Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: Any student can scale great heights with proper networking, mentoring, learning etiquettes and honing communication skills irrespective of nature of his or her background, United-States based Bank of America Senior Vice-President Kaza Ramesh has said.

Addressing third and final year students of Vignan’s Engineering College here on Friday, he narrated his own experience and the efforts he had to make to make a mark in the competitive world outside.

There was no alternative to rigid determination and hard work, he opined and said hailing from a modest background with schooling in Telugu medium, he had the courage to take the responsibility for Rs.750 crore spent on corporate staff of banking operations.

“I was no different from any one of you sitting here, not very much comfortable to share their ideas with their fellow students, teachers etc. I turned the tables on fear once I could identify the gaps in my armour to reach the goal,” Mr. Ramesh explained.

He advised the students to be in touch with their seniors who recently passed out from the college and were placed somewhere in the industry. One should know industrial practices and skill sets required in the field conditions.

If they acquired those skills while on the campus, the knowledge facilitates a better planning and makes the student industry ready from the day they graduated, was his advice. College Principal Vasudeva Rao advised the students to take a leaf out of Mr. Ramesh’s experience.

The dean and head of Electrical Engineering Department Kesava Rao and Radha Krishnamurthy were among those present at the guest lecture.