VITBS Student Journal #5 –Himani Rana’s 1st Years Journey

My experience at VITBS cannot be expressed in few paragraphs. I have tried my best to write my experience in VITBS. I have come from Himachal Pradesh to Tamil Nadu and have taken a challenge for my career. Though I had experience of staying in a hostel for 3 years before, still I was too afraid for my PG hostel life. It was actually not just about the hostel life, it was about my journey from one extreme end to the other extreme end of the country in a completely new environment. Many questions were in my mind, Will I be able to adjust in the university? Will people talk to me? Will I be able to express myself? And will there be any kind of discrimination? All my fears, all my doubts slowly started vanishing as days pass by.

The first day of orientation, started with a guest lecture followed by a flash mob and then individual performances, I still remember how nervous I was when I went to the stage where everyone gave an individual dance performance and I did a ramp walk, I was too scared but everybody encouraged me and finally I too was made to have a confidence booster.

Later for the ice breaking sessions for the industrial exposures, we were taken to Nature farms. That was the first time when I had an interaction with so many people. The encouragement I got on the first day, helped me to take initiatives in the forthcoming days. I found a family far away from my blood family. Be it guidance in studies or emotional support, people were there to help you. The thing which I like most about VIT Business School is that students are not just made to study rather they are provided with opportunities to participate in different events.

Like during VITMAA till 12 midnight we used to practice for our dance performance and side by side we were completing our assignments, attending classes. Though it was hectic, but it helped me understand the importance of managing time and I learnt the skill of prioritising work which I never knew before. Initially I had a problem but then I got accustomed to it. Then the other thing which helped me in boosting my confidence level was the presentation.

The first time I gave a presentation, I was trembling but the best part is nobody will criticise rather you will be encouraged. With every other presentation, I got more confident. Out of all the places in VITBS, BBC is my favourite spot where I like spending time with myself. Even during my school and UG days, there was nothing like the clubs which VITBS has. So I decided to appear for an interview and GD of creativity club as out of all the clubs this attracted me the most. With every new event of creativity club, I am learning things which will eventually help me in my professional life. Most of the times I felt, I can be a good team member, but Invictus(VITBS event)provided me a platform where I took up the role of a leader, understood the responsibilities and with every other task I tried to improve myself.

Staying away from family, yes it’s difficult but with my experience at VITBS, I can say it for sure every effort taken in VITBS will be worth developing an individual for self-fulfilment.

Himani Rana

VITBS | Batch 2017 – 19

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