My Summer at King’s: Avantika Banerjee

berlin blog oneI was a part of the 2016 King’s College London India Summer School, where I took  Strategic Management. Even though it was a two-week program the amount of knowledge shared was tremendous.

The classes were full of discussions which brought new ideas and thoughts to the surface. The methodology was quite interesting. On our very first day, we were divided into groups of fives, which made discussions more comprehensive. Each day we talked about important issues and how to solve real-life problems in businesses using various tools and theories. The Summer School was a platform where I actually started to think critically and analytically. I also got an opportunity to work on my communication and presentation skills.

What also made the class interesting, was the diversity that it offered. My peers were not only from all over the country but also from across the world. This broadened the scope of our discussions since we all gained a perspective on global issues from our peers. Our professor was really helpful and was never restricted to just the course at hand. She told us about life at King’s and especially what the college and the city have to offer.

berlin blog one (1)The cherry on the top was the 5th anniversary of the Summer School. All the students were invited to the event at British Council, New Delhi. This was a golden opportunity for us since we got a chance to meet people at King’s in person. I got a chance to speak with Tayyeb Shah, Deputy Vice President (Global Business Development) . In the midst of a very interesting conversation that I had with him, I happened to share my interests in Data Sciences and IoT. He guided me to get in touch with Professor Mischa Dohler at King’s to gain a clear understanding of the field and see how I could translate my interests into ambitions.

My belief that professors at Kings were the most supportive was further strengthened when I got all the guidance that I needed. I got to know King’s much better and eventually fell in love with it! And so, here I am. At King’s. Pursuing Masters in Data Sciences. It really has been quite an interesting ride since June’16!

 

 

 

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