Internship Diaries: The Girl In The New City (Gurugram)

When the city of my summer internship was confirmed to be Gurugram a.k.a Gurgaon, I was happy and sad at the same time. Let me explain why! When I’d bid farewell to Bangalore a year back, to join XIMB, I’d convinced myself that would return to the Garden City by next summer for my internship. Now since the city was Gurgaon, I wouldn’t be able to go back home and hang out with old friends.

But then, very soon the monotony loathing, challenge seeking adventurist within me took control, and I was looking forward to the excitement of living in a new city, making new friends, and adding some NCR colour to my life.

I arrived here, the weekend before my internship was to commence and soon came to experience one of the most happening cities in India. The landscape here is primarily – Business/Tech parks, Shopping Malls, Multiplexes, Apartments, Restaurants and Pubs. Majority of the fortune 500 companies have their India headquarters in Gurgaon, and I would see about 50 of them on my way to office daily. Be it in a crowded shared auto carrying over 10 people or in an Audi A7, the city is always in a rush to reach the destination sooner, accomplish goals faster and drive for standards higher than what the past decade of unprecedented growth has set for it.

My Internship has been a very challenging and enriching experience so far. A typical week can be summarised as:
Monday to Friday: Research, Team Huddles, Mentor Catch-ups, Meetings, and Presentations
Friday night, Saturday and Sunday: Metro Journeys, Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurant Hopping and networking.

To summarise, I’ve enjoyed – waffles @wengers, tiramisu @Di Vino, shopping at Sarojni Market, and the fabulous friday parties at sector 29. Overall I’m lovin’ it!

About the Author:
Nihitha Davis
Intern – Mckinsey & Company, Gurgaon

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