Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Sound track
A career in music technology rocks with opportunities in sound recording, mixing, editing and dubbing, writes Usha Albuquerque
oes a career that offers you the opportunity to study and experiment with various elements of sound and music appeal to you? Liking music is really not enough. You need to be passionate about itóa passion that does not tire you from sitting for nine, 10 or even more hours in a studio, surrounded by music amplifiers, recorders, cassettes and CDs. That is what sound engineering or music technology is all about. A career in music technology often begins as a hobby, playing the guitar or drums or any other musical instrument. You may have worked on live shows in college or found yourself tapping the night away DJ-ing at a local discotheque, or even at a friendís party.

Sandeep Joshi

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Etiquette training an advantage in job hunting
Hanah Cho
hake a job recruiter's or client's hand with a firm grip and maintain eye contact. Write an e-mail like a business correspondence and not as a text message to friends. Wait until the host begins eating before picking up a fork. These tips sound like lessons out of charm school. But college students are signing up for etiquette instruction with more frequency because a growing number of schools are providing the training to better prepare their graduates for the workplace.

Bits & bytes
Course on global entrepreneurship for budding managers

he Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, recently announced its tie-up with San Diego State University College of Business Administration (SDSU CBA) for an MBA programme in Global Entrepreneurship. The emphasis will be on integration of global businesses and cultural learnings and the need to educate managers who are conducting business internationally. This innovative degree takes students around the world to four different countries as they study in a one-year, comprehensive programme that shows them in a hands-on environment how international business is conducted, according to a Press release.

US firm comes calling
Call centre staff will get to hear lessons on work ethics 
Arvinder Kaur
Laxity at work and lack of responsibility have often been cited as major drawbacks of call centre workers here, but now an Indian-American plans to teach BPO employees a thing or two about work ethics and delivering quality. Payal Tak, CEO of Telesis Corporation a US-based company providing information technology (IT) services to the Federal Government, plans to start academic courses for call centre employees in association with the University of Maryland and the Indraprastha University in New Delhi. "India boasts of the youngest workforce in the world, but little is being realised that most of them are just school passouts, who have no specialisation, no training on work ethics or delivering quality," says Tak, who was here as part of the US trade mission.

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