Event Name : AmphiChats
Organized by : Alumni Coordination Team (ACoord)
Date : 23rd September 2023
Venue : Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad
Topic : Panel Discussion on "Paving Your Way: Embracing Change in Life"
Panellists : Snigdha Nair (Batch 2020-2022)
Shahid Hassan Mohammed (Batch 2014-2016)
Vivek Aditya Tangirala (Batch 2016- 2018)
Pranav Balamurali Krishna (Batch 2021- 2023)
Date : 23rd September 2023
Objective : AmphiChats aims to bring alumni and students together to connect and interact in a lively setting. The event focuses on building a strong community through open conversations between the students and the alumni. To add fun and excitement, the event includes enjoyable games and activities that encourage active participation and help forge lasting connections among attendees.
Outcome : The first edition of AmphiChats was a vibrant initiative that not only fostered stronger connections between alumni and their alma mater but also facilitated personal and professional growth for both alumni and students alike. Through a diverse array of fun activities, the event sought to cultivate an atmosphere where candid conversations flourished between current students and alumni. Following the event's conclusion, students actively networked with alumni, acquiring priceless insights and knowledge.
IMAGE: The captivating stage setup for 'AmphiChats' – where ideas took centre stage
The first edition of AmphiChats event marked a unique initiative led by the Alumni Coordination Team of SIBM, Hyderabad.
This exceptional gathering took place at the campus's iconic Amphitheatre, a cherished location deeply rooted in the hearts of both current students and alumni. The Amphitheatre acts as a hub for student camaraderie and helps in nurturing of lasting friendships.
The event began with a welcome address to the audience and panelists by the hosts “Pragalbh Shukla and Sanjana Girhe”. They introduced the alumni and the topic of the discussion and later invited them to share their insights on embracing change in life.
(IMAGE: Our esteemed panelist, Ms. Snigdha Nair, sharing her insightful journey and inspiring experiences.)
Snigdha Nair, an alumna of SIBM, Hyderabad who is currently working as Deputy Manager-Total Rewards at PepsiCo, shared her story on how she overcame a series of personal and professional challenges to achieve her goals. She emphasized the importance of resilience, perseverance, and a positive attitude in the face of change.
(IMAGE: Mr. Shahid Hassan Mohammed, our distinguished panelist, shedding light on his remarkable journey.)
Shahid Hassan Mohammed, an alumnus of SIBM Hyderabad and currently a Manager at PepsiCo, spoke about the importance of being adaptable and flexible in a rapidly changing world. He shared his own experiences of navigating career changes and transitions, and highlighted the importance of being open to new opportunities and challenges.
(IMAGE: Mr. Vivek Aditya Tangirala, one of our esteemed panelists, sharing his valuable insights on embracing change during 'AmphiChats'.)
Vivek Aditya Tangirala, an alumnus of SIBM Hyderabad and currently working as Assistant Manager at GlobalLogic, talked about the importance of taking risks and pursuing one's passions. He shared his own story of starting his own business after a successful career in corporate finance, and encouraged the audience to follow their dreams, even if it means taking the road less travelled.
(IMAGE: Mr. Pranav Balamurali Krishna, our insightful panelist, as he discusses the art of navigating change at 'AmphiChats'.)
Pranav Balamurali Krishna, an alumnus of SIBM Hyderabad and currently an Associate, Consulting & Valuation - CBRE, shared his unique perspective on change as a source of inspiration and creativity. He spoke about how he has used his own experiences of change to fuel his passion for storytelling, and encouraged the audience to find their own unique ways to embrace change and make a positive impact on the world.
(IMAGE: Our panelists engaging in a lively discussion with our enthusiastic audience, as knowledge and experiences flowed both ways).
(IMAGE: A memorable moment when all four esteemed panelists stood side by side with our hosts to set the tone for 'AmphiChats'.)
(IMAGE: Our engaged and attentive audience as they soaked in the wisdom and inspiration shared by our panellists.)
(IMAGE: A front-row view of our panelists in the midst of a dynamic discussion, connecting with our audience on the forefront of change and embracing it with open arms.)
After the panel discussion, the audience had the opportunity to ask the panelists questions. The panelists shared their insights on a variety of topics, including how to deal with failure, how to stay motivated during difficult times, and how to find one's purpose in life.
The event concluded with a game of Pictionary, where the panelists and audience members competed to guess the words being drawn by the alumni. The game was a fun and engaging way to end the event, and it helped to promote camaraderie and networking among the attendees.
(IMAGE: Mr. Pranav Balamurali Krishna showcasing his creativity and quick thinking in the engaging game of Pictionary, adding a fun twist.)
(IMAGE: Mr. Shahid Hassan Mohammed, our esteemed panelist, demonstrating his artistic skills and sense of humor in the lively game of Pictionary.)
(IMAGE: Mr. Vivek Aditya Tangirala participating in the exciting game of Pictionary, spreading laughter and creativity.)
(IMAGE: Mr. Deevi Puneet Kumar, Head of ACoord, extending his heartfelt vote of thanks, wrapping up an evening filled with inspiration and knowledge.)
Mr. Deevi Puneet Kumar, Head of the Alumni Coordination Team of SIBM Hyderabad, delivered a vote of thanks before calling the event to a close.
(IMAGE: The Alumni and the Alumni Coordination Team poses for a group picture.)
(IMAGE: The Alumni and the Alumni Coordination Team gathered for a group picture at the end of the event.)