One of the chief constituents in determining success of a management student hovers around his/ her ability to transcend academic learning to secure a promising placement. Undoubtedly, this has remained a consideration for every student since the moment he decides to venture into a management program. Abiding by this rationale, IILM has maintained a reputation of providing an incubator to address such need of young, aspiring minds by providing a platform to learn & grow.
Thanks to the commendable efforts of college management, the objective of conducting a Sectoral Talk for the benefit of students was adequately achieved. Renowned representatives of different companies from varied background discussed about their respective sectors in detail during the week which was organized between 24th August 2017 and 26th August 2017. Students, on the other hand, contributed significantly by actively participating in all the sessions. It was mesmerizing to see the enthusiasm in future managers who were eager to learn about opportunities from noteworthy speakers. Some beneficial excerpts and takeaways are discussed as under:
- Orient Craft, represented by Mr. Paramjeet Lambha
The company is known to have state of art production facilities. Representing one of India’s best garment manufacturers, Mr. Lambha narrated about the robustness and efficiency level that have helped the company sustain its peak position. He also affirmed that every employee associated with Orient Craft could be rest assured of an exciting career.
- BlackRock, represented by Mr. Nikhil Ladha
It would be a redundant effort to introduce BlackRock as it is one of the most premier asset management companies across the globe. Students keen upon building career in Finance were excited to learn about the intricacies of the sector. Mr. Ladha, who is Amity Business School alumni talked about the kinds of skill sets required to thrive in the Financial sector and explained the various job profiles that one can fit in depending upon the knowledge & interest.
- Shuttl, represented by Mr. Nischal Mittal
A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Mr. Mittal enriched the audience with amazing concept that his organization functions on. The company was founded to resolve the issue of overcrowding & over pricing in public transportation such as cabs & metros. Talking about different verticals of his company, he explained how different it is to work in a startup. Besides this, he also discussed about the several engagement opportunities for management graduates in Shuttl. He concluded his session by stating that his company is determined to expand its operations in near future by adopting cleaner & greener ways.
- HT Media, represented by Mr. Prateek Mehta
Representing almost a 100 years old organization, Mr. Mehta engaged the students as he spoke about the very prevalent Media & Advertising sector. An MBA from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, he shared his experiences of being associated with the industry. According to him, Advertising possesses immense power & capabilities to capture the minds of target audience. To support this, he stressed on the example of NEXA showrooms that Maruti has come up with to showcase its premium segment cars. He finally emphasized on the career opportunities that digital marketing promises in the coming times.
- Resonance Consulting, represented by Mr. Rajeev Shukla
Mr. Shukla was effective in moving the audience with his insights on advertising industry. He described Advertising as “branding & communication”. He was extremely optimistic about this industry as he touched upon the nitty gritty of the same. During his session, he also apprised about ways to get into the industry and the type of skill sets that can help one prosper. At the end, he managed to persuade the audience with his strong words and made everyone think differently.
- BMW, represented by Mrs. Ssonya Singh
After learning about the technicalities of various sectors, it was time to reflect upon the thoughts of a speaker who requested to have a candid session. Mrs. Singh has been associated with BMW for quite a while and happily explained how company is open to adopt changes. She also explained that the company aims to beat Mercedes and gain the number 1 position over a time horizon of one year. She suggested that it is very important to have a clear set of goals and a strong will implement them to achieve our dream. Only after knowing ourselves can we do our jobs with integrity.
In the nutshell, the street-smart representatives from diverse companies were successful in creating an aura of learning that intrigued the students to broaden their horizons of various sectors. The week proved fruitful for both, under graduates & graduate students who benefited by understanding the practical requirements of their dream jobs. It is thus important to mold one’s outlook and have a tunnel vision because in the present time, companies don’t look for the best people but the right people.