Vivek is our International Alumni Ambassador for Kolkata, India and is currently a Director for Pinnacle International. We caught up with Vivek to hear about his time in Cardiff Met (UWIC) and see what he has planned as the Ambassador.
1. What made you choose UWIC?
UWIC became the choice since I was looking for a University offering a unique opportunity for a world-class business degree combined with a great location & students from diversified communities.
2. What made you volunteer for the role?
It was a privilege to be instantly accepted giving me the opportunity of networking and to share among them the warmth which can easily propel one into being in touch with your alumni.
3. What plans do you have for UWIC Alumni living in India?
As could be obvious the same shall include increased awareness for programmes as Social/networking, get-to-know your fellows, felicitation of faculty &/or sharing alumni’s achievement events which can be organised at different levels ranging from a simple coffee to dinner social welfare, sport activity participation programs amongst others.
4 Have you done anything like this before?
Yes which includes organising of and participation in several events of social welfare organisations and clubs on a very regular basis jointly with school & college friends.
4. What are your hobbies and interests?
Golf, travel, photography are my favourite activities apart from my work of course.
5. Are you still using the skills gained during you UWIC degree?
Yes since the same was the very purpose of such learning. As many of my co students may also feel the skills gained during the UWIC days enabled one to be more open minded in pursuing newer opportunities and ambience to the extent of strengthening me to even walk up to a stranger or to approach a new situation not faced earlier. The EDUCATION while the DEGREE too helps me a lot, gets me to understand, forecasts, do market research, marketing and planning and lots more easily.