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Fiona Demmingway, Class of 2014

Reorientation Weekend, 2015

In the pristine settings of Gokarna Forest Resort, Kathmandu College of Management (KCM) second-year students gathered for a Reorientation program on Friday, August 21. The objective of the Reorientation was to encourage the students to re-evaluate and reset their personal and professional goals.

The Principal of KCM, Mr. Bishnu Raj Adhikari,kicked off the event with an inspirational speech. He emphasized that success occurs when opportunity meets preparation; so the next 3 years will be crucial for the sophomores to lay the groundwork to achieve their goals. This was followed by a Personal Development Plan (PDP) presentation by students and a feedback session by Prof. H. P. Pokharel, Ph.D.

Continuing on a similar vein, Dr. Vibhuti Jha and Mrs. Sharmila Sharan, new faculty members, reiterated that students have to reflect on and review the actions they need to take in order to bridge the gap between goal and attainment. According to them, prospective employers value employees who have the knowledge to perform, attitude for excellence and the personality to deliver. Sometimes there may be set backs but ultimately, it is important to have the courage to explore the impossible. 

To further their knowledge, workshops on grade planning, report writing skills and proper citation techniques were also conducted during the 2-day event. Students engaged in team-building exercises such as a game of tug-and-war and a tower building competition. And amidst cheers and laughter, the undergraduates pitted their wits against each other in a quiz contest. Everyone enjoyed themselves. One of the students who attended said, “This was such a fun way to rediscover and reinforce the learning of the past year.”

As the sophomores begin their third semester with a full course load, the Reorientation program will provide them the direction to make the right choices in their academic and career decisions.

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