Monday, June 28, 2010

Ignicion 2010: IIM Lucknow's Mentorship initiative for call getters for GD/PI preparation

The students of IIM Lucknow have launched the third edition of IIM Lucknow's Mentorship Programme for call-getters christened Ignicion 2010. In its third edition, Ignicion promises to be bigger and better than ever before, buoyed by the enthusiastic response received over the last two years.

Ignicion is a unique mentorship programme where the entire student community of IIM Lucknow comes together to assist the institute's GD/PI call getters by proactively answering the various queries that they might have about the selection process, about MBA and about life @ IIML. An entirely student driven initiative, Ignicion's primary objective is to ensure that prospective students get every possible help and information from a reliable source quickly. Team Ignicion maps the profiles of the aspiring candidates to those of student volunteers at IIML, in order to come up with the best set of mentor-mentee pairs. This ensures that the mentees are able to connect better with their mentors and can get appropriate advice based on their mentor's past experiences.

To avail the benefits of this programme, aspirants who have a GD/PI call from IIM Lucknow are required to register themselves on the Ignicion website at http://www.iiml.ac.in/ignicion. Soon after registration, they are allotted mentors who will guide them through the GD/PI process and will try and resolve all their queries. The registered candidates can also post their queries on the Ignicion forum at http://synapse.iiml.ac.in/ignicion/forum/, which shall be promptly replied to by the Ignicion team. As an alternative, candidates can also mail in their queries to ignicion@iiml.ac.in.

Akshai Varma, a student from the batch of 2010 at IIM Lucknow and one of the members of the Ignicion core team in 2009, believes that after last year's terrific response, where nearly 80% of the call getters registered themselves on the forums, Ignicion is all set to go to the next level. "The current Ignicion core team has some fantastic initiatives lined up, including mock telephonic interviews and interviews over Skype; networking through various social media portals such as Facebook, Twitter and Buzz; and regular disbursement of information regarding frequently sought topics such as Careers after MBA, Life @ B-Schools etc."

The Ignicion team has also launched Ignicion pages and communities on popular social networking sites such as FaceBook, Orkut, Twitter and Google Buzz, which focus on life at IIM Lucknow in order to help aspirants get a sneak peek into the happenings at IIM L. Given the already huge number of hits and registrations on the Ignicion website within 2 days of its launch, this year's programme is all set to scale new heights.

For more information about the initiative, visit the Ignicion website at http://www.iiml.ac.in/ignicion, or visit the Ignicion page on Orkut and FaceBook. You may also follow the user ignicion2010 on Twitter and Buzz to receive continuous updates from Team Ignicion.


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