Mangaluru: Under the tagline of the workshop- “Learning To Live Better” – A One Day Inter-Collegiate Workshop on Personality Development -‘PERSONA’, was held on September 11, 2015 at the conference hall of St Agnes College, Mangaluru, organized by SACCSA (St Agnes College Commerce Students’ Association) of the Department of Commerce.
Around 183 final B.Com students from Government First Grade Colleges of Dakshina Kannada District and St Agnes College were a part of the workshop.
The objective of this workshop was to educate and empower the young B.Com graduates on various soft skills which are essential not only to boost the overall personality but also to facilitate them to find a better job in the corporate world.
The workshop was inaugurated by the former HOD of the Psychology department of St Agnes College, Prof. Elsie Tharien and presided over by Prof.Sr.M.Supriya AC, the principal of the college.
In the inaugural address Prof.Elsie enlightened the participants of the workshop on being aware of one’s strengths and weaknesses, the power of the brain, continuous assessment of self esteem, not to be influenced by negativity but to instill the positive attitudes in life and work hard towards the fulfillment of their ambition in life.
Sr.M. Supriya AC in her presidential address appreciated the participants for availing of the opportunity provided by the department of Commerce on improving one’s personality skills and said that the skills learnt should be imbibed as a part of life’s journey and should be applied wherever possible to make the world a better place to live in.
Dr. Devi Prabha Alva, HOD of Commerce oriented on the objectives of organizing the workshop by highlighting the various technical sessions of the workshop. She also narrated the process of training the final year B.Com students as the resource persons of the day’s workshop.
Mrs. Sofia, the staff coordinator of SACCSA welcomed the gathering, Ms.Fazana Banu, the secretary of SACCSA compered the program and Ms.Mayolla Nazareth, the vice-president of Commerce rendered the vote of thanks. Mrs. Vineetha and Mr. Sharath Kumar the assistant staff coordinators of SAACSA were present.
The participation in the workshop was open only to the final year B.Com students of Government First Grade Colleges of the region, other than St Agnes college students so as to enable the government college students to improve their skills on communication, leadership, interpersonal relationships, facing job interviews etc.
There were 183 final B.Com students from Govt. First Grade College Kavoor, Govt. First Grade College Haleyangadi, Govt. First Grade College Bantwal, Govt. First Grade College, Balmatta and Sacred Heart College, Madanthyar and St Agnes College, in the workshop, who took part actively in all the deliberations of the workshop.
The one day’s workshop had eight technical sessions.
They Are As Follows:
Technical Session I : “Positive Thinking” By Prof. Elsie Tharien
Technical Session II : “Aptitude Test” By Ms.Lolita
Technical Session III : “Group Discussion” By Ms. Varsha Kumar
Technical Session IV : “Resume Writing & Interview Skills” By Ms. Mili
Technical Session V : “Interpersonal Relationship” By Ms. Nanditha
Technical Session VI : “Leadership at Work Place” By Ms. Sonika
Technical Session VII : “Written English” By Ms. Carol D’sa
Technical Session VIII: “Spoken English” By Ms. Prisca Furtado
The Student Resource Persons Kept The Workshop Vibrant Throughout The Day With Their Meticulous Presentations With The Help Of PPT, Series Of Activities, Exercises, Games, Group Discussions, Videos, Role Plays, Question And Answer Sessions Etc.