30 Days Countdown To Day 0 Of MBA – SDA Bocconi Asia Center

 “Mom! It’s just 1 month! How will my peers be? My roommate? My seniors? Professors? “A plethora of thoughts just crossed my mind and my mother was a foam to my anxiousness.  My session was to start on 3rd July and all my world revolved around my MBA.

A month before the start of the B-School, there was a webinar arranged by the end of our school to give a taste of the 2 years journey. It began with an introductory session where we spoke about which industry we belonged to. I could sense extreme diversity and after that the host listed the possible books which we could go through to brush up our skills. The captivating names were an add-on to my inquisitiveness since I always felt that a book holds a house of gold. With eagerness in eyes and a gracious smile on lips, I increased the volume and tried to grasp every bit of it. Then we got some space to put up our queries. The discussion completely revolved around the growth in MBA life and as the time was passing by, the students popped up questions which left me awe-inspiring.  The aspects which I was not even thinking about, now did not leave my mind. The webinar just acted as a catalyst and triggered my adrenal rush.

The real preparation began then! All pepped up I planned to join the Italian Class and Technical Analysis, class. I dug in deep to learn the culture of my B-School and could finish the Level 1 before the Day 0 of MBA. One of our semesters happens in Milan and I took the first step to set it on fire. The books that were recommended in the webinar were on my to-do list. I started working on my soft skills and communication skills as well. Hashtag (#) SDABocconiAsiaCenter became my last visited for each day on social media and all I could stalk and say was that, Oh! This senior won this, those alumni got placed. My professors became my LinkedIn connection and my club list was pre-decided. To each friend I met to bid goodbye in the last 30 days, I showed the pictures of Bocconi University and Milan and the excitement was all over my face. It seemed to be a perfect head start.

Now comes the time of the intense search. The roommate, the flatmates, and the flat! Speaking to brokers and fixing a flat was indeed a tougher job than I thought it to be. 15, 14, 13, 12. time was running, the countdown had begun and this was a critical topic for my parents. They had to be assured before I could be. A week of telephonic conversation, lots of discussion and flat-shows, finally brought us to a conclusion that Yes! Hard work pays off. I got a flat 1.5 km away from the B-School and a good bunch of flatmates to flock together with.

I had my list ready to check for essentials:

Formals- Check

Documents-Check

Blessings-Check

To sum it up, a smile on the face, confidence inside and hope in eyes to become a better version of me.

Which ABGP company you will like to work and why?

AB Capital- A Company where I would love to work

AB Capital operates as a subsidiary of AB Capital Group. I would like to join this company based on my below findings:

As per Job Perspective – 

Aditya Birla capital-Aditya Birla Capital Limited (ABCL) is one of the largest financial services players in India. It has a strong presence across the life insurance, asset management, private equity, corporate lending, structured finance, project finance, general insurance broking, wealth management, equity, currency and commodity broking, online personal finance management, housing finance, pension fund management and health insurance business. It is very focused with decent growth rate and quality management.

As of now, only a few million people have got into insurance product and the numbers are expected to grow steadily in the coming years. The insurance and mutual fund business are expected to grow at 20-25% while the banking/ NBFC business may grow at 15%. The insurance sector has a vast scope in the upcoming years. Also, the company is expected to launch its ARC (Asset Reconstruction co.) business this quarter. The asset reconstruction company will focus on bailing out troubled SME loans. (Bailing out – when a company offers money to a failing business to prevent the consequences that arise from the business’s downfall). With stress on the resolution of non-performing assets by RBI, the business offers huge opportunities going ahead.

 

Which ABGP company you will like to work and Why?

AB Capital- A Company where I would love to work

AB Capital operates as a subsidiary of AB Capital Group. I would like to join this company based on my below findings:

As per Job Perspective – 

Aditya Birla capital-Aditya Birla Capital Limited (ABCL) is one of the largest financial services players in India. It has a strong presence across the life insurance, asset management, private equity, corporate lending, structured finance, project finance, general insurance broking, wealth management, equity, currency and commodity broking, online personal finance management, housing finance, pension fund management and health insurance business. It is very focused with a decent growth rate and quality management.

As of now, only a few million people have got into insurance product and the numbers are expected to grow steadily in the coming years. The insurance and mutual fund business are expected to grow at 20-25% while the banking/ NBFC business may grow at 15%. The insurance sector has a vast scope in the upcoming years. Also, the company is expected to launch its ARC (Asset Reconstruction co.) business this quarter. The asset reconstruction company will focus on bailing out troubled SME loans. (Bailing out – when a company offers money to a failing business to prevent the consequences that arise from the business’s downfall). With stress on the resolution of non-performing assets by RBI, the business offers huge opportunities going ahead.

Samiksha Jain

IMB 2018-2020

Placecom SDA Bocconi Asia Center

The Placement committee of SDA Bocconi Asia Center is a vibrant team of 8 with Learning and Development and Corporate Relations.

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