Date : 2nd Sep 2011 Seminar on ”Careers in HR”  


Location: Skyline Business School- Gurgaon Campus
Speaker: Ms. Sushma Gupta, Corporate Consultant               

The speaker for today’s enlightening seminar was Ms. Sushma Gupta a corporate consultant specialising in HR and organisation development. She did her graduation from St.Stephen’s college in Economic (Hons.) and completed her post graduation in MBA from IIM Calcutta. She joined Maruti Udyog in HR field and worked there for 15 years, after which she joined Hero Motors as the Vice President. She is currently working for her own consultancy firm along with which she does career counseling, aptitude assessment and interview training.
A lot of information and experiences she shared with us relating to the field of Human Resources. It was a very engrossing interaction which resulted in a successful industry interface.
Some important pieces of advice shared were:
• know where you are going
• humility is the key to learning and success
• never get into an over confidence zone
Questions discussed:
• Q1. What is the scope in the field of Human Resources?
• Ans: It requires the ability to judge people and being sensitive to what people want. Not suitable for people who are introverts. There is a lot of scope in Industrial Relations these days.
• Q2. What are the opportunities in the field of Finance?
• Ans: It’s a very interesting field but one has to be well versed with accounting concepts.

• Q3.What is the role of a HR in media industry?
• Ans: HR’s role in every field is the same. There is no difference

All in all it was a very intellectual, interactive and knowledgeable seminar. The speaker also spoke about his experiences over several years in the field in HR field. Students from Skyline College were also given an opportunity to share their views and clear their doubts. Overall it was a very good learning experience on part of the students. The speaker was kind enough to clarify all our doubts.

Compiled by- Nandini Prasad
                          MBA L1 S1.


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