“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”
A quote by James Cash Penney beautifully defines that growth is a vast concept and it is attained by a lot of efforts and environmental push.
Keeping aside other factors for a while. At the age of 21, I can genuinely say that my time at IBS Gurgaon has been life-changing. I have learned a lot about myself and my goals, what I want my future to look like. If I was not here, I don’t think I would have been saying this.
To begin with, it was a completely alluring experience when I joined college as moving away from my hometown and shifting to a new city, which was already a big change I was experiencing and I know a lot of students experience the same.
Entering the real world seems challenging and difficult at first, but once I got into it, it was not as difficult as I had thought it would be. In fact, you will find yourself doing things independently sometimes, whether it is managing your daily chores or motivating yourself in the middle of the night to study.
I’ve always been an introvert while growing up. I have struggled a lot while socializing and fitting in. If I was put into a situation where I didn’t know how to do something or put myself into groups with people I am not familiar with, anxiety would overwhelm me and make me want to run away. It was so awkward for me that I would rarely talk to people at all, because I feared that I would say something really senseless. I was comfortable enough around my friends to be loud, but at school, I was typically seen as the quiet or shy kid.
College is where I opened up a bit more and started finding more things that I was interested in. For instance, my passion for writing. It was always convenient for me to write my emotions well. Happy, sad or angry, all of my emotions could be expressed in a better way when I would write about it. But I never knew I could use this as my talent.
Right after joining IBS Gurgaon, one of my professors suggested that I join a cell called Digital marketing cell. I had no clue about the cell but the process was to complete tasks and appear for an interview if I want to join as a content writer. It was a completely different experience for me as I had no prior experience of doing this work but to my surprise, I got a lot of motivation from my batch mates and professors, who pushed me to give my best. I successfully completed the procedure and got into the cell.
Today, I can proudly say it was the best decision of my life as I found a purpose, something I’m good at, a skill which is getting better day by day and a whole new awakening. All thanks to IBS Gurgaon as I never knew I can ever be a content writer as well. Not only have my writing skills got better but I have also evolved as a person. There are so many things that I learn on a daily basis. Handling tasks, covering events, managing a campaign, writing blogs, creating captions for posts, handling social media and so much more.
This was just one example of my journey here. I have a never-ending list of learnings and growth that my college is providing. IBS has challenged me in so many different areas, but it has also provided me the opportunity to grow as a person and learn who that person is. It has taught me much about what I value and who I want to be or aspire to. I have become a person who likes to get out, try new things, socialize with new people, but ultimately needs time to myself to recharge for the next new thing to try.
College experience surely differs from person to person but after joining IBS Gurgaon I realized higher education is not solely limited to your career and placements. It is much about growing personally and finding your hidden talents which ultimately help you grow as an individual and as a professional. There are days when you face a lot of hardships and then there are days when you are enjoying the reward of your hard work.
Today, I can say that since the time I entered this college,
I have grown as a person,
I feel independent,
I have gained confidence, my communication skills have got better,
I can solve unexpected problems,
I have attained work life balance and the list continues.
I am sure till the time I enter the corporate world I’ll be a more confident individual who feels ready to enter the corporate world and is never afraid of any challenges that come across.