Do you remember the days when you barely had any time to sleep because of the crazy work load?
When I was in the first year of my college, I was a volunteer for the Marketing Department. I did not opt for any post of responsibility just so that I could experience and enjoy the days of the festival thoroughly.
The preparation for the festival starts almost six months prior to the fest.
Marketing is the heart of every fest and it is not an easy job convincing someone to sponsor you.
Marketing helped me learn how to convince and communicate to prospects. It was a full day job. All of us from the department used to sit tall day trying to lock a sponsor.
My college fest called Meterdown was a management fest that taught all the participants, the importance of learning how to function in a corporate. It showed us how organisations function in the real world.
There were fourteen departments, from logistics to cultural to hospitality and many more.
Since it was my first year of ever participating in a fest, it was a completely new experience for me.
Working together with the same people for almost six months will make you close.
The days leading to the final day were daunting.
Everyone was worried because of the amount of pending work. Everyday meetings and working till you are completely exhausted was how we spent out six months.
Then came the final day. The day we worked so hard for. It was a two day fest, where I was in charge of taking care of the sponsors along with my friends.
It was probably the best two days of my college life because there was this of excitement in the air. We all felt like we belonged and that we were a part of something.
Everyone including the volunteers, heads or the top committee, felt like they were a part of this enormous family.
I can safely say that I made some friends for life by being part of this endeavour.
For people who do not like taking part in college festivals, I highly suggest that you do. It will not only improve your skills but help you meet people, socialise and you will end up having the time of your life. I will always be thankful for the experience and opportunity I got.