. He has 21 years of experience in the corporate world and 5+ years as an entrepreneur. He teaches several courses for UG and PG students at IIT Madras related to Personal and Professional Development Stream that includes LifeSkills, Habits, Happiness and Success and LetsPlayToLearn. Apart from that he has done an NPTEL module on Strategies for Professional Growth as a part of IITM Online BS Degree for Data-Sciences. He also does a lot of mentoring for youngsters on guiding them on various aspects.
As a part of several student mentoring and student interactions, one of the common aspects that he has noticed is the stress that students undergo during the placement process in the last 2 years. He wants to educate and share tips about preparing for the placement process right from the early stages of joining the UG program so that it’s a smooth and easy process.
- Things to do in institute during the first few years for getting job ready (beyond Academics and CGPA focus).
- Importance of improving written and verbal communication to speak confidently in front of a panel.
- Learning to use LinkedIn well and do meaningful networking.
- Resume writing tips.
- Handling a year when economic environment is not great. Options to explore.
The topics would help undergraduate students of not just engineering stream but any other stream since these are generic in nature.
Apart from his corporate experiences, he would share the wisdom from the book “A Job Before Graduation” written by Mphasis SVP Mr Gokul Santhanam, “The Startup of You” by LinkedIn CoFounders Reid HoffMann and Ben Casnocha and the book by LinkedIn #1 influencer Bruce Kasanoff “How to self-promote without being a jerk”
For all the students who are interested in getting jobs after graduation.
Basic qualification of participants:
Mandatory to have a laptop with good wifi to login. Mobile logins won’t help.
Fees & Certification
Students – Rs. 590/- (Rs. 500 + 18% GST)
Certificates will be provided to all the participants who attend the workshop.