University of Miami students visit Great Lakes
Global Immersion Experiential learning program for students from University Of Miami
As a part of One Day Global Immersion Experience Learning Program, Great Lakes Institute of Management hosted 37 students from School of Business - University of Miami at its Chennai campus. The one day program aimed to help students develop and understand the current business scenario in India, areas that need to be developed and in particular about the unique Leadership Experiential Program — Karma Yoga, which is offered at Great Lakes.
Headed by Dr. Vaidy Jayaraman, Associate Dean, Great Lakes Chennai & Visiting Faculty - University of Miami, this year's program consisted of debate, discussions and an interesting Case Study Challenge, in which students from University of Miami were divided into groups and were tagged along with a student from Great Lakes. The Case study was based on ‘Self Employed Women's Association - SEWA' founded by Ella Bhatt, that briefed about how the organization works together as a movement and uplifts in the areas of Employment, Women Empowerment and Poverty in India.
Highlighting on the Unique Leadership Experience Program by Great Lakes, called Karma Yoga, Dr. Vaidy presented a 10 minute video which showcased how Great Lakes has adopted villages in and around the campus, built necessary requirements like toilets, created self-help groups for women and supports them with selling local hand-made products, and indulge the school going children into practical teaching methods etc. The Miami students also visited the villages in and around Manamai, interacted with the villagers to know more about the Karma Yoga programme and what the students of Great Lakes are learning through this project.
The interesting session came to end with entertaining cultural performances by students of both the institutes. Students also exchanged gifts and networked over lunch.