The Apprentice – Revels’15
Revels has always intended to incorporate events of a distinactive nature into its realm therein surpassing mere notations of its yearly existence. The second round of ‘The Apprentice’ saw the event inflate from its preliminary quiz round to that of a commerce attributed affair. Having successfully lapsed into the next round, the seven teams approached their designated desks and awaited further instructions with tainted breath.
The supposed team event segregated team members into an allocation of administrative heads and management heads. The administrative heads were furnished with a corporate dilemma each and were required to troubleshoot it before the esteemed judges. The allotted concerns fluctuated from overbooking mishaps and infuriated customers to fraudulent employees possessing unauthenticated diplomas. Next, the management heads were requested to occupy the dais and proceeded to engage in an intrinsic management meeting. The agenda of the assembly was employing a reservation quota for women in order to help them secure work posts of higher stature. While one participant made a paltry argument in support of the subject, an unexpected majority of the panel -inclusive of the woman aboard it- were against the matter at hand. “Women are indeed the psychologically superior gender. I believe that they possess exceptional skills and are fully capable of seizing opportunities. They are not in need of handouts” says Mr. Shubhankar Menon, a second year undergraduate of VIT who also agrees that the event in particular left him inspired with its interactive discussions and varied motions.
As its second round came to an end with an applause of gratification, the event had accomplished much more than what was expected of it. It attempted to spur the innate sense of ‘problem solving’ that a slim few are capable of, while coherently bringing matters of grave concern to light. Surely the next round promises even better prospects of heightening one’s entrepreneurial instincts.