Right from school, our career decisions are influenced by our peers - which streams to choose after 10th, which colleges to apply to, which MBA institute to chase, which companies to get placed at, and so on. But most of us miss out on one key aspect while choosing what to do with our careers - hearing from someone who has been in our shoes before. This thought also reverberates in the words of this seasoned investment banker and former Director at Merrill Lynch, who believes that if you truly want to move up in your career, you cannot aspire to be at the level of peers. Here's a message from him to you.
Harsh Parikh is a Chartered Accountant, an IIM Bangalore alumnus, and a seasoned investment banker who has been the Director-Investment Banking at DSP Merrill Lynch, before moving on to becoming an entrepreneur.
Through the Investment Banking 101 series, Harsh wants to talk to you about:
- What investment banking really is, and his journey to becoming a seasoned i-banker at a top firm.
- The life of an investment banker - he will take you beyond the curtain of glamour and money in investment banking, and will present to you his experience as investment banker.
- Becoming an investment banker - what skills you need, how to get those skills, how to use those skills, and what career routes you can open up for yourself with these skills.
- What happens inside of a deal - ever read about those deals worth an obscene amount you wouldn't know how many zeroes to put behind? Harsh will take you behind the scenes of such massive deals, and the hard work that goes behind each one of them.
You can check out the outline of his sessions below!
|Session 1||June 21
|7 PM Onward||What is Investment Banking,
Investment Banking in India,
Harsh's Journey in the business
|Session 2||June 22
|7 PM Onward||Life Of An Investment Banker|
|Session 3||June 23
|7 PM Onward||How To Be An Investment Banker?
Career Routes and Hard Skills
|Session 4||June 24
|7 PM Onward||What Happens Inside a Deal|
|Session 5||June 25
|7 PM Onward||Case Studies|