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Focus on one thing, make sure you get it!

Why did you choose a career in Analytics? Describe your journey

“I have always been a straightforward person, I knew my strengths and I wanted to build a career that was in line with them. I am an extrovert and confident, these characteristics helped me be in the centre of every opportunity at FIIB. Soon, I realized that I’m really good at analytics and decided then that I’ll pursue a career in it. I have aced the interviews of two campus placements one in E&Y and one in S&P Global. I joined S&P Global as it suited my requirements for work-life balance and flexi timings. Later, I also got to experience several new responsibilities and things to learn at my job. Moreover, I’m on a career path that I absolutely wanted. This made me realize that with hard work one can definitely achieve their dream role.

What were your expectations from your career, did they differ from reality?

“Like I mentioned, I knew my priorities, being of an analytical mindset, I calculated that to excel in career, one needs to have a) clarity of the career path they want to pursue (even if initially it means to dabble in to everything to match interests and strengths) b) a list of priorities when it comes to work and life. This differs from person to person and doesn’t mean being choosy though. It just means you know what to focus on. I applied this formula when I was starting out my career, of course it meant making tough choices sometimes, being hard on myself to push my boundaries, being patient for the right opportunity to come along, and being utterly and completely prepared for it. Being prepared helped; I could grab every opportunity that was heading my way, grew in my career, and am on a trajectory that I know is going to take me higher. I won’t say everything turned out exactly how I wanted but even when there were tough responsibilities in my job, I never backed down, and I think that’s something which made me what I am. “

“…The times that I spent learning new stuff, discovering my strengths through extracurricular activities, and preparing for my career is something I’ll always cherish”

What fond memories did your visit to FIIB awaken?

“I met the love of my life at FIIB, we’re getting married very soon and we both wanted to visit the place which shaped us as individuals both in personal and professional lives. I am in touch with some of the faculty who were crucial to my career success, I will always be indebted to them. The times that I spent learning new stuff, discovering my strengths through extracurricular activities, and preparing for my career is something I’ll always cherish.”

“The career tracks at FIIB will help you; make the most of the track specific training!”

What advice would you offer to students who take #NoHypeMBA at FIIB?

“Focus on one thing and move heaven and earth to make it possible. Don’t run after designation, rather think of your specialization. Think what job role suits you the best. Research the job roles of your domain, understand the employers’ expectations and be prepared for them. The career tracks at FIIB will help you; make the most of the track specific training. Best of luck for your future!”