Robin Singh Garewal
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn”. – Alvin Tofler
Robin was recently hired as Assistant Professor Practice at his alma-mater: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Robin comes with more than 15 years of professional experience in Strategic Sales and International Marketing where he played a keen role in Franchising, Strategic Sales & Marketing Management, Innovation, New Product Design & Development. Robin has been on a leadership position for over 10 years and has nurtured several young managers. Having worked in four different countries, Robin gained immense knowledge of cross-culture and business dynamics. He is a member of AICPA, SoFiE (Society of Financial Econometrics).
He is in the Board of Advisors with Pratap Education Trust, Ludhiana, Punjab, India and has been closely associated with institutions Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi, India; Army Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida, India; JK Business School, Gurgaon, Haryana, India; Dayananda Institute of Management, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
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“Robin you are gifted with high intellect and enthusiasm. It was an opportunity for our students to get mentored by you. You have made it sure that classes are always interesting. Good luck to you !!” Payal Mandal, Sr.Manager Training & Placement , Dayananda Sagar Institutions.
“Robin has been a wonderful teacher who resonates well with the business school students in their learning endeavours. His mentorship like approach is student friendly. “ Prof. Sanjiv Marwah, PhD| Director | J K Business School
I believe that the role of a teacher is that of pedagogue where one must motivate, encourage, and introduce students to seek new knowledge and become aware of how theories and concepts learned in the classroom apply to everyday practice around them. The teachers have inspired in my life, those who had presented the subject matter in ways that made the topic interesting, enjoyable and above all provoked curiosity. These people eventually became my role models, and their styles have influenced my personal approach to teaching.
One of the most rewarding aspects of instructing or teaching students, whether in the classroom, online through web applications, is imparting knowledge and makes them vehement to the student with the same passion for reading and learning that I possess myself. As a tutor, guest lecturer, trainer or instructor for various undergraduate and graduate student of various B Schools I have taught, I usually ask my students questions to challenge them to think. I encourage them to figure out concepts for themselves. I have found it to be helpful to initiate a discussion between students to compare and contrast between their answers for the question that has been asked. Once they have figured the right answer out (and why that one is correct), I move on to the next question and concept, which follows directly from their previous response. I have found this approach very helpful in building stepwise rational thinking, decision-making, and collaborative learning. I often ask my students to devise model to test a given hypothesis. This task fosters critical thinking, analytical skill, problem solving and application of theoretical knowledge to solve practical problems. I do believe that one of the best ways of learning is doing, and especially doing it in a group scenario because in the real world, and professional contexts individuals work in teams. Teaching at the university level is an exciting prospect for me. It not only helps me to disseminate whatever I have learned in the course of my academic career but also is a way for me to give back to the society. I would be very interested in teaching a wide range of courses from introductory courses to senior level advanced graduate courses. In particular, I would love to teach the basic concepts of business management, marketing, finance and differentiation strategies, which are the most important aspect of the corporate world and one of the reasons to succeed.
To summarize, as a teacher, my role is to facilitate my students to be able to ask questions, think deeply, analyze logically and to find out ways to answer those questions. I want to inculcate in them the concept of three A’s (Ask, Analyze, Answer) to help them become individuals with active problem solving and decision-making skills, which are necessary ingredients not only in the field of management but almost every conceivable aspect of life.