The wonderful journey of Adam Pervez – traveller, volunteer, writer (and MBA grad from IE Business School, Spain)

Team InsideIIM is delighted to do an interview with Adam Pervez (website – HappinessPlunge.com).

Until 18 months ago, his career followed a brilliant and predictable trajectory. The steady accumulation of academic and professional accolades began with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Ohio State. A passion for travel and international experiences led him to take up a job with Schlumberger, travelling the world as a field engineer. He then took an MBA from the IE Business School in Madrid, (ranked in the top ten on a three year basis in the FT MBA Rankings till 2013). The parallels with any IIT-IIM graduates and our engineer-MBAs here are almost uncanny.

Post MBA, he decided to make amends for his involvement in an industry that caused irrevocable harm to the environment. That meant taking up a job with Siemens Wind Power, in one of the best places to live on earth – Denmark. But this was not fulfilling enough, and so he took the plunge. By doing something that few B school graduates would dare replicate. He jettisoned his job, and with it a six figure pay check, to travel the world and make a difference. And that is how the Happiness Plunge and the Happy Nomad Tour was born.

Adam has been touring and volunteering around the world (“voluntouring”, as he puts it) over the last 18 months. He writes regularly for the Huffington Post. He has also written for The Economist and been featured on BusinessWeek. Following are the excerpts of our interview.

[Update: If this story has inspired you, you may want to read about Adam’s Crazy Hair FundRaiser for kids with cancer]

 

Adam taking the plunge (literally)

Tell us about your journey so far – how your perspectives have changed through the years. 

Wow, my journey so far. It’s been the experience of a lifetime. It has awakened me to so much so quickly. It’s like a crash course in humanity and empathy as I choose to experience things my privilege of being born in the West protects me from.My perspectives have changed a lot. Before this trip I thought poor people were happier since their lives were simpler. In some ways this is true, but in many respects it was a very naive assumption. I’ve seen the stark difference between rural and urban poor, and the stark difference between the financial poverty that plagues the developing world and the mental poverty that plagues the developed world.One example relates back to my MBA. There we talked about “the fortune at the bottom of the pyramid.” It’s true. There’s a lot of money to be made from those earning less than $2 per day across the world. Living at the bottom of the pyramid allowed me to see how this often amounts to exploitation.At the bottom of the pyramid you can’t buy in bulk and have to buy everything in small packets. In Honduras I did some math comparing how much the same volume of shampoo costs in poor Honduras and rich USA. In the end, a 750ml bottle of Pantene shampoo costs $6.99 in the USA and the same shampoo costs $12 in Honduras. From this I started a series on my website called “Que Caro Es Ser Pobre” or “How Expensive It Is To Be Poor” after seeing a sticker bearing this logo at an organization I volunteered at in Guatemala. That it’s expensive to be poor and that it’s so hard to break out of the poverty cycle is something I couldn’t have fully appreciated had I not undertaken this journey.At the same time, I’ve met people randomly and through my volunteering experiences that can only be described as full-fledged heroes. They operate in the shadows, attracting less than a millionth of a percent of the interest of Paris Hilton or Amitabh Bachchan. But these heroes do the heavy lifting the rest of us avoid or ignore and make the world a better place.

Occupation: Happiness Pursuer

Tell us more about the Happiness Plunge and the Happy Nomad Tour. How have you been occupied over the last 18 months?

The Happiness Plunge is the phrase I came up with summarizing the process I went through to identify my passions and then go after my dreams. I called it a plunge because I pictured myself standing at the edge of a cliff about to “take the plunge” with no bungee cord or parachute or undo option. I only had the faith in myself and the planning I had done to make the most of my journey into happiness.The Happy Nomad is what I came up with after identifying my passions of traveling, writing, helping others, teaching, learning, and telling stories. I’m truly happy and I’m truly a nomad. It fits (smiles). I started my trip in Mexico, went south through Central America and South America by bus (apart from the Panama to Colombia crossing since there are no roads between the two countries). I then moved to Southeast Asia, then Nepal, and now India. I volunteer in some way with the goal of leaving each place I visit better than how I found it.Between the volunteering, traveling, writing, reading, photo editing, and long journeys by every form of transportation you can think of, there is never a dull moment. But even when there are, like on 30 hour train rides from Bokaro Steel City to Hyderabad, I use the time to contemplate and process all the things I am experiencing. I don’t fear idle time the way I used to when I had a “normal” life.

Macaw Mountain Bird Park, Honduras
Solar Panels In Honduras – Teaching Indigenous Villagers How To Set Up Solar System (Echoes of Swades!)
Building a solar panel system in Honduras – Engineering skills come in handy

What were your motivations – what made you quit a high-paying dream job (in most people’s minds at least) in favour of the Happy Nomad Tour?

Yes, working in wind power in Denmark truly was a dream come true. I was atoning for my sins committed previously in the oil industry and I was living in a truly amazing place (apart from the weather). Each phase of my life got a bit better, from college to the Middle East where I got to start my life as a semi-Nomad and traveler, the Middle East to Spain for business school where I got to learn so much and meet so many amazing people, and then from Spain to Denmark where I got to live in a place with one of the highest qualities of life in the world.I was getting closer to where I wanted to be at each big change, but I could also see that although each change seems so big, at my pace of change I knew I’d never get where I wanted to be in this lifetime. Taking the plunge was a shortcut to get me on the fast track to giving myself a fighting chance at reaching my full potential in life. Other motivations were that I knew as a 28-year-old single guy, it was now or never back in 2011. Life often just seems to get more complicated as you get older, so it was best to take the shortcut then when healthy and with no baggage. I also realized, after lots of internal deliberation trying to figure out what was wrongwith me, that nothing was wrong with me. I just wanted something different out of life, and if I didn’t go after it now I might never get the chance.Other motivations were freedom, living life on my terms, pursuing my passions, learning as much as I could, doing my best to make the world a better place with my own hands, and the desire to understand my fellow man better through experience.


Adam is in India right now, and this interview will be continued. You can find him on Facebook here, and on twitter here

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Which Are The Dream Companies On Top Business School Campuses? – InsideIIM Recruitment Survey 2016 – Part 12

We conclude our Recruitment Survey Results with the announcement of this year’s list of Dream Companies. These companies have been declared by Aspirants, Business School Students and Alumni as their Dream companies across all sectors, functions and locations. We asked all three categories of respondents to name their top 5 Dream companies. They were asked to type the names of companies and no list was provided to choose from.

(You can find the previous 11 parts in this series here which cover Marketing, Banking and General Management Lists, other important stats around expected salaries, preferred work cities, Cost of an MBA etc.)

15.1 first year and aspirants 15.2 2nd Years 01 15.3 Post MBA

 

You will not find a big difference in the list when compared to the previous year. In fact, you will see that while positions have changed within the top 10, there is hardly any change over the last 3 years. Check 2014 Data here or check 2012 results here.

Unilever has never dropped out of the top 5 for any respondent category over the last 5 years. Mckinsey & Co. and BCG have rarely dropped out of the top 5 in the last 5 years for any respondent category. TAS, Google, P&G are other names who have never dropped out of top 10.  Amazon, Goldman Sachs and Facebook are very strong names which will figure almost every year. Aditya Birla Group is generally quite strong among the graduating class – probably because of the Young Leader’s Programme. Microsoft, ITC, Mahindra, Deloitte and JPMC are other names which are have been in the top 10 multiple times even if a few of them miss out this year.

Dream companies are brands which are built slowly over the years and a lot of things need to align for this to happen. Only if there is consistently good feedback from alumni, professors, current employees etc. can such a brand positioning be sustained. This is combined with factors like good compensation, a challenging work place and a sustained employer branding outreach programme. While it is not surprising to see international companies feature so prominently in this list, it is heartening to see Indian companies like TAS, ABG and ITC make their presence felt quite strongly against the global behemoths with glamorous brands.

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Celebrating Womanhood On InsideIIM – Miti Vaidya – XLRI Alumna

Women’s day is round the corner, and Team InsideIIM interviewed some women who inspire us.

In the next few days, every day, we will bring you the story of a woman who is out there standing strong and high, carving her way in this tough world. What drives them, what are their opinions about things, and some words of wisdom.

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we raise them.”

In this first article of the series, we start with someone close to home. Miti Vaidya – Miti Vaidya is an alumna of XLRI Jamshedpur (Class of 2011) and has also successfully completed Chartered Accountancy (May 2011). She joined TAS from campus and spent 5 years in various businesses and functions across India and Europe. Now, as part of the core team at InsideIIM – Konversations, she is focusing on new ways to expand offerings in education. She can be found curled up with a book after hours.

What was high school like for you? How did it contribute to your personality/ the person you are right now?

To this day, there are some school friends who refer to me as “Topper”, “Scholar” and such other academic insults. So, it shouldn’t be hard to infer that I was quite the geek in high school. Yes, it’s true that I did well in exams, but I definitely didn’t spend all my time studying (I can picture those same friends smirking). My interests, however, even at that time, weren’t really “cool”. I was obsessed with reading and easily got through the English literature textbook well in advance of the start of the academic year. I also inherited a lot of discipline and structure from my father, but was known for being unexpectedly devilish once in a while.

I guess all of this contributes strongly to the person I am right now. Pretty sure I’m still a geek (I sometimes spend my free time on Lynda or FutureLearn; it’s ok, go on, roll your eyes, I am not offended). Definitely still obsessed with reading. My love for neatness and structure is likely considered borderline OCD by those close to me.

On a serious note, I think all my habits and traits from high school have led me to be a very reliable friend and colleague, albeit a risk-averse one.

 

If money was no object, what would you do all day?

No-brainer question – travel and read, of course.

After a few weeks of this, I would probably get depressed without a productive goal to work towards, so I’d go and find myself a job. Education is my pet sector – I have tremendous faith in its power.

 

What advice would you give to a 5-year-younger you?

Travel more, flirt more and quit that finance job ASAP!

 

Many IIMs and other b-schools award extra points for being a woman. What is your take on that? Do you propagate the concept OR Have you faced any backlash for the same?

When I entered B-School, there were no such points formally awarded to women, so I haven’t faced any backlash. However, personally, I am in favour of this concept. In India, despite all efforts to promote women involvement, I think we are still woefully behind in terms of gender equality. It is important to have more women leaders or role models and one way to do this is by admitting more women into quality higher education. However, I don’t think this is the only solution or even a sustainable one. It only treats the symptoms of the gender equality problem to some extent. The real change can only come if there is a concerted effort to bring about a change in attitude in our homes and workplaces.

 

Name one incident that you encountered where someone told you, you couldn’t do something because you’re a woman.

The fondest memories of my time at Narsee Monjee College are of the B.Com college festival, Umang. Much of my personality shaping happened during my late teens as part of the leadership in this college festival. When I joined the organising committee, the festival had been running annually for a few years, but had never yet had a female Chairperson or a female Vice-Chairperson 3 (which oversaw Technical, Security and Finance departments). No one said out loud that a woman couldn’t hold these posts; it had just never happened. I loved working for Umang, and progressed very quickly in the organising team, with a good chance of becoming the first female Chairperson. I eventually lost by two votes to one of my closest friends, but made up by going on to become Vice-Chairperson 3 in his team. There was scepticism initially, whether a girl would be able to manage the rough external contractors who worked with the Technical department or be able to manage the physical pressures of the Security department. Today, I am proud to say that there have been enough women in this post after me, so whether a woman can do it is no longer a discussion point.

 

If you are out on a date, do you prefer to pay yourself? If you insisted that you want to pay for yourself, how did the other person react?

Quick Supporting Fact – I recently married the guy who I have been with off-and-on for over a decade, so I don’t really have too many “date” data points to rely on. Nevertheless, I am usually happy to split the bill equally; I think it’s the most hassle-free way. My boyfriend was usually happy with that too. Now that we are married, we don’t split each time. But we usually pay alternately and I think it has balanced over time. It definitely helps that neither of us think this is a big deal or something that needs discussion.

 

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InsideIIM Student Team 3.0 – Apply Now!

Since the inception of InsideIIM, it has stood for Quality, Creative, and Relevant Content. In an endeavour to stay true to these pillars, every year, we invite current students at premier b-schools to be a part of InsideIIM Student Team. This enables the students to work on and contribute to a real life business whilst still studying at the b-school.

Our 2015-16 Student Team comprised of students from IIM A, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I and IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here. Our 2016-17 Student Team comprised of students from IIM C, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I, IIM K, IIM L, IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here.

Our student team keeps the content on InsideIIM relevant. They also serve as great guides and mentors to the next crop of students about to enter business schools. The InsideIIM student team is a unique proposition where students get to run an online platform while they are studying. They learn the nuts and bolts of digital marketing, analytics and user behaviour in the online world. Students get immediate feedback about their work based on user behaviour on InsideIIM. Unlike most projects where one gives recommendations and goes away, on InsideIIM the student team is actually involved in the execution.
Tenure of the 3rd Student Team (2nd Year Students) : 15th March 2017 to 15th December 2017.

Note: We are inviting applications for the 3rd Student Team at InsideIIM for the year 2017-18 from students who will graduate in 2018. The last date to send in your applications is 9th March.

Does this proposition excite you? Great! Fill the form below to apply for InsideIIM Student Team 3.0:

 

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– The person should be able to write. One of the toughest skills is to be able to articulate oneself in a structured manner. This automatically means that the person is also a good reader. We are open to hardworking and enthusiastic individuals too who may not be good at either but still contribute by virtue of sheer will power.

– Someone who is well-networked and has a high social media quotient. Are you an influencer?

– Never shies away from doing any level of work to get the desired outcome – Dignity of Labour. It does not mean you need to do anything illegal or immoral.

– Someone who has opinions about many things but uses facts, data and logic to form them.

– Extremely good communication skills.

– Loves data analysis and writing.

– He/She is proud of his/her background, university, business school etc.

If one or more things apply to you, you should definitely apply!

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Since the inception of InsideIIM, it has stood for Quality, Creative, and Relevant Content. In an endeavour to stay true to these pillars, every year, we invite current students at premier b-schools to be a part of InsideIIM Student Team. This enables the students to work on and contribute to a real life business whilst still studying at the b-school.

Our 2015-16 Student Team comprised of students from IIM A, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I and IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here. Our 2016-17 Student Team comprised of students from IIM C, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I, IIM K, IIM L, IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here.

Our student team keeps the content on InsideIIM relevant. They also serve as great guides and mentors to the next crop of students about to enter business schools. The InsideIIM student team is a unique proposition where students get to run an online platform while they are studying. They learn the nuts and bolts of digital marketing, analytics and user behaviour in the online world. Students get immediate feedback about their work based on user behaviour on InsideIIM. Unlike most projects where one gives recommendations and goes away, on InsideIIM the student team is actually involved in the execution.
Tenure of the 3rd Student Team (2nd Year Students) : 15th March 2017 to 15th December 2017.

Note: We are inviting applications for the 3rd Student Team at InsideIIM for the year 2017-18 from students who will graduate in 2018. The last date to send in your applications is 9th March.

Does this proposition excite you? Great! Fill the form below to apply for InsideIIM Student Team 3.0:

 

Who should apply?

– The person should be able to write. One of the toughest skills is to be able to articulate oneself in a structured manner. This automatically means that the person is also a good reader. We are open to hardworking and enthusiastic individuals too who may not be good at either but still contribute by virtue of sheer will power.

– Someone who is well-networked and has a high social media quotient. Are you an influencer?

– Never shies away from doing any level of work to get the desired outcome – Dignity of Labour. It does not mean you need to do anything illegal or immoral.

– Someone who has opinions about many things but uses facts, data and logic to form them.

– Extremely good communication skills.

– Loves data analysis and writing.

– He/She is proud of his/her background, university, business school etc.

If one or more things apply to you, you should definitely apply!

For any queries, please write to heer.shingala@insideiim.comand nidhi.malkan@insideiim.com

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Since the inception of InsideIIM, it has stood for Quality, Creative, and Relevant Content. In an endeavour to stay true to these pillars, every year, we invite current students at premier b-schools to be a part of InsideIIM Student Team. This enables the students to work on and contribute to a real life business whilst still studying at the b-school.

Our 2015-16 Student Team comprised of students from IIM A, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I and IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here. Our 2016-17 Student Team comprised of students from IIM C, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I, IIM K, IIM L, IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here.

Our student team keeps the content on InsideIIM relevant. They also serve as great guides and mentors to the next crop of students about to enter business schools. The InsideIIM student team is a unique proposition where students get to run an online platform while they are studying. They learn the nuts and bolts of digital marketing, analytics and user behaviour in the online world. Students get immediate feedback about their work based on user behaviour on InsideIIM. Unlike most projects where one gives recommendations and goes away, on InsideIIM the student team is actually involved in the execution.
Tenure of the 3rd Student Team (2nd Year Students) : 15th March 2017 to 15th December 2017.

Note: We are inviting applications for the 3rd Student Team at InsideIIM for the year 2017-18 from students who will graduate in 2018. The last date to send in your applications is 9th March.

Does this proposition excite you? Great! Fill the form below to apply for InsideIIM Student Team 3.0:

 

Who should apply?

– The person should be able to write. One of the toughest skills is to be able to articulate oneself in a structured manner. This automatically means that the person is also a good reader. We are open to hardworking and enthusiastic individuals too who may not be good at either but still contribute by virtue of sheer will power.

– Someone who is well-networked and has a high social media quotient. Are you an influencer?

– Never shies away from doing any level of work to get the desired outcome – Dignity of Labour. It does not mean you need to do anything illegal or immoral.

– Someone who has opinions about many things but uses facts, data and logic to form them.

– Extremely good communication skills.

– Loves data analysis and writing.

– He/She is proud of his/her background, university, business school etc.

If one or more things apply to you, you should definitely apply!

For any queries, please write to heer.shingala@insideiim.comand nidhi.malkan@insideiim.com

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Since the inception of InsideIIM, it has stood for Quality, Creative, and Relevant Content. In an endeavour to stay true to these pillars, every year, we invite current students at premier b-schools to be a part of InsideIIM Student Team. This enables the students to work on and contribute to a real life business whilst still studying at the b-school.

Our 2015-16 Student Team comprised of students from IIM A, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I and IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here. Our 2016-17 Student Team comprised of students from IIM C, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I, IIM K, IIM L, IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here.

Our student team keeps the content on InsideIIM relevant. They also serve as great guides and mentors to the next crop of students about to enter business schools. The InsideIIM student team is a unique proposition where students get to run an online platform while they are studying. They learn the nuts and bolts of digital marketing, analytics and user behaviour in the online world. Students get immediate feedback about their work based on user behaviour on InsideIIM. Unlike most projects where one gives recommendations and goes away, on InsideIIM the student team is actually involved in the execution.
Tenure of the 3rd Student Team (2nd Year Students) : 15th March 2017 to 15th December 2017.

Note: We are inviting applications for the 3rd Student Team at InsideIIM for the year 2017-18 from students who will graduate in 2018. The last date to send in your applications is 9th March.

Does this proposition excite you? Great! Fill the form below to apply for InsideIIM Student Team 3.0:

 

Who should apply?

– The person should be able to write. One of the toughest skills is to be able to articulate oneself in a structured manner. This automatically means that the person is also a good reader. We are open to hardworking and enthusiastic individuals too who may not be good at either but still contribute by virtue of sheer will power.

– Someone who is well-networked and has a high social media quotient. Are you an influencer?

– Never shies away from doing any level of work to get the desired outcome – Dignity of Labour. It does not mean you need to do anything illegal or immoral.

– Someone who has opinions about many things but uses facts, data and logic to form them.

– Extremely good communication skills.

– Loves data analysis and writing.

– He/She is proud of his/her background, university, business school etc.

If one or more things apply to you, you should definitely apply!

For any queries, please write to heer.shingala@insideiim.comand nidhi.malkan@insideiim.com

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Since the inception of InsideIIM, it has stood for Quality, Creative, and Relevant Content. In an endeavour to stay true to these pillars, every year, we invite current students at premier b-schools to be a part of InsideIIM Student Team. This enables the students to work on and contribute to a real life business whilst still studying at the b-school.

Our 2015-16 Student Team comprised of students from IIM A, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I and IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here. Our 2016-17 Student Team comprised of students from IIM C, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I, IIM K, IIM L, IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here.

Our student team keeps the content on InsideIIM relevant. They also serve as great guides and mentors to the next crop of students about to enter business schools. The InsideIIM student team is a unique proposition where students get to run an online platform while they are studying. They learn the nuts and bolts of digital marketing, analytics and user behaviour in the online world. Students get immediate feedback about their work based on user behaviour on InsideIIM. Unlike most projects where one gives recommendations and goes away, on InsideIIM the student team is actually involved in the execution.
Tenure of the 3rd Student Team (2nd Year Students) : 15th March 2017 to 15th December 2017.

Note: We are inviting applications for the 3rd Student Team at InsideIIM for the year 2017-18 from students who will graduate in 2018. The last date to send in your applications is 9th March.

Does this proposition excite you? Great! Fill the form below to apply for InsideIIM Student Team 3.0:

 

Who should apply?

– The person should be able to write. One of the toughest skills is to be able to articulate oneself in a structured manner. This automatically means that the person is also a good reader. We are open to hardworking and enthusiastic individuals too who may not be good at either but still contribute by virtue of sheer will power.

– Someone who is well-networked and has a high social media quotient. Are you an influencer?

– Never shies away from doing any level of work to get the desired outcome – Dignity of Labour. It does not mean you need to do anything illegal or immoral.

– Someone who has opinions about many things but uses facts, data and logic to form them.

– Extremely good communication skills.

– Loves data analysis and writing.

– He/She is proud of his/her background, university, business school etc.

If one or more things apply to you, you should definitely apply!

For any queries, please write to heer.shingala@insideiim.comand nidhi.malkan@insideiim.com

Hope to have you onboard soon!

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Since the inception of InsideIIM, it has stood for Quality, Creative, and Relevant Content. In an endeavour to stay true to these pillars, every year, we invite current students at premier b-schools to be a part of InsideIIM Student Team. This enables the students to work on and contribute to a real life business whilst still studying at the b-school.

Our 2015-16 Student Team comprised of students from IIM A, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I and IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here. Our 2016-17 Student Team comprised of students from IIM C, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I, IIM K, IIM L, IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here.

Our student team keeps the content on InsideIIM relevant. They also serve as great guides and mentors to the next crop of students about to enter business schools. The InsideIIM student team is a unique proposition where students get to run an online platform while they are studying. They learn the nuts and bolts of digital marketing, analytics and user behaviour in the online world. Students get immediate feedback about their work based on user behaviour on InsideIIM. Unlike most projects where one gives recommendations and goes away, on InsideIIM the student team is actually involved in the execution.
Tenure of the 3rd Student Team (2nd Year Students) : 15th March 2017 to 15th December 2017.

Note: We are inviting applications for the 3rd Student Team at InsideIIM for the year 2017-18 from students who will graduate in 2018. The last date to send in your applications is 9th March.

Does this proposition excite you? Great! Fill the form below to apply for InsideIIM Student Team 3.0:

 

Who should apply?

– The person should be able to write. One of the toughest skills is to be able to articulate oneself in a structured manner. This automatically means that the person is also a good reader. We are open to hardworking and enthusiastic individuals too who may not be good at either but still contribute by virtue of sheer will power.

– Someone who is well-networked and has a high social media quotient. Are you an influencer?

– Never shies away from doing any level of work to get the desired outcome – Dignity of Labour. It does not mean you need to do anything illegal or immoral.

– Someone who has opinions about many things but uses facts, data and logic to form them.

– Extremely good communication skills.

– Loves data analysis and writing.

– He/She is proud of his/her background, university, business school etc.

If one or more things apply to you, you should definitely apply!

For any queries, please write to heer.shingala@insideiim.comand nidhi.malkan@insideiim.com

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Since the inception of InsideIIM, it has stood for Quality, Creative, and Relevant Content. In an endeavour to stay true to these pillars, every year, we invite current students at premier b-schools to be a part of InsideIIM Student Team. This enables the students to work on and contribute to a real life business whilst still studying at the b-school.

Our 2015-16 Student Team comprised of students from IIM A, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I and IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here. Our 2016-17 Student Team comprised of students from IIM C, IIM B, XLRI, IIM I, IIM K, IIM L, IIM Trichy. You can read more about them here.

Our student team keeps the content on InsideIIM relevant. They also serve as great guides and mentors to the next crop of students about to enter business schools. The InsideIIM student team is a unique proposition where students get to run an online platform while they are studying. They learn the nuts and bolts of digital marketing, analytics and user behaviour in the online world. Students get immediate feedback about their work based on user behaviour on InsideIIM. Unlike most projects where one gives recommendations and goes away, on InsideIIM the student team is actually involved in the execution.
Tenure of the 3rd Student Team (2nd Year Students) : 15th March 2017 to 15th December 2017.

Note: We are inviting applications for the 3rd Student Team at InsideIIM for the year 2017-18 from students who will graduate in 2018. The last date to send in your applications is 9th March.

Does this proposition excite you? Great! Fill the form below to apply for InsideIIM Student Team 3.0:

 

Who should apply?

– The person should be able to write. One of the toughest skills is to be able to articulate oneself in a structured manner. This automatically means that the person is also a good reader. We are open to hardworking and enthusiastic individuals too who may not be good at either but still contribute by virtue of sheer will power.

– Someone who is well-networked and has a high social media quotient. Are you an influencer?

– Never shies away from doing any level of work to get the desired outcome – Dignity of Labour. It does not mean you need to do anything illegal or immoral.

– Someone who has opinions about many things but uses facts, data and logic to form them.

– Extremely good communication skills.

– Loves data analysis and writing.

– He/She is proud of his/her background, university, business school etc.

If one or more things apply to you, you should definitely apply!

For any queries, please write to heer.shingala@insideiim.comand nidhi.malkan@insideiim.com

Hope to have you onboard soon!

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