ETYL B-School: The First Step to the Corner Room
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Mumbai: Trisha Roy, a management graduate from Indian School of Business-Mohali, had a point in her curriculum vitae that came up for discussion in all her interviews last year. Roy, one of the final 21 in The Economic Times Young Leaders B-School programme in 2016, said being a candidate in the coveted programme gave her a lot of credibility in front of her prospective employers. The programme gives a platform to promising final-year management students to test their mettle and to engage with top CEOs of India Inc to understand the skills required to build a successful career in today’s corporate world.
In its first three years, The Economic Times Young Leaders B-School received an overwhelming response, recording participation from more than 35,000 students. Sixty-two of them from various premier institutes have so far been selected as Young Leaders. The fourth edition is currently open for registration. To be screened through thousands of applicants from business schools across the country, meeting the stalwarts of India Inc and making it to the final list is always an experience to cherish for a lifetime. And, that was the biggest takeaway for the young leaders who made the final cut in the first three editions.
The national-level talent hunt, launched in 2014, assesses final-year, full-time management students in Indian business schools on their potential to become future leaders.
“The best part about the programme is the opportunity to meet industry stalwarts. It was the most humbling experience,” said Roy, who was interviewed by Boston Consulting Group’s India managing director Neeraj Aggarwal and Stan Chartered India chief executive Zarin Daruwala in the final lap of the competition.
“Even if you don’t make it to the final list, the journey itself is a great learning,” said Roy, who received a pre-placement interview offer from the Aditya Birla Group, the presenting sponsor.
Fellow finalist Govind Haridas, who graduated from Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode, said what differentiated the ETYL BSchool programme from similar competitions was that one has to be well rounded here. “The interviews were more of conversations where the jury wanted to know you as a person,” said Haridas, who now works with Idea Cellular in Bengaluru.
The hunt is on again to find future leaders across India’s top B-schools and those who make it may well be taking their first step into the corner room. The aspirants will go through three challenging rounds and a final interview with CEOs to be given the ET Young Leaders B-School Edition certificate. Those who make it to the final list will also receive pre-placement interview offers from the Aditya Birla Group. Entries for The Economic Times Young Leaders B-School Edition 2017 will close on August 23. To participate, visit www.etylbschool.com. Conversations on young leadership are also abuzz on Facebook (https:// www.facebook.com/etylbschool) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/ etylbschool). For queries, e-mail email@example.com.