The New Societies of SIBM Pune
OpCellence – Operations Club
The operations club takes various initiatives to further student learning, such as by conducting a Six Sigma Green Belt certification through ISI, Pune – a course that’s particularly relevant for operations students. Co-Operate, the annual magazine features articles by operations students of SIBM Pune. Juniors are prepared for summer internship recruitments through lectures on important topics, mock group-discussions and interviews and pre-internship guidance to through experience-sharing sessions by seniors. A workshop on MS Excel was conducted by faculty and seniors. Plans for the future include case study events and quizzes with a focus on operations.
Caf-Fin – Finance Society
The Finance Society works to help students stay better prepared for the particularly intensive and demanding course. They send out a GK dossier to students, containing a collection of relevant articles and news from the past six months. They also conduct sessions on MS Excel and SPSS. Previous years’ participants of important finance-related competitions share their experiences and tips with juniors. For the future, they plan to put up a bi-annual magazine featuring student articles and also an inter-B-school case study challenge.
Vitarka – HR Society
The HR Society works to add value to the HR batch through a number of activities. In Internship Hacks, seniors talk about their internship experiences and share tips on performing well with juniors. Excel Hacks is a peer-to-peer learning session where students are exposed to advanced Excel usage. Lectures and mock GDs and interviews by seniors on important topics go a long way in preparing juniors for the summer-internship recruitment process. Future plans include launch of events, including article-writing contests and quizzes.
Mark-O-Polo – Marketing Society
The marketing society actively promotes marketing, sales and branding-related news and topics among students. They conduct Prarambh – an online event where contestants dig out interesting marketing/advertising campaigns which can be shared with the marketing students. 5-star chats is a series of talks and conferences by seniors and marketing alumni on topics like digital marketing. Future plans include conducting marketing-related competitions including sales negotiations, pitches, brand quizzes, etc.