“We didn’t realise we were making memories at EMPI. We just knew we were having fun”
With so much that was expected and a lot more that has happened, what do I actually consider and what do I miss out on? It’s been a long and beautiful story with numerous characters playing small and big roles in each of our lives.
It was the 26th of June last year; students of the new batch 2014-16 were welcomed into the campus by the faculty. It was indeed a “good” morning to a world that would be ours for the next two years. I personally feel that yes, this has been my world and I have lived and enjoyed it to the fullest.
Initially, there were many apprehensions on our ability to cope with the tight schedule, the lengthy course structure, the many activities, and even the EFP. But once the process began, a little effort and we flew in with ease. The faculty, too, was ready to support us at every single step, walking by our side, making sure we didn’t trip and fall. They were our guide and mentor in the classrooms and our friends outside. They made sure we got acclimatized to the new environment and culture as all of us belonged to different backgrounds. Language was a problem to some; food for others and some had left their parents for the very first time. But even the smallest of the small issues raised by any of us were not overlooked.
Moreover, our seniors turned out to be very cooperative. RIP was a term which had affected us a lot, but that was exactly how our seniors got the opportunity to know us better and helped us build a stronger bond with them. They were always ready to extend a helping hand, to guide you through a troublesome chapter in your course, to tease you and have fun. The time spent together and the motivation provided for conducting the programs on several occasions were probably the best memories and will always be treasured. I am sure no one would disagree when I say that the time around Durga Puja was the best time for any of my batch mates here.
Over the course of time, most of us have been able to nurture true friendships even within the batch – friendships for a lifetime! They have stayed by your side in times of need, sorry, joy and festivity. There has always been an ear to listen to you when you wanted to say something; a hand to softly wake you up for the breakfast and classes, to sign your EFP attendance for you when you were busy visiting the dreamland, to pat your back when you achieved something good; there was an eye to stare you in anger if you committed a mistake, to look through you and understand that you required something; there was a heart to feel for you when you felt homesick, to get sweets for you whenever they visited their homes; to wait for you and make sure that you wouldn’t miss out on your meals.
I am a student of the AdCoMM department; and being part of the 1st placement from college was a reason of great happiness and pride for me. I owe my achievement to the immense motivation from my faculty and the direct interaction with successfully placed leaders from the industry. The college gave us numerous opportunities for us to build our confidence, experiment our talents and enhance ourselves into well-groomed professionals.
As we approach the end of our stay in college, it is difficult to imagine our lives without all these people who have affected us in some way or the other. Our world revolves around them and includes them in each activity. A sudden change would definitely be difficult to bear. I am grateful to all for giving me the experience of my life and teachings, which will always be my companion.
Placed in Group M – Client Servicing