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Workshop on "Self Awareness - The Art of Enriching Oneself"
The workshop on "Self Awareness - The Art of Enriching Oneself" conducted by Mr. Leslie Rebello began at 8:00 a.m. At the start of the session, Mr. Rebello conducted an exercise where he had all the students write down why each one of them was a star (self-emanating energy) and why they thought so. Another exercise was conducted to assess the levels of sensitivity and awareness individuals showed to the happenings around them. It was highly stimulating and by then all the students were extremely eager to see what was coming next. Over the course of the next 5 hours, Mr. Rebello took the students through various other exercises and questionnaires which assessed certain facets of the personality. He emphasized on how organizations were looking for individuals with skill, ability and talent but most of all for people who, in his words, "used the grey matter between their ears". The workshop was extremely insightful for the students because they learned to think from a new paradigm about careers and work, especially the massive and important shift from the mindset of a sales-perspective to a service-perspective. That is, from how they could benefit from a particular job versus what value they could add to the organization. The students were asked to introspect about the purpose and meaning of their lives, their reason for waking up every morning, what they had to offer the world and the value they could add to the lives of the people around them. Towards the end of the session, a team work exercise was conducted where there were leaders for each group and they had to come up with a product, conceptualize the idea, strategize, design the prototype, market it and present it to the rest of the class. The students learned to be dynamic in their approach, work in synergy and understood that each one of them was capable of contributing something unique to their group. All in all, it was an extremely enriching experience and it inspired the students to want to make their lives, their own unique masterpieces.