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You Are The Architect of Your Career

How do you describe your journey at FIIB and beyond

“I started my MBA journey with high aspirations for my future, and FIIB gave me the right platform to grow. I wanted to make sure that the 2 years, I spent at FIIB are enriching as I grab every opportunity to become a better manager that came my way. I was the co-head for two student clubs at FIIB, one of which is Cue – The public speaking club. When I joined college, I was very shy and had problems with public speaking, which is why I took upon the challenge of heading the public speaking club. I made sure to participate in all co-curricular activities that groomed me for my future career. I have interned with companies like Aditya Birla, Axis Bank, and Paper Boat etc, and by the end of the 2 years, I was awarded the R K Shrivastava Allrounder award, got 2 placement opportunities, was the co-organizer for the first ever TEDxFIIB. I saw myself transform from a shy kid to a confident person, thanks to both my faculty and the opportunities at FIIB.”


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

“I have chosen Marketing as my specialization as I am passionate about various marketing strategies, and the reasons behind consumer behavior. I got my campus placement from Berger Paints as a Sales Officer, although I enjoyed the field interactions with B2B clients, I have always felt that I could do much better if I worked in Digital marketing. I used to blog during my college days and had also done a Digital Marketing certification from Google which helped later to switch my profession. Later, I joined Vivo in their Digital team and have been happily working there so far. In fact, I am also in the run for best employee of the year. This decision hasn’t been easy, but it was only possible as I learned persistence and flexibility at FIIB. “

“…FIIB has given me so much, and I am sure it keeps on giving to students like me year after year!”

How do you feel coming back to FIIB?

“I have always felt home at FIIB, I couldn’t attend the second version of TEDxFIIB but when I came here and heard from people about the brilliant speakers, TEDxFIIB hosted this year, I feel proud that I was a key part in starting the TED tradition at FIIB. I miss the fun times I had here, some of my fondest memories are getting B-Involved badges level after level from prof. Kirti and exploring Delhi with my Sam M. Walton College of Business counterparts during the acculturation program at FIIB. I came here to meet my faculty and say thanks for shaping me into what I am today. FIIB has given me so much, and I am sure it keeps on giving to students like me year after year!”

“FIIB gives you creative spaces to think, especially the library and reading room, go ahead, dive into that Harvard Business Review or take that online course that will give you an extra edge”

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

“In addition to the classes you talk, you should also work on developing your personal and professional fronts. Be curious, explore things that scare you. If you feel a big challenge – that statistics test or that public speaking presentation is something you can never do, go ahead and still do it. Fail, but learn, and then succeed. FIIB gives you creative spaces to think, especially the library and reading room, go ahead, dive into that Harvard Business Review or take that online course that will give you an extra edge. Build your industry connect, rev up your LinkedIn, you’ll soon be where you want to be! ”