Talvantage Session 1-Alibaug
Let the journey begin
I was caught by surprise when my inbox blinked of an email stating we would need to assemble at the magnificent Gateway of India at 8 am on a Sunday morning. Yes, as you may or may not have guessed we were going to ALIBAUG, which made the cancelling of Saturday night plans, the waking up at ridiculously early hours all worth it!
All 22 of us ready to create a good first impression assembled at the crack of dawn in semi formals under the ancient arcs of the Gateway of India. Both anxious but full of excitement at what our First day at Talerang had in store for us.
We were 22 strangers and so the small talk began and suddenly my brain was flooded with Mahimas, Shreyas, Sejals, Nikitas, Parths, Xaviers, HR, IIT.
In the course of the day there was just so much to take away.
From the listening skills that Anjali Raina Executive Director, Harvard Business School India Research Centre who shed light on to establishing where each of us wants to be 6 months down the program.
I learnt about lives of complete strangers. And it was amazing to see how everyone was so open to share about his or her success and failure with absolute outsiders. They started out as just a face and name to me but at the end of that session that same face had a meaning, personality and a great story backing them.
Some parts of the day like the HBS case and other best practices in leadership training were challenging and miles beyond my comfort zone but I was able to face my fear and come out stronger.
The sessions also helped me come up with the values that drive me. Which was pretty fantastic because in the daily routine of life I never take the time out to think of what values are important to me, who has had an impact on my life and what I want to be in the future.
It is always important to look in the rearview mirror and the thought that failure makes success sweeter were learnings I will cherish forever.
I cannot wait to grow and network with the outstanding minds in the course of the program! Here are some photographs of our first day. To say the least my Sunday was nothing short of magical.
Talerang’s copyrighted curriculum was researched as a project Harvard Business School. Our training methodology integrates Harvard cases, proprietary assessments, interaction with guest speakers, industry exposure and personal mentoring for holistic professional development. Our programs offer exclusive opportunities to work with over 250 of the best companies in India including the Aditya Birla Group, Foxymoron, Teach For India, Mahindra Group, Avaana Capital, Z3 Capital and more. Our team is from McKinsey, Citigroup, KPMG, ZS Associates and our Panels include CEOs of top companies. Students get dedicated mentors and interact with industry stalwarts from our Young Leaders Panel and Senior Panel. Our Future CEOs alumni also get to access a network that is a close knit community of close to 1000 Future CEOs who are advised by young industry leaders and a panel of industry stalwarts.
Modeled on global best-practices
Talerang’s programs are different from regular trainings and courses due to the international approach to learning and the international curriculum. During the research at Harvard Business School, we interacted with Year UP, a U.S. based organization solving a similar problem. We further refined our learnings by visiting 100+ colleges and partnering with 250+ corporates who defined our training curriculum.
Our research shows that 6 key competencies - self-awareness, life vision, communication, working smart, first impressions and bridge to career help young talent succeed. Additionally, jobs of the future require a combination of 14 skills including research, analytics, digital marketing, finance, strategy, coding, communication and design. We ensure that you are learning in a planned and structured manner with a focus on being relevant for jobs of the future.
Proven track record
Talerang gets applications from close to 100+ premier colleges across India and has several rounds of selection. Our highly selective cohorts are academically bright, have demonstrated leadership and volunteered to impact their communities. Our previous students are articulate all-rounders including national level swimmers, debaters, festival organizers, entrepreneurs and performers. Over 4 years, we have placed 99% of our students and our proud that over 90% of them have been consistently rated as work-ready, with over 50% been given call-back offers for full-time jobs! The jobs and internships we provide are premium with a focus on quality.
As special projects, we have been invited by research teams from Stanford and Harvard to conduct trainings on their behalf and also been the organization of choice for pre-placement training for IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee and IIT Madras in an official capacity. From Tata Trusts to Trilegal, various corporates have also invited us to on-board their entry-level hires.