HEC Students Mentor for Bharat Relief
Meet Pavni Kansal, Sunny Soni and Sumiran Mittal, three CEMSies from the HEC MiM 2021 Cohort who are making a difference. Inspired by the devastating situation in India right now, they felt compelled to take action. "In India, people are not dying of COVID but from the lack of access to healthcare to cure from it," says Pavni. They took this opportunity to leverage their network and community to raise funding to help COVID-sick people recover.
"We are doing an initiative to offer our career counselling and mentoring services to potential and aspiring students to aid their decision-making on Masters and career roles in the future. For this, we are willing to schedule a 20 min call One-on-One with the candidate in consideration a small donation to the COVID Relief India Fund and show us a screenshot before the call," says Pavni.
This project is currently piloted for two weeks but will go on to raise aid and awareness to as the situation continues to deteriorate in India. "We will 90% sure we will be extending our services beyond the two weeks. Currently, we are targeting to at least schedule 50 calls in total."
Kansal, Soni and Mittal met a fellow students on campus at HEC's Grande Ecole in 2018. Pavni and Sunny are campus ambassadors for HEC Paris and regularly mentor students on UniBuddy as well.
"Now we see the emergency in India and want to put our mentoring skills to use."
When asked about her long-term ambitions in the career counseling space, Kansal says, "Personally, I would want to create a long-term impact in the mentoring space through my exposure and knowledge to help students reach their dreams and guide them well. However, this project is for social impact only and relevant to the COVID-crisis that India is facing, as we speak."