One rainy day in June when we visited a design school in Bangalore, little did the NICC students realize their future was about to change dramatically.Young, bright and confident, these design students with big dreams are regularly wooed and taken away by the top brands during campus interviews. However, these are no ordinary students who can be tempted with big names and fat checks, these guys know exactly what they want out of life. How did this happen?
Pepper Square team opened up the possibilities on choosing the right career for NICC students. This was made possible through a design workshop that opened fresh perspectives kindling the inner urge to excel and make a life changing career decision rather than take up a mundane job in a big multinational.
The students participated in one of a kind Design Thinking Workshop involving sensory perception, confidence building and career path definition. The workshop is 3 hours long, and making the 20-something mobile natives participate and focus is not an easy task.
But at the end of the workshop, the students were transformed and ready to make a difference by making the right career decisions, not based on rat race but with respect to their individual talent and commitment to growth.
Pepper Square philosophy is to hire people when we don’t need them. We have been following this approach for the last 13 years. We look for people with zeal and an innate desire to learn instead of merely assessing their academic reports. We don’t believe in boring interviews but engage in meaningful conversations that foster human connect and delve into the socio-psychological aspects of career growth.
Working at Pepper Square is not about building a career but a personal awakening that stimulates creative thinking because what India needs currently is not hyped up quick fixes but simple creative solutions that make a real difference to people’s lives.