Hundreds have played Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders around the world – and we like to check in with people. In this installment of our series of conversations, Carmen spoke to Adity Tripathi who played the game at the London College of Communication as part of the MA in Public Relations.
Carmen: Tell me a bit more about yourself
I’ve been living in London for about a year. I came here from New Delhi in order to do a Master’s degree in Public Relations.
Right now I’m working on my dissertation. It is on the topic of Male Gaze, something the feminist film critic Laura Mulvey identified her 1975 essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema“. I’m exploring how it still applies today – well beyond cinema. If you have something interesting to add on that, do reach out.
Carmen: Interesting work Adity. Now, you played Corporate Snakes & Career Ladders – how did you find it?
Adity: It was a unique experience – and a lot of fun. We were 5-6 people and it was like game grew up with us, and us with it. We learnt a lot as a group.
Carmen: What was the main take-away for you?
Adity: We had to make lots of decisions. Your decisions individually, and as a team, directly impact the result. It isn’t always about following the text-book approach so to speak. You really have to collaborate with the others on the team.
Carmen: Would you play it again?
Adity: Definitively. In addition to have fun and learning, you’ll also make connections – who knows, maybe even a future colleague or mentor!
Carmen: What’s next for you?
Graduation – and then I’ll be searching for a job. If you have ideas / opportunities, do contact me.
And if you’d like to try the game: see if it is right for you. We feature on the curriculum for Adity’s course.
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