Lively And Full Of Energy – MDI
Management Development Institute (MDI Gurgaon) has always been one of my dream B-School and after seeing the offer letter while nervously fidgeting felt almost surreal and too good to be true. Cut to the chase and it was my first day at MDI. The place felt lively and full of energy. I met many of the other first year students like me and we all conversed with each other, sharing our different experiences, our cultural and educational diversity along with the growing anticipation for the famous life at a B-School. We all roamed and discovered different parts of the campus and made ourselves comfortable with the new life. Talking about the new life, it was filled with rigour, consistency and perseverance. It showcased me the kind of personality and behavioural development is needed so as to face difficult challenges in the upcoming battles in the corporate world. But, everything was not all work and no play. Apart from the hectic schedules we all would get time to have fun clubs/committees session or just hanging out at our beloved Sharmaji Canteen at late midnight along with many event going on simultaneously. And one such event which is very much close to my heart is the annual intersection sports competition – KOK (Kings of Kings). It included many sports events and one such event was football. I am a football player but I got the chance to play football only till my 12th standards. During my time in undergraduate college also I was not able to play football at a regular basis and the same case happened while at work. So when I saw the chance, I decided to submit my name for the same. But later I found out that it was only for boys. Disheartened I was sure that these two years will also be no different than before. But MDI is always full of surprises. One of the senior who was coordinating the whole event discussed with me and assured me that they are ready to change the rules if I wanted to play. He also expressed his joy on knowing that a girl who plays and is enthusiastic about football is among us. Later I was also mentioned in a post by one of the rival team and appreciated for breaking the norms. It made me realize that MDI is truly a place which fulfils your dream and make you a part of its own – like a family and I feel truly blessed to be a part of this wonderful fraternity.
Aditya Birla Group: Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL)
Aditya Birla Group which is in the League of Fortune 500, is one of the largest and prestigious Multi-National Company. They have presence in more than 15 industries like Telecom, Retail, Cement, Carbon Black etc. But the industry that attracts me the most is their Fashion and Retail Company which incorporates brands like Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, Peter England, People, Pantaloons, Hackett London, Forever 21, Simon Carter, Ted Baker, American Eagle Outfitters, The Collective, Planet Fashion. Being a shopaholic, I myself feel much more connected to this segment of the industry and personally know the value addition and quality provided by these brands. If I ever got the chance I would like to be a part of this industry to know more about the different components at play and how they affect consumers as well as the company itself.