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India Summit: Connecting Employability and Education

The Global Career Center (GCC), in collaboration with convening partner NMIMS and technical partner International Internship Network (IIN), hosted THE INDIA SUMMIT: CONNECTING EMPLOYABILITY AND EDUCATION during March 2023.

This online event explored the changing world of work and considered how higher education and applied learning can best prepare students in collaboration with a range of stakeholders.

By combining global reach with local expertise, the event aimed to share thought leadership and highlight programming as well as identify challenges and prompt for discussion.

The purpose of this event was to bring colleagues together to discuss issues and opportunities while building a community of practice.

Schedule and Recording Links Follow.


Introduction to Summit

Speaker: How is the world of work changing? Mr. Saif Ahmed Shareef - Delivery Director, Boston Consulting Group, India

Panel: What are employers looking for globally and locally? How has that changed? Dr. Nikhil Gala - Chairperson & Faculty, Corporate Relations & Placements, NMIMS Ms. Kala Anand, Vice President (Global) upGrad Connect Mr. Rahul Srivastava, Co-founder URBZ & Urbanology

Dr. V.V. Pai, Director, Bombay Leprosy Project, India Ms. Seema Sayyed, Manager, AASTHA PARIVAAR

Panel: Student perspective on preparing for work Anidya Singh Bhandari & Ankita Sinha, Students, NMIMS Mumbai

Tabby Al Jebouri & Christopher Tang, Students, University of Auckland


Moderated showcase of programs and resources Team Based Projects – Chris McKenzie, Co-Founder, GCC MBA Program, NMIMS –Dr. Anupam Rastogi, NMIMS Faculty in-charge University of California, Riverside - Omar Medanat, Regional Director, MENASA InterExchange - Megan Ames, Program Manager Anglo Educational Services – Dr. Leslie Zweighman and Neha Patel Joe Baker & Co – Joe Baker, Canadian Perspective

Instituto Perucano - James Sarria, President upGrad Connect – Kala Anand, Vice President (Global)

Panel: Alumni perspective on connecting employability and education Carl Alder, Former Student of UC Berkeley Josh Oliver, Former Student of University of Auckland Jackeline Matos, Former Student of UCEAP & Hobart & William Smith College


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