Indian Students Network with Corporate Professionals at GOPIO-CT Event
India-West News Desk
STAMFORD, CT – A fresh batch of Indian students from the University of Connecticut joined young professionals, corporate achievers, and entrepreneurs at a networking event organized by the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin-Connecticut Chapter (GOPIO-CT) on October 14.
“America is the greatest country which provides an opportunity to open up your mind and you can be whatever you want to become, whether a professional in a large corporation, or help to manage a hedge fund or as a scientist or professor or as an entrepreneur, so, go and grab the opportunities awaiting you,” GOPIO International Chairman Dr Thomas Abraham said while welcoming the new students.
GOPIO-CT President Ashok Nichani told the students that the Indian American community is their host family in the US and that chapter will always stand by them.
The weekend event also served as an interactive session with a high-profile panel of Indian American corporate achievers and entrepreneurs, including 3Lines COO Nandu Kuppusamy, Maganti IT Resources President Prasad Maganti, eNcloud Services President Chandra Sekhar Nallam, Immigration Attorney David Nachman and Entain CIO Joseph Simon.
Each of the panelists were asked to comment on a set of questions on their journey to where they reached today and how earlier career choices led them to where they are now, a GOPIO press release said.
The panelists shared personal experiences to their success with guidance and inputs on educational preparation, necessary prior experience, what skills are the most important and transferable skills to acquire so as to market oneself in the American job market.
GOPIO-CT Exec. VP Prasad Chintalapudi chaired the program. GOPIO-CT Secretary Prachi Narayan served as the moderator. The program was coordinated with UConn Business School program Directors Laurissa Berk and Lynsi Jennings.