Christ Junior College proves on every occasion that holistic development will not be compromised. A ‘Statement of Purpose’ training was conducted by the English Department, to ensure that students are ready to enrol into their dream colleges. Ms Lizil Johnson from Centre of Academic and Professional Support (CAPS) of Christ (Deemed to be University) conducted the session over two days. The training was held on the Microsoft Teams platform from 2:32 pm to 4:12 pm on 10th July and 11:32 am to 1:01 pm on 11th July 2020.
The first session began with a welcome address by Ms Vidya, the moderator for the day. Ms Lizil gave the students a brief introduction about CAPS. She went ahead and covered the idea of a personal brand and how this is valued in a SOP (Statement of Purpose). Quoting Jeff Bezos, ‘Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room’. Her candidness and eloquence grabbed the attention of 107 students and 11 teachers who were present for the first session. Subsequently, she covered the difference between a résumé, curriculum vitae and biodata, with an extensive review of résumé. The session ended by addressing queries of the students.
Graced by 99 students and 11 teachers, the second session dealt with the format of a SOP with special reference to universities in UK and USA. The format was strategically covered to clear any ambiguity. Following this, the session enlightened us with the format of a cover letter for internships. Queries of the students were also answered at regular intervals by the presenter, with the help of Ms Philu, the moderator for the day.
Personally, the sessions were engaging and very informative. The concepts were made relatable by Ms Lizil with her personal anecdotes. The comprehensive construct of the presentation made it illuminating. Overall, it was a very successful training provided by the English Department and on behalf of the students, I would like to thank the teachers responsible for helping us take a step closer to achieving our dreams.
In the end, I leave you with this – What is your brand?
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