Education

Reckonings and pragmatism’s of Social Work Students

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Illiterate people usually think a social work student does only these

We lecture on some sanitary issues or AIDS!!!

We lecture on some sanitary issues or AIDS!!!

We teach them!!!

We teach them!!!

We pick up Garbage!!!

We pick up Garbage!!!

 

Literate people usually think a social work student does these

Fight for equality and other such things!!!

Fight for equality and other such things!!!

We help the alcohol addicted people rehabilitate!!!

We help the alcohol addicted people rehabilitate!!!

We help the handicapped,  elders, children, men, women everyone!!!

We help the handicapped, elders, children, men, women everyone!!!

We do all these!!???!!

We do all these!!???!!

 What I thought I would do as a social worker

I should help elders!

I should help elders!

Counsel people who are under stress and so on!

Counsel people who are under stress and so on!

Join together to make a change!

Join together to make a change!

Act as a volunteer!

Act as a volunteer!

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Lend a helping hand and mutual support to every individual!

Lend a helping hand and mutual support to every individual!

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But in reality what i do actually in my college as a social work student

We put Mehendi's for the forthcoming friend's marriage sitting in the college LIBRARY!

We put Mehendi’s for the forthcoming friend’s marriage sitting in the college LIBRARY!

Go for RURAL CAMPS and celebrate PONGAL festival!

Go for RURAL CAMPS and celebrate PONGAL festival!

We go to some orphanages and entertain the kids and make them showcase their talents!

We go to some orphanages and entertain the kids and make them showcase their talents!

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Put RANGOLI’S for the cultural’s!

We rarely go out for some competitions and try to win at-least the 3rd prize :P

We rarely go out for some competitions and try to win at-least the 3rd prize 😛

We go on rallies shouting over some issues where no one ever care to hear!

We go on rallies shouting over some issues where no one ever care to hear!

We even get the help of the kids to join our rally because they are the only spectators!

We even get the help of the kids to join our rally because they are the only spectators!

We gather those kids and elders in the village and entertain them! People dont actually listen to the lectures we give them over AIDS, ALCOHOL ADDICTION and so on!

We gather those kids and elders in the village and entertain them! People dont actually listen to the lectures we give them over AIDS, ALCOHOL ADDICTION and so on!

People please stop commenting over every single act of mine saying “OMG… Being a social work student how can you do this”…

Being a social work student doesn’t make you a real social worker actually… Its just a platform where you could find the areas to work and its upto the individual and what really matters in Social work is not the mere degree but THE PASSION that’ll drive us ahead…

 

Management speak – Meaning

I have always wondered what does a management course really does? In reality when you need to start a  business all you wanted is the experience and the technical know-how of that business in specific. But does management course help it in anyway? Am not sure of the answer. 

According to me i feel its not the only way to be a successful entrepreneur. Apart from these bookish knowledge and learning we need lots more to develop in ourselves when our vision is to become an entrepreneur. Does all the management schools educate the extra curricular talents which is vital for managing a business? The answer is a big NO.

Whatsoever may the type of education be all the teach is theoretical knowledge which will not be striking while we are in need of taking a business decision. The practical appliance of any theory might make it useful in business. 

MBA is one of the most like-able course for the students these days as they dream of being a manager or so called Business Magnet once they come out of their college. This thought must be totally eradicated from the minds of the students and all they want to fix in their mind is they are into a workshop to learn out their technical theories to apply in business and even in their life. But life cannot be lead totally over calculations and theories. 🙂 

So people, when you are opting for a management course do get a part-time job in your specialized field so that once you finish your course you might have gained some experience in starting your own business as such. This kind of task might avoid time consuming  process as the time is valuable. 🙂 🙂 🙂 

Below are few of the often used management speaks which portrays a different meaning in a funny way and yet it’s in a thoughtful manner too 🙂

Management Speak: That’s a good question.
Meaning: I don’t have a good answer.

Management Speak: You have to show your flexibility.
Meaning: You have to do it whether you want to or not.

Management Speak: I don’t totally disagree with you.
Meaning: You may be right, but I don’t care.

Management Speak: We’re going to follow a strict methodology here.
Meaning: We’re going to do it my way.

Management Speak: Empower.
Meaning: Freely blame your subordinates for your problems.

Management Speak: I’d like your buy in on this.
Meaning: I want someone else to blame when this thing bombs.

Management Speak: I’m not saying no, but I’m certainly not saying yes.
Meaning: No.

Management Speak: The system has to be flexible.
Meaning: We don’t know what the hell we want.