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HR Continuum 2016 At Shailesh J. Mehta School Of Management, IIT Bombay

Continuum, the rolling seminar series, is the flagship event of the annual industry interaction sessions at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay. The Continuums are held across the various domains of management like Consulting, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Operations and Systems. This event aims to cover the latest trends in management by inviting eminent speakers from the industry and academia. Every seminar focuses on the issues and challenges faced by a management function, and aims at drawing insights from the knowledge and experience of the speaker.

Human Resources Continuum was the first continuum of the year with a theme reflecting the current trends and challenges faced by the HR managers. The Human Resources Continuum 2016 saw a series of lectures centered on the theme: “Enabling Evolution of HR practices with the changing corporate scenario in India” and the following subtopics like “HR trends in the fast emerging start-up culture”, “HR challenges in manufacturing sector” with initiatives like ‘Make in India’, “How is the introduction of Big Data changing the HRM scenario?”, “Building talent pools to transform organizations with human resources as the business driver”. The speakers for the event were:

1) Mr. Vineet Kaul, Advisor, Group Human Resources Aditya Birla Group

2) Mr. Harsh Bhosale, Head HR Essar Oil Ltd.

3) Ms. Rakhee L.Malik, Head HR, A.T. Kearney Ltd, India

4) Ms. Pooja Malik, Vice President – HR Development, Anand Automotive Private Ltd.

5) Mr. Sanjay Singh, EVP and Global Head, Crompton Greaves

6) Mr. Swaminathan R, Chief People Officer, WNS Global Services

7) Mr. Raj Karunakaran, Director – Human Resources, Philips Healthcare

8)  Mr. Ajith Nair, Director – Engagement and Cultural Practices, Aon Hewitt India

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       Mr. Vineet Kaul started the continuum by stating “Change is a part of life”. Mr. Kaul explained what is productivity mindset. i.e., getting better and getting more. Also about squeezing a dried towel. i.e., best productivity comes out often when one is tired. He also focused on skill shortage and challenges in attracting talent.

Mr. Harsh Bhosale, Head HR Essar Oil Ltd., explained that in India the variation in fuel prices does not affect the manpower planning as we are not a producer of oil, rather we are a consumer of oil. He next described the process followed by Essar Oil to align individual and organization strategies and allocating the duties to each department and trickle down of responsibilities or cascading of responsibilities till last man.

Ms. Rakhee L. Malik, Head HR, A.T. Kearney Ltd, India gave various examples from her own life and that of other renowned persons to aid her in explanation on how an individual can achieve the greater heights they aspire for.

Ms. Pooja Malik, Vice President – Human Resource Development, Anand Automotive Private Ltd. commenced her talks with a brief mention of the challenges faced by the VUCA world followed by the change in global talent pool and population dynamics of India in 2020 and beyond. She pointed out that Managerial Coaching and Change Management are one of the basic needs of the hour.

Mr. Sanjay Singh, EVP and Global Head, Crompton Greaves started the session addressing the audience with his past experiences in the civil services, which included brief stints with the Railways, Customs & Excise. He then talked about his transition from public services to corporates, with Dr.Reddy’s being his first employer, followed by Tata Motors, only to end up with Crompton Greaves, where he has been for a while now.

Mr. Swaminathan R, Chief People Officer, WNS Global Services began with sharing his ideas over the evolution of the industry from front-room consulting to jobs concerning data analytics. The discussion then proceeded to the varying present-day brand progression strategies, drawing an analogy from Starbucks. He laid emphasis on the relevance of data and its varied definitions, and the extent of its usage in sense making of contemporary markets, thereby also pointing out the traditional inability of HR professionals in comprehending quantitative information.

Mr. Raj Karunakaran, Director – Human Resources, Philips Healthcare talked about how the technology has driven the digital revolution in healthcare through remote monitoring, real time analytics etc. He also talked about software industries where the requirement is agile.

Mr. Ajith Nair, Director – Engagement and Cultural Practices, Aon Hewitt India, started the discussion by explaining the reinvented role of human resource professional on the context of changing corporate scenario. He also explained how the role of HR had became boundary less. In the future, “everyone will be the HR”.

The session came to an end with the focus that “HR is no longer HR’s problem. It is everybody’s problem.”

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5 Things A Marketing Enthusiast Needs To Know Before Admissions Interview

Now that the CAT results are out, it is time to choose the best B-school and for a lot of MBA aspirants, this is the chance they were expecting for a long time. This is the last lap which can help you make your dream career in your preferred domain.

Maybe the challenging job or their expected adrenaline rush or maybe even the drive of knowing the customer behaviour and persuading them to buy your product and create a brand, sales & marketing has been one of the most sort out domains amongst MBA aspirants. But the question is what is it that can make you stand out in the crowd of thousands? What is it that can save the prestigious seat in the premier B-schools of India.

1.      Drop the mask: Maybe, a bit of a cliché but filling your CV with some positions of responsibility or extra-curricular activities, where you did not make much of a difference will not help and may even sometimes go against you. Because you might not have enough content to support those points. And keep in mind that the interviewers are either alums or professors of the same prestigious institute where you are seeking the coveted seat. Trust me when I say that they know when you are making things up.

2.       Know basic terminologies of Sales &Marketing: Most probably interviewers would not ask you directly but knowing the basic terminologies of STP, 4Ps, digital marketing, Ansoff matrix, primary & secondary market research techniques might help you in certain situations. For instance, if you are asked “Ok, so you are interested in Sales & Marketing, tell me how will you market XYZ product in 5 steps? “, you can answer in a very constructive way.

3.       Why Marketing? The basic question which you will face for sure is “why marketing”? or even “why marketing after IT/Engineering experience?” Be ready for those situations. Giving an answer that “makes sense” might fetch you the brownie points and assure the seat.

4.       Recent Buzz: If you want to make a career in Sales & Marketing then try to be updated with the recent news, a hyped TV show, a movie. Even a soccer match can become your interview topic. So, be aware of what’s going on outside the walls of your office cubicle.

5.       All-Rounder: Last but not the least, know a bit about financial, statistical, or operations terminologies. It can be CRR, SLR, recent RBI policies, the theory of central tendency, Six Sigma, Lean, SCM, JIT etc. In a stress interview, the topic can divert in those directions as well.

So, that’s a brief account of what you can expect in an MBA interview. Be prepared and save that seat in your dream college. Wish you the very best!

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Rahul Mukherjee is a student of the Class of 2018 at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay. Rahul pursued his B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering and has a work experience of over a year with Accenture. A Marketing enthusiast, Rahul is an active member of MarkTrix, the Marketing Club of SJMSOM.

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Changing Dynamics of Systems Management – SJMSOM

MBA in systems involves the integration of management with technology. Systems management primarily deals with the use of various dimensions of technology for business processes. It gives an insight into the various technologies which can be adopted into business in terms of software, hardware, networking, etc. for sustainability and growth. It enables managers to tackle administrative issues and technical problems related to information technology. It focuses on making students understand the hardware and software platforms of organisations and the exact IT requirements based on various procedures.

MBA programs that specialise in information management/systems will consist of thorough study in business and IT. Information is a key asset of modern businesses, and information management is the art of being able to effectively define, store, manage, protect, share and distribute information for relevant stakeholders within a business. With the continuous increase in the importance of information in business processes, the importance of managers who deal with these data or information has grown substantially. Advances in computer-based information technology in recent years have led to a wide variety of systems that managers are now using to make and implement decisions effectively. In the current context, the involvement of data in business strategy development has grown substantially. So, future managers need to use data analytics in a very efficient manner to get the hidden vital information from the raw data. Management in systems always focuses on enabling students to decipher necessary information from a large volume of collected data and use it effectively for business development. Management in systems also concentrates on the integration of technology with the growth of business. Managers, having knowledge on disruptive technologies of today and the skill to integrate those technologies into the business processes will play a vital role in the organisation. In this fast-changing world, management in systems enables managers to strategize for the growth of a firm having an eye on future.

In this era of industry 4.0, innovation in business has the same impact as steam had in the case of industrial revolution. To remain competitive in this fast-changing world, organisations are innovating their strategies, processes all the time. To make this innovation efficient and continuous, the fuel is data. Collecting data, analysing it and extracting necessary information has become imperative for an efficient business. To carry out all these processes, understanding the business needs of an organisation and adopting technologies for the same has become the ought most important factor for decision makers. Management of information system always helps in the flow of information seamlessly involving every stakeholder. Correct data helps in making accurate business planning, effective marketing strategy, more systematic management of resources and better customer satisfaction. Now each form of business involves technology.

Industry 4.0 is focusing on automation of processes by collecting a vast amount of information, accurate data extraction, data exchange among stakeholders, use of Internet of Things, cloud computing, etc. Reports have even suggested that emerging markets like India could benefit tremendously from Industry 4.0 practices. So the future of each industry will depend on how well they use technology and how effectively they integrate technological solutions into their business practices.

Systematics club focuses on keeping the future managers updated about industry trends and helps them be prepared for the technological disruptions in the near future.

Following are the activities done by systematics club:

  • Conduct sessions for the batch to help them understand various technologies like cloud computing, IoT, Analytics, Big Data, Hadoop, ERP, Artificial Intelligence and Business Intelligence, Search Engine Optimisation, SMAC, etc.
  • Organize Systems Continuum which a rolling seminar series held at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay where industry leaders from systems background come and provide us knowledge on the current industry trends. Students also get an opportunity to interact with industry leaders, and this ultimately helps students to cope up with the ever-changing nature of IT
  • Conduct quizzes on online platform for B-School students across the country
  • Organize Diksha sessions where doyens from the industry as well as academia are invited to impart valuable learning and insights from their rich experience
  • Facilitates various certifications to students which help them gain in-depth knowledge on industry relevant topics

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The club imparts knowledge in a way that students gain insights on how industries are using various information technology tools and how integration with technology is being done in all the domains like operations, consulting, marketing, HR. Nowadays industries are looking towards technology in all the domains for their critical business needs. Industries are creating ecosystem by using various software and technology tools to sustain in the highly competitive market and to provide best products and services to the customer. Students joining the industry need to have an idea about the same. The importance of technology and its use for business processes will keep increasing from time to time. Every industry is pushed to adopt technology and the more an industry adopts technology into its business processes, the more efficiency it can achieve.

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Hiren Rathod is a student of 2016-18 batch of Master of Management at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management. Hiren holds bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and worked for more than 3 years at Meditab Software as a Technical Lead. At SJMSOM, he is a member of the Sytematics Club and also handles PR activities for the institution.

 

 

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‘Indeed An Experience Of A Lifetime!’- Internship Experience With Nestlé – Pooja Shah, Shailesh J. Mehta School Of Management, IIT Bombay

“We celebrate you becoming a part of our team and hope your suggestions would make a difference to Nestlé!” When a message like this from your team awaits you, excitement is all that you would be filled with. The expectations from my mentors, the doubts and anxiety about the project were all there to fascinate me as I started off with my internship in the world’s largest food company, Nestlé.

Destination Gurgaon!

It all kicked off with our induction, an experience I will cherish all my life. From making pizza at Nestlé India’s R&D centre to visiting stores to seeing how eager people were about the Nestlé products, I realised that Nestlé was indeed about “Good Food, Good Life!” From listening to the heads of different departments on the ins and outs of the field and the current market trends to the amazing experience of sharing the breakfast table with the CEO of Nestlé India, it was a mind-boggling experience for someone entering the corporate world for the first time.

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With the end of the amazing week began a heart-thumping journey of two months, which drove us towards working harder each day and proving our mettle. I started off with a project to improve the ‘Planning Accuracy of Organized Trade’ for Nestlé India and gradually took up two more projects in an area similar to the preliminary one.

 Every single day was about bringing in solutions and recommendations where I ultimately tried matching up with the impeccable parameters Nestlé had set for itself. Moving on from small improvements in presentations to big recommendations that could make a difference of crores, I wanted to grow each day. The office became my life, and quite literally my life passed in the office. The home was my alternate workplace where the laptop was my primary companion. But, it was not just about learning in silos, there was more to it. It was about the discussions I had with my peers over evening snacks, the insights I used to get after talking to the people around me, the suggestions my mentors provided me with and more than anything else, the introspection and improvements I accomplished from my mistakes.

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The branch visits to Delhi for my project work gave me altogether a different cultural insight to the much-celebrated life in Delhi. Although it was an amazing yet insane experience, there is a lot I took back with me. I realised that it was more about people than processes, satisfaction than benchmarks and indeed, the journey than the destination!

Yes, the sojourn was about 8 crucial weeks of enormous learning, long working hours and intense pressure, but it was a manageable affair just because of the people out there on the floor.

The early morning walk to the office, the discussions over project work, the sips of coffee throughout the day, the late-night saunter back to home is indeed all that sums up my internship at Nestlé. But the memories and aspirations I bring back with me don’t really conjure up here. Yes, they still give goosebumps to me despite it being months now since my internship. Lucky do I consider myself to be part of such a rich legacy! Indeed an experience of a lifetime! J

 

 

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Pooja Shah is a student of the Class of 2017 at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay.  Apart from being a State Topper in Engineering to becoming a Corporate Member at the prestigious institution of Engineers India, Pooja is a State Level Lawn Tennis Player having won State Tennis Championship for all four years in college.Felicitated by the Governor and Education Minister of the State, she believes sports helps her develop “Never to give up” attitude in life. She was rewarded a PPO after completion of her Internship at Nestlé.

 

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“We celebrate you becoming a part of our team and hope your suggestions would make a difference to Nestlé!” When a message like this from your team awaits you, excitement is all that you would be filled with. The expectations from my mentors, the doubts and anxiety about the project were all there to fascinate me as I started off with my internship in the world’s largest food company, Nestlé.

Destination Gurgaon!

It all kicked off with our induction, an experience I will cherish all my life. From making pizza at Nestlé India’s R&D centre to visiting stores to seeing how eager people were about the Nestlé products, I realised that Nestlé was indeed about “Good Food, Good Life!” From listening to the heads of different departments on the ins and outs of the field and the current market trends to the amazing experience of sharing the breakfast table with the CEO of Nestlé India, it was a mind-boggling experience for someone entering the corporate world for the first time.

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With the end of the amazing week began a heart-thumping journey of two months, which drove us towards working harder each day and proving our mettle. I started off with a project to improve the ‘Planning Accuracy of Organized Trade’ for Nestlé India and gradually took up two more projects in an area similar to the preliminary one.

 Every single day was about bringing in solutions and recommendations where I ultimately tried matching up with the impeccable parameters Nestlé had set for itself. Moving on from small improvements in presentations to big recommendations that could make a difference of crores, I wanted to grow each day. The office became my life, and quite literally my life passed in the office. The home was my alternate workplace where the laptop was my primary companion. But, it was not just about learning in silos, there was more to it. It was about the discussions I had with my peers over evening snacks, the insights I used to get after talking to the people around me, the suggestions my mentors provided me with and more than anything else, the introspection and improvements I accomplished from my mistakes.

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The branch visits to Delhi for my project work gave me altogether a different cultural insight to the much-celebrated life in Delhi. Although it was an amazing yet insane experience, there is a lot I took back with me. I realised that it was more about people than processes, satisfaction than benchmarks and indeed, the journey than the destination!

Yes, the sojourn was about 8 crucial weeks of enormous learning, long working hours and intense pressure, but it was a manageable affair just because of the people out there on the floor.

The early morning walk to the office, the discussions over project work, the sips of coffee throughout the day, the late-night saunter back to home is indeed all that sums up my internship at Nestlé. But the memories and aspirations I bring back with me don’t really conjure up here. Yes, they still give goosebumps to me despite it being months now since my internship. Lucky do I consider myself to be part of such a rich legacy! Indeed an experience of a lifetime! J

 

 

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Pooja Shah is a student of the Class of 2017 at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay.  Apart from being a State Topper in Engineering to becoming a Corporate Member at the prestigious institution of Engineers India, Pooja is a State Level Lawn Tennis Player having won State Tennis Championship for all four years in college.Felicitated by the Governor and Education Minister of the State, she believes sports helps her develop “Never to give up” attitude in life. She was rewarded a PPO after completion of her Internship at Nestlé.

 

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“We celebrate you becoming a part of our team and hope your suggestions would make a difference to Nestlé!” When a message like this from your team awaits you, excitement is all that you would be filled with. The expectations from my mentors, the doubts and anxiety about the project were all there to fascinate me as I started off with my internship in the world’s largest food company, Nestlé.

Destination Gurgaon!

It all kicked off with our induction, an experience I will cherish all my life. From making pizza at Nestlé India’s R&D centre to visiting stores to seeing how eager people were about the Nestlé products, I realised that Nestlé was indeed about “Good Food, Good Life!” From listening to the heads of different departments on the ins and outs of the field and the current market trends to the amazing experience of sharing the breakfast table with the CEO of Nestlé India, it was a mind-boggling experience for someone entering the corporate world for the first time.

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With the end of the amazing week began a heart-thumping journey of two months, which drove us towards working harder each day and proving our mettle. I started off with a project to improve the ‘Planning Accuracy of Organized Trade’ for Nestlé India and gradually took up two more projects in an area similar to the preliminary one.

 Every single day was about bringing in solutions and recommendations where I ultimately tried matching up with the impeccable parameters Nestlé had set for itself. Moving on from small improvements in presentations to big recommendations that could make a difference of crores, I wanted to grow each day. The office became my life, and quite literally my life passed in the office. The home was my alternate workplace where the laptop was my primary companion. But, it was not just about learning in silos, there was more to it. It was about the discussions I had with my peers over evening snacks, the insights I used to get after talking to the people around me, the suggestions my mentors provided me with and more than anything else, the introspection and improvements I accomplished from my mistakes.

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The branch visits to Delhi for my project work gave me altogether a different cultural insight to the much-celebrated life in Delhi. Although it was an amazing yet insane experience, there is a lot I took back with me. I realised that it was more about people than processes, satisfaction than benchmarks and indeed, the journey than the destination!

Yes, the sojourn was about 8 crucial weeks of enormous learning, long working hours and intense pressure, but it was a manageable affair just because of the people out there on the floor.

The early morning walk to the office, the discussions over project work, the sips of coffee throughout the day, the late-night saunter back to home is indeed all that sums up my internship at Nestlé. But the memories and aspirations I bring back with me don’t really conjure up here. Yes, they still give goosebumps to me despite it being months now since my internship. Lucky do I consider myself to be part of such a rich legacy! Indeed an experience of a lifetime! J

 

 

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Pooja Shah is a student of the Class of 2017 at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay.  Apart from being a State Topper in Engineering to becoming a Corporate Member at the prestigious institution of Engineers India, Pooja is a State Level Lawn Tennis Player having won State Tennis Championship for all four years in college.Felicitated by the Governor and Education Minister of the State, she believes sports helps her develop “Never to give up” attitude in life. She was rewarded a PPO after completion of her Internship at Nestlé.

 

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“We celebrate you becoming a part of our team and hope your suggestions would make a difference to Nestlé!” When a message like this from your team awaits you, excitement is all that you would be filled with. The expectations from my mentors, the doubts and anxiety about the project were all there to fascinate me as I started off with my internship in the world’s largest food company, Nestlé.

Destination Gurgaon!

It all kicked off with our induction, an experience I will cherish all my life. From making pizza at Nestlé India’s R&D centre to visiting stores to seeing how eager people were about the Nestlé products, I realised that Nestlé was indeed about “Good Food, Good Life!” From listening to the heads of different departments on the ins and outs of the field and the current market trends to the amazing experience of sharing the breakfast table with the CEO of Nestlé India, it was a mind-boggling experience for someone entering the corporate world for the first time.

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With the end of the amazing week began a heart-thumping journey of two months, which drove us towards working harder each day and proving our mettle. I started off with a project to improve the ‘Planning Accuracy of Organized Trade’ for Nestlé India and gradually took up two more projects in an area similar to the preliminary one.

 Every single day was about bringing in solutions and recommendations where I ultimately tried matching up with the impeccable parameters Nestlé had set for itself. Moving on from small improvements in presentations to big recommendations that could make a difference of crores, I wanted to grow each day. The office became my life, and quite literally my life passed in the office. The home was my alternate workplace where the laptop was my primary companion. But, it was not just about learning in silos, there was more to it. It was about the discussions I had with my peers over evening snacks, the insights I used to get after talking to the people around me, the suggestions my mentors provided me with and more than anything else, the introspection and improvements I accomplished from my mistakes.

IMG_9278

The branch visits to Delhi for my project work gave me altogether a different cultural insight to the much-celebrated life in Delhi. Although it was an amazing yet insane experience, there is a lot I took back with me. I realised that it was more about people than processes, satisfaction than benchmarks and indeed, the journey than the destination!

Yes, the sojourn was about 8 crucial weeks of enormous learning, long working hours and intense pressure, but it was a manageable affair just because of the people out there on the floor.

The early morning walk to the office, the discussions over project work, the sips of coffee throughout the day, the late-night saunter back to home is indeed all that sums up my internship at Nestlé. But the memories and aspirations I bring back with me don’t really conjure up here. Yes, they still give goosebumps to me despite it being months now since my internship. Lucky do I consider myself to be part of such a rich legacy! Indeed an experience of a lifetime! J

 

 

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Pooja Shah is a student of the Class of 2017 at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay.  Apart from being a State Topper in Engineering to becoming a Corporate Member at the prestigious institution of Engineers India, Pooja is a State Level Lawn Tennis Player having won State Tennis Championship for all four years in college.Felicitated by the Governor and Education Minister of the State, she believes sports helps her develop “Never to give up” attitude in life. She was rewarded a PPO after completion of her Internship at Nestlé.

 

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“We celebrate you becoming a part of our team and hope your suggestions would make a difference to Nestlé!” When a message like this from your team awaits you, excitement is all that you would be filled with. The expectations from my mentors, the doubts and anxiety about the project were all there to fascinate me as I started off with my internship in the world’s largest food company, Nestlé.

Destination Gurgaon!

It all kicked off with our induction, an experience I will cherish all my life. From making pizza at Nestlé India’s R&D centre to visiting stores to seeing how eager people were about the Nestlé products, I realised that Nestlé was indeed about “Good Food, Good Life!” From listening to the heads of different departments on the ins and outs of the field and the current market trends to the amazing experience of sharing the breakfast table with the CEO of Nestlé India, it was a mind-boggling experience for someone entering the corporate world for the first time.

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With the end of the amazing week began a heart-thumping journey of two months, which drove us towards working harder each day and proving our mettle. I started off with a project to improve the ‘Planning Accuracy of Organized Trade’ for Nestlé India and gradually took up two more projects in an area similar to the preliminary one.

 Every single day was about bringing in solutions and recommendations where I ultimately tried matching up with the impeccable parameters Nestlé had set for itself. Moving on from small improvements in presentations to big recommendations that could make a difference of crores, I wanted to grow each day. The office became my life, and quite literally my life passed in the office. The home was my alternate workplace where the laptop was my primary companion. But, it was not just about learning in silos, there was more to it. It was about the discussions I had with my peers over evening snacks, the insights I used to get after talking to the people around me, the suggestions my mentors provided me with and more than anything else, the introspection and improvements I accomplished from my mistakes.

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The branch visits to Delhi for my project work gave me altogether a different cultural insight to the much-celebrated life in Delhi. Although it was an amazing yet insane experience, there is a lot I took back with me. I realised that it was more about people than processes, satisfaction than benchmarks and indeed, the journey than the destination!

Yes, the sojourn was about 8 crucial weeks of enormous learning, long working hours and intense pressure, but it was a manageable affair just because of the people out there on the floor.

The early morning walk to the office, the discussions over project work, the sips of coffee throughout the day, the late-night saunter back to home is indeed all that sums up my internship at Nestlé. But the memories and aspirations I bring back with me don’t really conjure up here. Yes, they still give goosebumps to me despite it being months now since my internship. Lucky do I consider myself to be part of such a rich legacy! Indeed an experience of a lifetime! J

 

 

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Pooja Shah is a student of the Class of 2017 at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay.  Apart from being a State Topper in Engineering to becoming a Corporate Member at the prestigious institution of Engineers India, Pooja is a State Level Lawn Tennis Player having won State Tennis Championship for all four years in college.Felicitated by the Governor and Education Minister of the State, she believes sports helps her develop “Never to give up” attitude in life. She was rewarded a PPO after completion of her Internship at Nestlé.

 

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“We celebrate you becoming a part of our team and hope your suggestions would make a difference to Nestlé!” When a message like this from your team awaits you, excitement is all that you would be filled with. The expectations from my mentors, the doubts and anxiety about the project were all there to fascinate me as I started off with my internship in the world’s largest food company, Nestlé.

Destination Gurgaon!

It all kicked off with our induction, an experience I will cherish all my life. From making pizza at Nestlé India’s R&D centre to visiting stores to seeing how eager people were about the Nestlé products, I realised that Nestlé was indeed about “Good Food, Good Life!” From listening to the heads of different departments on the ins and outs of the field and the current market trends to the amazing experience of sharing the breakfast table with the CEO of Nestlé India, it was a mind-boggling experience for someone entering the corporate world for the first time.

IMG_7868_2

With the end of the amazing week began a heart-thumping journey of two months, which drove us towards working harder each day and proving our mettle. I started off with a project to improve the ‘Planning Accuracy of Organized Trade’ for Nestlé India and gradually took up two more projects in an area similar to the preliminary one.

 Every single day was about bringing in solutions and recommendations where I ultimately tried matching up with the impeccable parameters Nestlé had set for itself. Moving on from small improvements in presentations to big recommendations that could make a difference of crores, I wanted to grow each day. The office became my life, and quite literally my life passed in the office. The home was my alternate workplace where the laptop was my primary companion. But, it was not just about learning in silos, there was more to it. It was about the discussions I had with my peers over evening snacks, the insights I used to get after talking to the people around me, the suggestions my mentors provided me with and more than anything else, the introspection and improvements I accomplished from my mistakes.

IMG_9278

The branch visits to Delhi for my project work gave me altogether a different cultural insight to the much-celebrated life in Delhi. Although it was an amazing yet insane experience, there is a lot I took back with me. I realised that it was more about people than processes, satisfaction than benchmarks and indeed, the journey than the destination!

Yes, the sojourn was about 8 crucial weeks of enormous learning, long working hours and intense pressure, but it was a manageable affair just because of the people out there on the floor.

The early morning walk to the office, the discussions over project work, the sips of coffee throughout the day, the late-night saunter back to home is indeed all that sums up my internship at Nestlé. But the memories and aspirations I bring back with me don’t really conjure up here. Yes, they still give goosebumps to me despite it being months now since my internship. Lucky do I consider myself to be part of such a rich legacy! Indeed an experience of a lifetime! J

 

 

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Pooja Shah is a student of the Class of 2017 at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay.  Apart from being a State Topper in Engineering to becoming a Corporate Member at the prestigious institution of Engineers India, Pooja is a State Level Lawn Tennis Player having won State Tennis Championship for all four years in college.Felicitated by the Governor and Education Minister of the State, she believes sports helps her develop “Never to give up” attitude in life. She was rewarded a PPO after completion of her Internship at Nestlé.

 

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“We celebrate you becoming a part of our team and hope your suggestions would make a difference to Nestlé!” When a message like this from your team awaits you, excitement is all that you would be filled with. The expectations from my mentors, the doubts and anxiety about the project were all there to fascinate me as I started off with my internship in the world’s largest food company, Nestlé.

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It all kicked off with our induction, an experience I will cherish all my life. From making pizza at Nestlé India’s R&D centre to visiting stores to seeing how eager people were about the Nestlé products, I realised that Nestlé was indeed about “Good Food, Good Life!” From listening to the heads of different departments on the ins and outs of the field and the current market trends to the amazing experience of sharing the breakfast table with the CEO of Nestlé India, it was a mind-boggling experience for someone entering the corporate world for the first time.

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With the end of the amazing week began a heart-thumping journey of two months, which drove us towards working harder each day and proving our mettle. I started off with a project to improve the ‘Planning Accuracy of Organized Trade’ for Nestlé India and gradually took up two more projects in an area similar to the preliminary one.

 Every single day was about bringing in solutions and recommendations where I ultimately tried matching up with the impeccable parameters Nestlé had set for itself. Moving on from small improvements in presentations to big recommendations that could make a difference of crores, I wanted to grow each day. The office became my life, and quite literally my life passed in the office. The home was my alternate workplace where the laptop was my primary companion. But, it was not just about learning in silos, there was more to it. It was about the discussions I had with my peers over evening snacks, the insights I used to get after talking to the people around me, the suggestions my mentors provided me with and more than anything else, the introspection and improvements I accomplished from my mistakes.

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The branch visits to Delhi for my project work gave me altogether a different cultural insight to the much-celebrated life in Delhi. Although it was an amazing yet insane experience, there is a lot I took back with me. I realised that it was more about people than processes, satisfaction than benchmarks and indeed, the journey than the destination!

Yes, the sojourn was about 8 crucial weeks of enormous learning, long working hours and intense pressure, but it was a manageable affair just because of the people out there on the floor.

The early morning walk to the office, the discussions over project work, the sips of coffee throughout the day, the late-night saunter back to home is indeed all that sums up my internship at Nestlé. But the memories and aspirations I bring back with me don’t really conjure up here. Yes, they still give goosebumps to me despite it being months now since my internship. Lucky do I consider myself to be part of such a rich legacy! Indeed an experience of a lifetime! J

 

 

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Pooja Shah is a student of the Class of 2017 at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay.  Apart from being a State Topper in Engineering to becoming a Corporate Member at the prestigious institution of Engineers India, Pooja is a State Level Lawn Tennis Player having won State Tennis Championship for all four years in college.Felicitated by the Governor and Education Minister of the State, she believes sports helps her develop “Never to give up” attitude in life. She was rewarded a PPO after completion of her Internship at Nestlé.

 

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