New Age Careers need New Age Thinking

The world is a dynamic place driven by technology. Today, humans and machines work together to bring about further advancements in technology that will change the present and future forever. Since the inclusion of the Internet and Social Media into our daily lives, society has changed unimaginably. Everyone has been affected by the Social Media Revolution, as it has affected jobs and professions around us. The market is no more a physical place where buyers and sellers interact. Instead, the world has come to our fingertips. Anything and everything today is just a tap away.

This change has disrupted every conventional thought or concept we previously had. Several professions lost their relevance forever, and newer ones came into existence. Huge companies had to shut down because there was no one buy their products. While a plethora of new-age technical products, that were hard to imagine a decade back, have come up. The world is no longer fragmented by political or geographical boundaries but has transformed into a Global Village where everyone is connected to the other. Therefore, it has become very necessary that we wait for a while and think about the journey we have made so far and realize that it is time to start thinking about the future.

In this age of Automation, machines compete with humans in almost every possible field and even excel in some. There is no doubt that machines save time and resources while not compromising on efficiency, effectiveness, and quality. But, few subjects still require human intervention on a large scale. Creativity, Analytical Skills and Soft Skills are a few areas where machines haven’t been able to catch up with humans. However, the current Indian workforce severely lags in all these areas. There is a serious dearth of people who can communicate properly, think critically, analyse and create. Hence, we are unable to make it to the desired destination at the right time.

To make things happen in the right way, we need more people who think and act out of the box. The modern world has modern problems, all of which require modern solutions. There are many technology-based companies and enterprises that cater to the needs and problems of modern life. Hundreds of new career options have come up to fill the positions in these high-tech organizations. But the most we need is an entrepreneurial bent of mind that can identify problems, find feasible solutions, gasp opportunities, take risks and think ahead of time. In simple words, we need catalysts who can lead and guide, and bring about observable changes in society. Only then we can assure ourselves of a sustainable future.

The future is not a dystopian land of nothingness, but a world of new thoughts and ideas. The future does not come out of nowhere but has to be created with utmost care and responsibility. And education is the way to create the future. To align with the rapidly changing world, education too has to upgrade itself to adapt to and accommodate the developments happening around. Educationalists and Institutions need to come up with innovative solutions and pedagogies that match the current trends and will also satisfy the future. Gone are the days when educational institutes used to manufacture workforce for the industry.

New-age schools and colleges have come up with innovative courses that train students in soft skills and help them identify their passions. Students today eagerly take the road less taken, think out of the box and do things differently. They have made peace with the dynamic environment and are adapting to the necessary changes. They accommodate thoughts and ideas different from those of the past generation. In a nutshell, new age students are transforming themselves into new age professionals who will lead the future.

Outstanding Academic Leader of the Year Award

Rishihood is proud as Prof Manika Walia, Dean, School of Creativity has been awarded for “Outstanding Academic Leader of the Year Award” by International Business and Academic Excellence Award (IBAE-2019) committee for her Exceptional Calibre and Outstanding Performance as Academician, Researcher, Mentor, Advisor and a Thought Leader. The Award Ceremony was held on October 31st, 2019 at The American College of Dubai, Dubai, UAE.

Rishihood University launches “Holistic Development” program for students and educators during ensuing lockdown

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Careers 360 “Dream To Path”

“Dream, Dream, Dream! Dreams transform into thoughts, and thoughts result into action.”
– Dr AJP Abdul Kalam

Realizing our passion is exceptional. And when we do, knowing how to turn it into reality becomes the mammoth task. But, manifesting our passion into action and transforming it into our career is the real game.

Our passion might mean many things ranging from making a major career decision, starting our own business, brand or blog, writing a book or climbing a mountain. But, the steps to achieving our goals are a work in themselves that demand detailed planning and discipline. However, it becomes easier to act if it is fueled by passion. It feels like being on a mission.

The most important thing before starting to follow our dream is to make sure it is our dream. It might be very difficult to differentiate between a dream and a milestone created by our peers and influencers. But it is worth giving a try. Even that requires us to be curious, specific, and honest.

Dare to Dream

It is okay if you don’t know which direction to go. This part requires thought and imagination. It is time to adopt tactics to introduce your mission into an everyday schedule. Here are a few tactics you can employ to chase your passion:

Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping is a way to unravel real thoughts & ideas and keep a record of them. There are several online mind mapping tools to help you get started. But, it is not wise to limit yourself to just one thought or idea. The more detailed the maps, the better equipped you will be to create realistic milestones to start plotting your path to living your passion.

Set a Plan and Be Real

One of the most efficient ways to live your passion is to create a detailed plan with realistic milestones and schedules. The key here is to be realistic and detail-oriented.

Many of you will be aware of the tried and tested S.M.A.R.T. Rule:

  • Specific
    Be specific with your goals. Instead of “I want one million dollars,” be precise about what you want it for, why you want it and list the areas to cover to actually get it.
  • Measurable
    It is necessary to keep track of your progress. Remember dreams are a series of short-term goals joining up. Practice some discipline by scheduling in times to work on your goals whether it be two hours in the morning, before work or any time during the weekend.
  • Achievable
    Set objectives that are attainable. Plot small and achievable goals and milestones to check off along the way. Weekly objectives work best for many and the serotonin hit of achieving regular goals can become habit-forming.
  • Realistic
    This relates, particularly to resources and timingsMake sure you can visualize success through this plan otherwise dreams remain just that. Having an alternative plan often helps.
  • Timely
    Specify when you expect to achieve a certain milestone. Even “overnight success” takes seven years.

Things start to settle down when you start living the life of your choice. The initial days are tough. But, now is the time to get off the sofa, put down that remote control and live. Follow your own rules, give your Dreams the Wings of Fire and communicate your Ideas to the World. Tell people what you are doing. This also helps in building a network. They can help you by getting on your side. They can offer advice or contacts and will respect the time you spend on your passion or project.

Enjoy the journey. Everything good in life comes from some struggle.

Life is not a bed of roses. So, it is never going to be easy, whether you achieve your dream in a year or five. Obstacles will arise. Expect them and plan your reaction. Use change to adapt, learn and keep moving closer to your destination. The road to your dreams is twisted and long. But, you have to be strong and patient. That is the key to success.

RU organizes session on “Creativity and Desruptive Innovation”

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Rishihood University launches UG and PG courses in Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Education & Creativity

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National Award for the Environmental Leadership

Rishihood Family is delighted as our Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kamlesh Misra got awarded with the National Award for the Environmental Leadership on 23rd November 2019 in Meerut. Rishihood looks forward to being on the path of good for all, be it our students, faculties or the environment. Rishihood is finding ways to operate more sustainably through a range of practical initiatives. Rishihood University’s commitment to sustainability extends to our people, our planet, prosperity, and educational purposes.

Best Academia and Industry Collaborator Award

Rishihood is delighted to share that Rishihood School of Creativity won the Best Academia and Industry Collaborator (Editor’s Choice) Award at the Global Education Awards 2019. The jury unanimously agreed that the Rishihood School of Creativity, ‘has a profound impact on the way education is delivered today’. They also concurred that ‘we have the potential to transform education delivery tomorrow along with improved learning outcomes’. A great start for what will be India’s most Evolved and Effective Independent D-School.