The Value of Industrial Visits

Upasana Goyal

Faculty, Surya School of Business Management

“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced”- John Keats

Industrial visit is a part of the educational tour as well as professional course, during which students visit companies and get insight of on the internal working environment of the company.It provides students with an opportunity to learn practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices. Moreover, it gives exposure from an academic point of view. Industry visits sensitize students to the practical challenges that organizations face in the business world. Industrial visits also give greater clarity about various management concepts for students as they can practically see how these concepts are put into action.By visiting the shop floor they get to understand the risky conditions in which workers work, the people management challenges involved in managing workers apart from getting hands-on technical knowledge.

KEY BENEFITS TO STUDENTS

The student involvement at all stages of the industry visit motivates them and helps them take full advantage of all learning opportunities presented. This brings a different dimension to students’ learning, which they cannot gain in the classroom as well as helping to bridge the gap between industry and academia.

  • Exposure to better industrial and business practices in progressive economies.
  • Get to know  business skills in a global context encouraging cultural interaction
  • Visits to manufacturing firms are useful for students to understand the nuances and realities of the shop floor, which in itself is a rare exposure.

Every year Surya World organizes industrial visits of students for enhancing their knowledge regarding different kind of fields. It provides confidence as well as overall personality development to the students. An industrial visit was recently organized by Surya School of Business Management, for the students of MBA, BBA and B.Com to Kudos Chemie Ltd.(Manufacturer of Caffeine Theophylline and other Chemicals), Derabassi. The students learnt about the production and operations management in Kudos Chemie Ltd. The company also has their own school for the village children and the socially suppressed backward caste people, arranged medical camps, blood donation camp etc, which enlighten their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

 

Soft Skill 2 – Positive Attitude

Now owl Mr. Wisey is back to teach you the next soft skill you must have at work place. This is known as POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

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Most individuals spend a majority of their time at work. If you have to live in an environment of negative attitudes, it makes getting through your day very difficult. Dealing with challenges and conflict becomes much more difficult without positive attitudes. The effects of having an environment with positive energy creates an environment where people can collaborate and work together to get their jobs done. Lets take a look at the way positive attitudes improve the working environment and have the courage to not tolerate negativity in your working environment.

Here are the 7 benefits of having a positive attitude at work

1. Less Stress: To begin with, it’s healthier for you and everyone around you.  More and more studies are showing that stress can bring about a host of physical and mental problems, from insomnia, fatigue, and loss of concentration to more serious ailments like severe depression. You need to nip it in the bud now to avoid both short- and long-term side effects.

2. Happy Peer: Your stress level will certainly effect those around you, whether you are so scattered that you can’t organize your thoughts enough to send a coherent email, or you lash out in anger and frustration at a startled (and undeserving) co-worker.  Improving your disposition will have a ripple effect that positively influences everyone you come in contact with.

3. Good level of Confidence: When you have the attitude of no fear and you are positive about your work and the deadlines which you have to reach with the skillfully done work, then it is obvious that your level of confidence is going to reach new heights. This will take you to the next level of work and responsibilities resulting into your growth.

4. Job Security: A bad attitude (and subsequent side effects) can get you fired, so take it down a notch, take a deep breath, and take a break before you go off the deep end (and into the abyss).  An employee who gets the ball rolling and keeps everyone on track is a much better asset.

5. Boundaries:  Having a positive attitude is not only necessary for your health (and job stability), it is also required to enjoy life.  But you will have to take steps to get to your happy place.  You may not have the career you dreamed of. But now with the positive attitude you will rise amazingly in your career.

6. Empowerment: Don’t let the man get you down.  There will certainly be times when you’ll have to deal with tasks you don’t enjoy, ridiculous deadlines and demands, and rude co-workers or managers.  An excellent way is to empower yourself by saying no.  If you are unable or unwilling to perform a task, simply say no.  It’s not easy, but it will make you feel pretty good.

7. Control: You control your life, your aims, your decisions. So don’t fear that you will lose your job. When you will practice the positive attitude at workplace then you don’t have to think about negativeness, you will notice the growth in you. Your path to success will get smoother and you will master your skills. You will learn when and where to control your decisions, emotions, the way you talk.

Sources: http://www.careerpath360.comhttp://www.positivelypresent.com

So,get ready to rise! #LetsGetToWork 🙂

In the next post, Mr. Wisey will teach you GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Best of luck students 🙂

Surya World Organizing Career Planning Conference

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Have you ever found yourself in jeopardy while thinking of your going to be college/university after you pass out school? Have you ever thought what field would be best as a career for you?

And have you found yourself in dilemma of choosing one?

According to an international survey based on today’s youth outlook about their future goals and career perspectives, it is found that over 80% of the students are confused about their career and future goals. Hence, there is an immense need to provide them proper guidance to make them equipped with all the necessary skills to make their future brighter.

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Career Counselling Program organized by Surya World in various states and cities

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Earn while you learn at Surya World!

Learn & Earn

Being in college is the best time to learn new skills and gain valuable experience. Not to mention, make some pocket money on the side-lines and taste the sweet taste of independence and freedom. And work isn’t always stressful or time-consuming.

We are excited to launch an Earn While You Learn program at Surya World! Starting summer 2013, you will be able to take up various jobs and intern opportunities with Surya World and its associated offices.

Learn new skills | Create a professional network | Discover your passion.

Read details of the program here.

Exciting Opportunities for Summer 2013

  1. Counsellor and Student Out-reach Intern: Download detailed job-description here.
  2. Marketing Intern (Online, Mobile, Field): Download detailed job-description here.
  3. Graphic Designing Intern: Download detailed description here.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW 

“There is no substitute for practical and professional experience.”

Go Global with AIESEC!

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We have partnered with AIESEC, which is the international platform for young people to discover and develop their leadership potential. AIESEC offers experiential leadership development to young people which allows them to gain skills and experiences which are unparalleled at this age.

AIESEC’s  Global Entrepreneur’s Program offers students of Surya World an opportunity to travel abroad and volunteer in projects across the world this summer for 6-8 weeks. And because we really believe in such experiences and encourage each of you to explore these opportunities, Surya World is subsidizing 50% of the sign-up fee. SIGN UP HERE and we’ll contact you for the selection process.