Journey Towards Self-Discovery – IIFT
With a new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Yet, 25 June 2018 was more than just about strengths and thoughts, it was a start to a journey to discover my own-self. The day marked a start to the trail, when I set my foot into the outer world, face challenges thrown at me and gain whatever there is to. Every day provides us the opportunity for a fresh start, and here is where I begin mine at this place known as IIFT.
The beginning is the most important part of life. That being said, it is not a child’s play to embrace the changes and challenges that come along. Coming to IIFT, out from the comfort zone, trying to remain composed and grasp all that it has to offer, surely, sounds a lot scary but is something that I, really cherish now. Time is the best healer, and so was the case here. Coming to this new setting amongst people from diverse backgrounds, with different energies, trying to fit in with each other and at the same time discover each other’s personality, made me realise that we all are not that different but unique in our own little ways. These days spent at IIFT have shown me that things work-out, if you put in a little effort.
From group assignments to presentations, from getting late for sessions to a cluster trying to grab a bite from a single plate. I, saw it all happening in the very initial days. As an amateur in this new lifestyle, who was trying to find myself in this cluster, I found some really good company to walk with, in this journey of mine. These are the people who wake you up in the morning, help you with your studies and at the same time make fun of you when you are homesick, but you know that these are the people who are always going to be around to make you feel comfortable.
IIFT has provided me with a great start to this journey, pouring up ample of opportunities to explore the capabilities within myself and at the same time nurture them and harness my energy towards becoming a highly skilled individual. Aditya Birla Group Leadership Program(ABGLP) is one such opportunity. Just like the diverse portfolio of Aditya Birla Group, IIFT too offers an environment which is in alignment to the ever changing global scenarios. One such sector in which Aditya Birla Group operates, and is of my interest, is ‘Fashion & Lifestyle’.
Tom Ford once said, “Dressing well is a form of good manners”, and I heartedly feel that dressing is the first step towards showing that you are interested in the endeavour you are pursuing. Dressing well is a way of celebrating your daily life, and Aditya Birla Group under the name of Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd. (ABFRL) promotes the same thought. The fashion industry has evolved drastically over past couple of years, giving way to people to enjoy a more global experience and a more futuristic and comprehensive omni-channel options. I, would like to grab this opportunity to work with ABFRL and experience the working and challenges of this industry and at the same time bring in new ideas to help the customers celebrate their life through what they dress.