As our country battles the second wave of the pandemic caused by the deadly Coronavirus, many professionals have lost their jobs and some roles have been died out, which has led to demotivated, depressed and helpless professionals. With the objective of instilling hope, updating professional skills, and learning new courses to transform their roles, Edtech Board Infinity has launched a campaign #TakeChargewithBI, and associated with many business leaders across India to offer pro-bono career coaching sessions and career guidance to students and working professionals affected by the pandemic. Board Infinity will offer 1:1 coaching session of one’s choice with an industry expert at a nominal fee of Rs. 50, proceeds of which will be donated towards COVID Relief Fund.
Board Infinity has again taken a responsibility to continue the learning process making it extremely reasonable for the professionals who may have either lost their jobs or have faced a salary cut during the pandemic. The campaign #TakeChargewithBI aspires to instil hope in learners by communicating that while they might not be able to control everything around them during these uncertain times, the presence of a mentor can help them cope and make better career decisions. On Board Infinity platform, a learner or professional will be able to opt for any live 1:1 coaching session of their choice with an industry mentor. Whether it’s career advice, mock interviews, resume review or upskilling/reskilling in data science, digital marketing, product management & more, one can connect with distinguished coaches on the platform.
Mentors such as Sandeep Kumar Paul, Data Science Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Anand Kulkarni, President at Yes Bank, Ruble Joseph, Vice President at eClerx Anurag Mukherjee, Data Science Consultant at EXL, Amar Sane, Senior VP at HDFC Life, Ashish Anand, Performance Marketing Director at Oyo, Nipun Batra, Management Consultant at Accenture, Honey Bohare, Senior Consultant at Deloitte, Sonal Sapale, Ex-Senior Consultant at KMPG are part of the platform.
One of the coaches, 40 under 40 Data Scientist and Vice President at eClerx, Ruble Joseph says, ” Now more than ever it’s time to support the learner community and provide them with the guidance and essential skills to beat the unemployment pandemic”.
Abhay Gupta, Co-founder & COO, Board Infinity says, “These are highly unprecedented times, and we as an organization have to come forward in whatever capacity to help our country fight the pandemic and other insecurities that are plaguing us, one of them being job losses”.
For the period of the #TakeChargewithBI campaign, the online education platform has slashed the price of all their live 1:1 coaching sessions from INR 1000 to a nominal amount of INR 50 (limited period offer). While all the sessions are priced at just Rs.50, one can opt to generously contribute more if they liked the session. All the proceeds from this initiative will be donated to the Covid Relief Fund.
“I wasn’t able to crack any placement interviews. I wasn’t sure where I was lagging so I took this mock interview 1-on-1 class with Coach Animesh Prasad, an IIM alumnus who works at Flipkart as a Senior Product Manager. His guidance helped me identify the problems and finally, I was able to get a job!” says Ankit, a learner at Board Infinity.