- September 11, 2023
- Student Blog
Looking back at the initial days at Universal AI University, the memories of the first ten days in university rush vividly to my mind. Stepping into the new realm of higher education, everyone around was a stranger to me. However, by the end of those 10 days, I had not only recognized 50 friendly faces but also cultivated connections that I knew I could rely on for assistance and camaraderie.
The Induction Experience:
Induction sessions at esteemed B-schools like Universal AI University are designed to acclimate learners to the unique B-school culture. Esteemed module leaders led the induction process, offering newcomers a glimpse into the exciting journey that lies ahead of them. Every task and activity planned during the induction had a rationale behind it, intended to introduce the learners to various aspects of MBA life.
Orientation and Faculty Introduction:
The induction period kick-started with an orientation session, which familiarized us with the university’s culture, policies, resources, and the faculty. This introductory session offered a snapshot of each module leader’s astronomical experiences and expertise. The knowledge that we would be learning from world-class module leaders boosted our academic curiosity and affirmed that the education we would receive was of the highest calibre.
Setting Expectations and Reality Check:
Led by the skill development module leaders, the induction took us through a series of experiences that mimicked the reality of the corporate world. The importance of both classroom learning and practical exposure was emphasized on. Fantasies and inflated expectations were dispelled, replaced by a sobering reality check. Although the truth was sometimes harsh to digest, it was essential for us to hear it from professionals who had already navigated these experiences. This process of learning from those who had been through it all was invaluable.
Team Building and Unity:
Creating a sense of unity among the learners was another goal of this induction. A team-building activity that broke the ice and nurtured trust amongst us learners was conducted. These activities fostered a sense of intrepidity that pushed us to collaborate with our peers. One remarkable exercise was practiced which was the “Tribe Formation” activity, where each team was given a task to create a logo, motto, and war cry within a stipulated time. These interactions provided a platform for cross-cultural understanding, expanding our horizons beyond the classroom.
Understanding MBA Pedagogy:
We were made meticulously aware about the outlines of MBA course’s intricacies, highlighting that UAIU’s approach to prepare learners is not only with specialized skills but also with adaptable problem-solving tools. The focus was on using these tools effectively in various situations, mirroring the real-world challenges that the learners would encounter in their professional lives.
Insights from the Corporate World:
An essential component of the induction was the opportunity to learn from CEOs and industry leaders. Distinguished CEOs from across the country visited the university to share their experiences and insights, offering a valuable perspective of their journey to success.
As the induction phase concluded, I realized that this was merely the beginning of an extraordinary journey. The process not only acquainted us with the academic curriculum but also nurtured essential life skills, forged lasting friendships, and instilled a sense of belonging within the MBA college community
The induction process is akin to a rite of passage, transforming individuals into confident, adaptable, and visionary leaders poised to conquer the corporate world’s challenges. As I embark on this exhilarating journey, I am filled with gratitude for the experiences thus far and those that await. The induction process has laid a solid foundation for my growth and success, equipping me with the tools needed to thrive in the dynamic realm of business and management.
1st Year Student
Universal AI University
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