Every manager has to be adept at networking and golf is a great way to interact with people who matter.
To connect industry professionals with management students, IIM Shillong conducted the ninth season of its Golf Cup at the Shillong Golf Course last week. About 130 professional and amateur golfers from the country got together, including guests from various ministries, armed forces and corporates.
Participating companies from the corporate world included Goldman Sachs, Titan Company Ltd, Wipro, and Axis Bank.
“Every management student wants to interact with industry stalwarts to learn from their experiences. The tournament gave us an opportunity to do this with experts from a range of industries,” says Abhyudaya Ranglani, a student who was one of the volunteers for the tournament.
Himanshu Chugh, another first-year student, says, “The environment at a golf course is very similar to that of a corporate boardroom. You have to take informed decisions, brainstorm on crucial issues and anticipate the consequences your decisions.”