For the 28th episode of #YOBOLive we talk about product management. One of coolest and most sought after domains to work in post b-school, there's a lot of mystery surrounding product roles. What do product managers do? What are the skills and concepts they must know? How to create a CV that will appeal to recruiters for product roles. What are the differences between product managers working in an e-commerce and an e-payment company? What are the things you must know to get a summer placement or internship or even a final placement at a cool startup or a legacy organisation? If these are your questions, this session will have all your answers.
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This week’s #YOBOLive will feature:
Akram Khan, XLRI, Directi
Akram Tariq Khan is the co-founder of YourLibaas and a PGDHRM candidate at XLRI, Jamshedpur. For his SIPs, he interned at Media.net as a Product Manager and bagged a PPO. He is a regular contributor at Entrepreneur.com and TechStory and has also written for the Economic Times. As a hobby-side project, he developed Bhag Corona, an online COVID-19 awareness game.
Sakshi Malik, IIM A, Amazon
Sakshi Malik is a computer engineer from PICT, Pune who has worked as a software developer in HP for 2 years. She has interned with IBM and has worked on budding technologies like blockchain during her internship. Her desire to create an impact in the lives of customers via technology is what has motivated her to take up a career in product management and grab an internship with Amazon. She is very passionate about sports and is an active member of the sports committee at IIM A.
Annu Bansal, IIM A, Amazon
Annu Bansal graduated in ECE from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and worked for 35 months at Amadeus Labs, Bangalore, as a senior software engineer and scrum master. Then joined IIM A for an MBA. Annu has been Workshop Director in UG, worked for an NGO too for 2 years at the Fine arts society and Product Management club IIM A.
Shantam Khetan, FMS, Microsoft
A 2nd year student at FMS, Shantam interned at Cisco for 6 months in their Network Security Business and worked at Akamai Technology for a couple of years in their Adaptive Media Delivery Team. Shantam was clueless about his domain of interest until he interned at Microsoft as Program Manager Intern. Despite the internship being a virtual one, he liked every aspect of it. PM as a field is an amalgamation of Business and Technology this is what he found really interesting.
Rohan Patnaik, IIM A, Microsoft
A computer science graduate from BITS Goa, Rohan has worked as a developer at Morgan Stanley. He has had internship stints in development and project management at Walmart and Yrals Digital. His passion towards leveraging technology to make a real world impact drove him to secure an internship at Microsoft in the IIMA summer placement process. He has held positions of responsibilities in the sponsorship team and placement unit of BITS Goa.
Aditya Goel, SJMSOM IIT B, Skellam AI
Aditya graduated from IIIT Allahabad and worked with Walmart Labs as a Software Engineer. He completed his MBA from SJMSOM, IIT Bombay. He interned with McKinsey & Co. as a Product Owner and post MBA worked with PwC as a Management Consultant. He’s currently working as a Product Manager at Skellam AI driving the growth of B2B products. He is focused on creating a Hyper-Personalized Customer Engagement and Marketing Automation platform for SMBs.
For this session today, Thursday, 28th January, 8PM, you can discuss:
- the dos and don’ts of getting into product management roles
- how to crack PM Interviews
- settling into b-school life
- starting placement interviews on the right note, just 1-2 months into b-school
- learn about how to maintain a balance between acads and other activities
- get to know about joining clubs and committees at b-school and
- anything else you'd like to know!
You can also jot down your questions related to summer placements here and the most unique/ interesting questions will be featured in the webinar!