The BMI session of 27th January 2021 was lit up by a very enthusiastic finance professional Mr. Sreesha Sounderam, Manager, Risk Management and Controls, Westpac Bank, Sydney, Australia.
The session began with a brief introduction about himself and his source of motivation, which is the very theme of this BMI Session,
“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”
These were the words of the visionary Steve Jobs. This BMI Session was a very realistic and engaging one, where Mr. Sreesha, through his real-life experiences could easily connect with us. He emphasised on three important points throughout his talk – “Don’t Doubt Yourself”, “ Do what you love. Don’t settle. Keep looking” and “Do not let others define who you are”.
His life experiences, such as his first interview, first day at university and his first day at job, as a retail store assistant were quite insightful and motivating. He further quoted,
“Life has no written rules. Our dream is constantly evolving, rising, and falling, changing course”
He then went on to elaborate on how failures had helped shape his career as a successful banker, by stressing on a key fact that ‘failure is the steppingstone to success.’ Occasionally, one may taste the bitterness of failure or the sweetness of success. But whatever be the situation, we must constantly keep working hard and march towards their life goals. Another important piece of tip given by him was that a career decision based solely on money and not on the passion for work or a desire to make a difference is a recipe for despair.
The session ended on an inspiring note that FUTURE IS IN OUR HANDS.
Rony Shiela S, F20048
“The BMI Session held today on the topic ‘Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish’ is such an interesting topic to listen and the way Mr. Sreesha Sounderam delivered was so inspiring and motivating in every way. The quotes he mentioned during his delivery like ‘Achievement is wonderful when you know why you are doing it, and when you don’t know, it can be a terrible trap’, ‘Do what you love. Don’t settle. Keep looking’ and ‘Do not let others define who you are’ were so enlightening. Looking forward for such enthusiastic speeches and thanks BMI for such a wonderful session.”
Suganthi S, F20174
“It was an absolutely interactive and inspiring session! Loved the way how the speaker incorporated real-life instances to deliver a wholesome learning experience! Thoroughly enjoyed his session! To staying Hungry and Foolish!
Boomika Sherene A, F20132
“The session was on “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” was extremely interesting just like the topic. For students like us in a highly competitive environment a little motivation now and then is what we look for. The BMI session gave us that motivation. Mr. Sreesha Sounderam told us anecdotes that helped us relate to the topic. From asking us to do what we love to stating the fringe benefits of failure the session was simple yet engaging.”
Aarthi S, F20001