Effective communication and interpersonal skills are crucial to increase employment opportunities and to compete successfully in the business environment. The real key to the effectiveness of professionals is their ability to put their domain knowledge into effective practice. In this context, soft skills have a crucial role to play. If future managers know how to deal with people at the emotional level (peers, subordinates, superiors, clients, suppliers, etc.) through Emotional Intelligence (EI), they can build and sustain effective relationships that will result in mutual gain. SMECLABS Compliments the PG Program curriculum with soft skills training, providing a unique opportunity for all students to develop their personality and upgrade their communication and presentation skills. The training benefits the students, both in their early professional careers and in their social interactions in the business environment.
Soft skills provide students with a strong conceptual and practical framework to build, develop and manage teams. They play an important role in the development of the students’ overall personality, thereby enhancing their career prospects. The soft skills training provides strong practical orientation to the students and helps them in building and improving their skills in communication, the effective use of English, business correspondence, presentations, team building, leadership, time management, group discussions, interviews, and inter-personal skills.
CAREER VISIONING AND PLANNING
Selection Process: Overview of selection process, practice of psychological tests, effective resume writing, dealing with placement consultants and headhunters, references – how to get effective references from past and current employers.
Group Discussions: Concepts and Practice.
Interview Techniques: Effective interview techniques, mock interviews, stress interviews, review and feedback.
Benefits from the Training
All management students aspire to obtain fulfilling and rewarding campus placements. How the students fare in the campus placement interviews depends on how well they are able to internalize the personality development techniques. If they internalize the techniques thoroughly, they have a good chance of getting great placements.
The teaching methods in the soft skills training include lectures, projects, role plays, quizzes, and various other participatory sessions. The emphasis will be on learning by doing.
Since the method of training is experiential and highly interactive, the students imbibe the skills and attributes in a gradual and subtle way over the duration of the program. The students will not only learn the skills and attributes but also internalize them over a period of time.
Internalization ensures that the skills and attributes become part of the students’ nature. Subtle changes are bound to occur in their behavior and outlook, and these will make them more self-assured and confident. Moreover, the behavior changes will be gradual and natural and will not appear artificial or put on. Thus, the changes in them will be genuine and positive.
Throughout their course at the SMECLABS, the students will have access to the services of professional counselors. The counselors administer psychological tests to bring about a high degree of self-awareness among the students. They also guide them in the right direction so as to bring about the overall development of their personalities. The counselors also help them to sort out the problems that they might encounter in their academics or at a personal level. Thus they are assured of a high degree of emotional comfort throughout their course of study at SMECLABS.
The counselors will also give a feedback to the students on their strengths and the areas where development is needed. The students are also at liberty to approach them for any personal problems they might face during their course with SMECLABS
INPUTS ACCORDING TO TRAINING NEED ANALYSIS
The analysis of responses of the students to various psychometric instruments, and extensive interaction between the students, counselors and the faculty members enable the identification of specific training needs of individual students.
SMECLABS addresses these training requirements, through specifically designed training modules.