The golden years of college are famed for the freedom that comes with them. The freedom to live as you please, do as you please. Many don’t really fully understand this freedom, conditioned into thinking that one must do only as instructed, nothing more, nothing less. Then again, there are some who venture out into the unknown, from championing a social cause and creating awareness about it, to finding a business solution to existing world problems. These are people who realize that time is a commodity which when utilized wisely, can create a difference. These are everyday people who attend college just like everyone else, but are also slowly, steadily creating tangible value through passion and innovation. These are a sample of the kind of people that belong to the Kairos community, and if you identified with any of the above qualities, then we invite you to apply to become a Kairos Global Fellow.Started in 2008 by an undergraduate at the Wharton School of Business, Kairos Society now runs programs at over 40 top universities in 14 countries, including schools throughout China, India, Latin America and Europe. The main goal of the organization is to provide a support structure to those aspiring to start-up while in college, as this kind of guidance generally does not exist in universities. By arranging to have mentors, industry experts, conferences where Kairos Fellows interact with each other as well as prominent global personalities, Kairos has churned out many a success story. In 2011, the Kairos Global Summit took place at the New York Stock Exchange and the UN headquarters, giving the Fellows a rare opportunity to present their startups on the global stage.
Kairos sees India as a driving force in the present and future global business scenario, and is keen to work with those who will shape the Indian growth story going ahead – You. The call for applications for the next round of fellowships for 2011-12 is already out. The basic criterion to be fulfilled is that you must be enrolled in a full-time degree course in an Indian university. Over and above that, we want to know your story – why you belong at Kairos. You can access the application form at http://bit.ly/oEdgx0. The deadline for applications is EOD, 21 October 2011.
To know more about Kairos, take a look at: http://slidesha.re/p6BuQF. For more details, visit http://kairossociety.org/ and the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/kairosindia. You may also stay connected by following the Twitter handle - @KairosSocIndia. Any further queries can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org