20 Jul 2021 20:08 IST

ISBF concludes summer school workshop

The two-weekend workshop had 55 high-school students from India and abroad participate

Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF), New Delhi, organised the second edition of iASPIRE, the annual career counselling summer school workshop, engaging over 55 high-school students from India and abroad. The industry leaders provided deep insights into career and skill development choices in several high-growth and high-paying sectors related to economics, finance and management.

Among prominent names who conducted workshops were Dr Chetan Ghate, Professor of Economics at Indian Statistical Institute New Delhi; Shalini Mittal, Associate Economic Analyst at Asian Development Bank; Dr James Abdey, Associate Academic Director for the University of London Programmes at LSE and Visiting Lecturer at ISBF; Sameer Pathak from Emaar Global Team; Saigeeta Bhargava, Director and Lead Actuary at PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Pallavi Malani, Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

In continuation with the first week of iASPIRE 2021 summer school workshop, the second weekend-series had nine sessions that enlightened the students about opportunities in policymaking, actuarial science, data science, marketing and strategy, and consulting. Students got an insight into the necessary skills needed to get into the specific sectors and that of the market’s current scenario.

The two-weekend Summer School Workshop concluded with a hackathon competition where students from 25 schools all over the world participated.

“Choosing to pursue economics is not a shortcut but a 10-year slog of investment to develop skills. It depends on how good you are at it.” said Dr Chetan Ghate, macroeconomist and Professor at ISI and Member, Editorial Advisory Board for the Reserve Bank of India.

Pallavi Malani from BCG said, “Consulting is actually a process of advising business and government on their most critical issues and it helps in personal growth as well as get attractive remuneration in a career as a consultant.”