Moving from college life to corporate culture seems difficult as there is no course in the traditional education system that teaches students on this shift in life. There are many ways in which students need to perform for the first time as professionals. They need to adapt to team play behaviours, technical, problem-solving, communication and also management skills.
Why student need to learn “how to think” not “what to think”
Students must be taught to think. They need to be clear with their new roles and include new thoughts in their work based on their unique perceptions. The training within the organization needs to inculcate a sense of visionary (order maker) rather than an executive (order taker). Also they should be given full liberty to expand their area of expertise and think out of the box in executing daily routine work.
It’s also important that students show eagerness to develop. On boarding programmes should go beyond training, to harnessing a personal connect with the new hires. A structured mentorship and can further help freshers to deal with the day to day challenges. While mentors can coach them on technical skills they also help them integrate with the organisation socially.
International Centre for Culture & Education helps students to find great help in making the switch from a laid back college student to a confident corporate professional. Visit us and know more about how you can be prepared for the first jump into corporate world.