As a part of Alumni Interaction Sessions, KLS IMER invited Mrs. Candida Halgekar
from Batch 2006-08, who is currently associated with Accenture as HR Talent Strategist-Inclusion and
Diversity on Saturday, 23rd July 2022. She has 12 years of experience in the field of Human Resource
Mrs. Candida shared her MBA journey from campus to corporate life, with
students and said it’s important to have goal and be passionate about what one wants to achieve in life.
She emphasized on various skills such as time management, communication skills, people management,
networking etc. that industry expects from MBA fresher. She also said it’s important to takeout time
for hobbies and identify support system to keep oneself engaged with creative activities.
Candida spoke on importance Inclusion and Diversity at workplace and her role
at Accenture to make employees belonging to PwD (Persons with Disability), Women and LGBTQ community feel
comfortable and accepted at the workplace. She educated students about new age HR roles and how to prepare
themselves for the same.
Prof. Rahul Mailcontractor, Coordinator-Alumni Relations and Dr. Shailaja
Hiremath-Faculty-HR coordinated the session. Dr. Arif Shaikh welcomed the gathering and spoke on
importance of Alumni connect.