Guest Lecture by Mr. Ankit Aggarwal
Guest Lecture Title:
"Resume of Deviation"
Date of Conduct: 25th July, 2020
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker’s Name & Designation: Mr. Ankit Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Dare2Compete
HOD/Concerned Faculty Head: Miss Anuja Zanzad
Batch: Batch 2019-2021
No of students present: 120+
On 25th July, the students of MBA-IB 2019-2021 batch witnessed an intriguing guest lecture convened by Mr. Ankit Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Dare2Compete which is the largest student community across domains – B-Schools, Engineering colleges and other graduate colleges with 1 million+ active registrations from across 10,000+ colleges. In his speech, Mr. Ankit spoke about ‘Resume of Deviation’ by creating an entrepreneurial mindset.
He spoke about how he started his journey from Deloitte consulting and then went on to build a solution to instill competitiveness within the student community which gave birth to Dare2Compete. He focused on the part which enabled leading brands to engage with the students’ community in the most interactive way to discover, measure and hire the best talent and fulfill all their objectives like employer branding, hiring and driving brand/product adoptions. He introduced D2C Igniters to the batch and spoke about how it is a first-of-its-kind community program that fosters a culture of competitiveness, learning, growth and aims to create an environment that provides an opportunity for students to showcase their talent and skills.
He told the students the main aim of this program is to create a community that becomes self-sufficient in the future and stays for years on campuses. Hence, they were looking for student campus ambassadors from various colleges to head the D2C Igniters Club from those campuses and wanted to collaborate with SIIB too. He further stressed on the fact that he wanted to form a small student team in every college that catalyzes the elements of change and during the process, each member of the team brings out the leader in them at the forefront.
Mr. Ankit shared anecdotes from his corporate to entrepreneurial journey and inspired the students that they should focus on following their passion especially when they want to solve a particular problem.
- ‘Overall, the session was quite interactive and addressed the importance of developing an entrepreneurial mindset which we could apply in our jobs as well.’, Shruti Patial, MBA, International Business, Batch 2019-2021.
- ‘I got to learn a lot about how to come up with a great idea that could bring about a huge change in the world. It was a very insightful session.’ – Aju Thomas, MBA, International Business, Batch 2019-2021.
It was a very enlightening and lively session which gave the students insight on how they could change the world by developing an entrepreneurial mindset.