IIM-A Career counselling Fest: Idea Fest

In order to familiarize its students with various career options other than joining a corporate company, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad ( IIM-A) organized an event called 'IdeaFest.'

Successful personalities interacted with the students and delivered lectures at the event. Organized by the entrepreneurship club and the Public Policy Group of the institute, the two-day event concluded on January 15.

"We wanted to create a platform for interaction between students and experts from various fields who have made unconventional career choices," said Prashast Srivastava, co-ordinator of Public Policy Group.

The event brought to the campus many illustrious people from varied fields such as venture capital, policy research, image management, education and the non-profit sector. The speakers highlighted the ways in which they function. Head of PRS Legislative Research, M R Madhavan, spoke about the lack of awareness on important issues among legislators at both national and state levels. Madhavan's initiative works to strengthen the legislative process by making it better informed through research and data collection on public issues.

Anil Joshi of Mumbai Angels was also among the speakers. Joshi described the role Mumbai Angels plays in the contemporary business landscape. He explained to the students how the firm decides which startups to fund, the pitfalls today's startups face and how they may be avoided.

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