The youth from smaller cities should dream big!
India has 8000 towns, and yet we tend to highlight the few key metros. The youth belonging to smaller towns and rural parts of India are extremely hard working and talented. However, many companies and opportunities are often situated in bigger cities, and seem inaccessible to them. On recent trips to Nasik, Patiala and Chandigarh I saw the tremendous potential of our youth. They can still get to their dream jobs if they put in some additional effort on reaching out to the right people and tapping available resources!
Here are some ways they can approach the access gap:
- Leveraging technology: Students can leverage the internet to research different job opportunities and create a strong LinkedIn profile. They can undergo training to upskill themselves online and connect with mentors who inspire them via email. They can leverage whatsapp video and Skype to undergo interviews with companies who may not be located in their area. Further, they can download apps to improve their communication and English if that is an area of anxiety for them.
- Government and non-profit offerings: The government and several non-profits are trying to reach out to the youth and help them improve their skills. Do some research and see if you can avail of any opportunities such as the UNDP’s Disha program or skill trainings of the National Skill Development Corporation.
- Connect to industries: MNCs are constantly seeking fresh talent to join them as interns or employees. Keep a track of various openings in neighbouring towns even if it’s just an internship.It will give you a foot in the door to build a network, gain experience and build your resume for opportunities in the future.
Over the decades, big ideas and successful entrepreneurs from small towns have made a mark. For example, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of PayTM comes from a small town near Delhi. He was able to bridge the access gap and set up an organization that not only achieved national but global recognition. With technology, you may not need to leave at all to make your mark. For example, Robosoft is a start-up based in the town of Udupi in coastal Karnataka that has managed to raise venture funding from the likes of Kalaari Capital and keep their base in Udupi itself! So set high goals, let your dreams unfold!
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.