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Finishing School as a tool to drive academic excellence. Centre for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore 1 st Feb 2013. What is Edu-Next?. Have proven value to leading institutes. Edu-Next is a provider of finishing school services to B-School students

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Finishing school as a tool to drive academic excellence

Finishing School as a tool to drive academic excellence

Centre for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore

1st Feb 2013


What is edu next

What is Edu-Next?

Have proven value to leading institutes

Private & Confidential

Edu-Next is a provider of finishing school services to B-School students

Established a model linked to placements to engage students individually and make informed decisions

Using technology to build scale while maintaining quality


The primary issue

The primary issue

Students are placement focused and are not concerned about anything else.

So how do you institutionalize the understanding that good academics leads to good careers?

And sadly, do not realize the crucial role of academics in getting that coveted job!!

Private & Confidential


Finishing school

Institutionalizing the fact that better academic outcome leads to placement outcome

Finishing School

Private & Confidential


What is finishing school and what is not

What is finishing school and what is not?

How do we read it in today’s context?

What is finishing school?

What it is confused to be…

  • Smartness

  • Access to right information

  • Understanding of how the world works

  • Contextualization

  • Drive and motivation

  • Language

  • Etiquette

  • Accent

  • Dressing sense

  • Manners

Private & Confidential

Wikipedia says – “A finishing school (or charm school) is a school for young women that focuses on teaching social skills and cultural norms as a preparation for entry into adult society”


An indicative finishing school process

An indicative finishing school process

Induction

Summer placements

Summer internships

Resume Preparation

Final placements

Goal setting

Career Options

Career Guidance

GD & Interview

Current Affairs

Soft Skills

And more….

Problem Solving

2 years of B-School

Private & Confidential


How does this drive academic performance

How does this drive academic performance?

Resume

Contextualizes concepts in class

Sparks interest to ask questions in class

Helps apply concepts

Current Affairs

  • Resume is a reflection of the self.

  • Initial version en eye-opener

  • Resume gets filled with work during the B-School

Private & Confidential


How does this drive academic performance1

How does this drive academic performance?

Career guidance & goal setting

Key skills like articulation, report writing, verbal and written presentation

Improves exam performance

Critical Soft Skills

  • Drive goal setting which influences academic choices

  • Mentor aligned to student aspiration

  • Exposure to roles and options

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How does this drive academic performance2

How does this drive academic performance?

Problem Solving

Results in confidence building

Identifies conceptual and resume related gaps

Pushes students to revise concepts and older lessons

GD and Interview

  • Improves problem solving ability

  • Shows in exam performance

  • Increases application of theory in real world scenarios

Private & Confidential


Questions

Questions?

Private & Confidential


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