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Mar
22

Internship at at Birla Sun Life Insurance

For any MBA student, the interim internship is one of the most crucial aspects as it teaches us how the industry works from a first-hand view. For most of us, this might be the first glance into the corporate world. An internship is usually seen as one’s ability to work in a specific function under proper guidance from a mentor in the firm.

When I joined the Fortune Institute of International Business, the first thing I noticed was the previous marks on the notice board regarding their CIP reports. At that point, I did not realize what an important role the experience and the skills I would learn in the 3 months’ internship would play.

When the process started, I was nervous about whether I will get a good company or not. But thankfully, I got through the Birla Sun life’s interview and got selected. I was informed that the work would mostly revolve around portfolio management. As an Investment banking aspirant, the knowledge that I would acquire and the skills that I would develop in this role would help me immensely in the future.

One of the things I have heard most about Birla is their brilliant and helpful work culture which is something I would like to be a part of. Since this would be my first ever “job”, I am mostly excited to be given some real responsibilities other than the house chores I am used to. I am also excited for the training which would revolve around how analysis is done and decipher the best instruments to invest it. On top of that, I am eager to find out how the work is carried out in these large financial institutions. I do however hope that I get a nice workspace which is free from disturbances and also allows me a space for creativity.

I do have to mention that I detest wearing formals and would prefer to be in pajamas all day. So, I do have a bitter thought in my mind regarding that but it is a most welcome change. I do have apprehension regarding my travel route and the timings but I am willing to work through those. Not to forget, I would prefer to see familiar faces around me but I have realized that I cannot have my way everywhere.

Internship at Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited

Aishwarya Bajpayee

Class of  2018