An engineer from BITS Pilani, going on to study at IIFT. Sounds pretty standard right? Harrshit's story is somewhat similar. But what makes him stand out among his peers is his drive and passion. As a BITSian, Harrshit moved out of his comfort zone to stand for the General Secretary elections and won, fine-tuning his own skills in the process. We see the same kind of determination as he studied Finance and learnt about Investment and Portfolio Management before making it to IIFT Delhi. Currently placed as an Analyst at JP Morgan Chase & Co., Harrshit's passion is clearly visible, which is why he features amongst InsideIIM's Best 50 - The Most Employable Graduates Of The Class of 2018-20. Find out Harrshit's unique experience in this article!
What does it take to work with teams and batch mates during b-school and produce the best results as well as make great friends? Hitesh Arora, featured as one of InsideIIM's Best 50 - the most employable graduates from the class of 2018-20, has some answers. From being challenged in b-school competitions to playing team lead and taking ownership, Hitesh has done it all. This IIFT grad has an interesting perspective on b-school, competitions and teamwork. Find out in this article why he features in InsideIIM's Best 50!
If you're focused, driven and goal oriented, there's not much that will elude you. When it comes to InsideIIM's Best 50 - The most employable students from the batch of 2018-20, we're looking at students with these inherent qualities. Because these are the qualities that make one a leader, whether in the corporate space, or as an entrepreneur. Anirudh, one of our best 50 from IIM K featured here today, displays these qualities in various ways. The most interesting aspect of Anirudh's answers? When he shares the story of leaving a cushy job to start his own venture. If you want to know what pushed Anirudh to take such a step and ultimately set him on a path of self discovery, check out this article.
Remember the famous dialogue from 3 Idiots - "When a friend flunks a test (fails an exam) you feel bad; but when s/he tops the test (and you receive mediocre scores), you feel even worse!." Something many a b-school student may have experienced for sure! Which is why Prashant Mishra, featured as InsideIIM's Best 50 - one of India's Most Employable Graduates is unique. Because during placement season, despite being placed in his first interview, Prashant chose to work with peers and batchmates in order to train them and help them bag an offer! Check out what motivated Prashant to be so selfless in this article!
How far would you go to help out people in need? Today’s story is about Mustafa Pitolwala, who actually went the extra mile to help out migrant workers during this lockdown crisis. Not just that, his answers reflect a deep passion for helping others, which just might be why he was placed amongst India’s 50 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020.
Being a leader is a difficult job, especially during this tough time of COVID-19. There are a lot of people expecting you to give them direction, and you do not have the privilege of making a mistake. Today, we bring you a story of a leader, a student body president at ISB, who not only went out of the way to provide temporary accommodation to ISB students during the lockdown but also raised his voice when there were few issues in the placement process. His determination and ownership in taking up difficult tasks placed him amongst India’s 50 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020!
Everyone has their shortcomings, but how many of them actually overcome them? Well, today we have someone who not only overcame his shortcomings but also went the extra mile to gain relevant skills, and helped others along the way. His drive has helped him excel in both life and career. This is the inspiring story of Murtaza Kapadia, who has been placed amongst India’s 50 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020.
Placecom is the place to be at b-school, right? But what do placement committee members do? How do they help their batchmates get placed? Meet Sayantani, one of InsideIIM's Best 50 - India's most employable graduates from the class of 2018-20. A member of placecom at MICA, Sayantani married her data analyst work experience with CV building needs and together with her team, worked on creating automated software to design CVs before placements. Pretty cool, right? Check out Sayantani's story and unique experience in this article.
If ever there's a story that reads like an excerpt from a book or sounds like a Bollywood flick, this is it. Thanuj wanted to help a friend in need for an educational loan repayment. He ended up facing local thugs for it. He wanted to get a more exciting project at work. He ended up essentially managing it and learning leadership, management and humility on the way. He couldn't pursue his MS in Computer Science in the USA, but ended up on an all expenses paid exchange trip to Switzerland and then to New York as a part of his 2 year MBA at SPJIMR. All these experiences culminated to land Thanuj as one of InsideIIM's Best 50 - The Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20. Read on to find out his interesting perspectives and journey.
Have you ever volunteered to help people from a less privileged background to yours? If you ever did, you would realise the immense time and attention commitment it entails. In this scenario, to juggle your own education or work, while teaching orphaned children to fulfill their dreams by showing them the basics of math, science and English, is not an easy task. Further to realise the value of education and opportunities it provides is an even tougher fact. But Prakhar from MDI Gurgaon did just such an act. Among various other reasons, this is one of the things that makes him stand out as InsideIIM's Best 50 - The Most Employable Graduates of 2018-20. Read on to find out how Prakhar leveraged his hobbies and made them into full fledged opportunities to shine!
They say little things go a long way. Your most insignificant move can have a significant impact on someone's life. So, how do you use this power? Our today's feature - Niloy Mukherjee, used this power to change the life of a boy who had hearing-impaired parents and was brought up in a shelter home. The boy wanted to study but was scared of math. Niloy was a guide, teacher and friend to him. He not only helped the boy with the fearful mathematics but also gave him the confidence to do well in the senior secondary exams. Niloy's need to help others and keenness on taking responsibilities got him placed in InsideIIM's Best 50!
Have you ever utilized your competencies to help improve those of others? Have you ever stepped up to your seniors when they were wrong, and left a positive impact on a larger scale? Well, Maharshi Chhaya has done both these things. Maybe that is why he was among the lucky few who were selected as India’s 50 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020.
Life is very uncertain. There are times you will have to take risks without knowing the effect it may have on your future. Today, we bring you a story of someone who hails from a small town in Jharkhand - someone who dared to have the MBA dream and found a place at one of the finest business schools in India - MDI Gurgaon. But to become what he is, he had to sacrifice many things. This individual's will to achieve greater things in life and his sheer resilience has found him a place amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!
People say "higher the risk, higher the return". But, how many of us are willing to take that risk when you have something comfortable also as an option? In today's feature, we present you Pranav Vaish. Losing his father to a chronic ailment, he was given the opportunity to take up his father's government job as a replacement. However, Pranav chose otherwise. He decided to do an MBA. Pranav's self-confidence and perseverance placed him amongst InsideIIM’s Best 50 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020.
A friend in need is a friend indeed. Our today's feature - Adarsh Ranjan takes the phrase to another extent. During his summer internship, his fellow classmate fell ill. There was a chance that she would lose grades on her project if she did not recover on time. So, he worked in the office late to work both on his project and prepare material for his friend. As soon as his friend recovered and joined the internship program, they worked hard. And guess what? They both got PPOs. Adarsh's ability to work in a team and his helpful attitude scored him a place in InsideIIM’s Best 50 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020.
Bhavya did not know anything about data science. But for his very first project, he decided to do his best and approached seniors to help him. Having published 2 research papers in top tier international journals, Bhavya's dedication to the career of his choice is clearly visible. This dedication, and the mental aptitude to take on a new project to it's completion sees Bhavya featuring as InsideIIM's Best 50 - India's Most Employable Graduates of the class of 2018-20. Read further to find out Bhavya's story!
As an introvert, Jason Cardozo failed at networking. Once he realised his failure though, he decided to tackle the challenge head on. He decided to learn by practice. And today, while he's still practising, this MDI Gurgaon graduate managed to organise events and music fests in college! Whether it be his mindset to face his shortcomings, or his ability to understand the nuances of mis-communication, Jason proves that he's eligible to be featured as InsideIIM's Best 50 - The Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20! Read on to find out just why!
We at InsideIIM are storytellers - stories of those who've faced failures repeatedly, those who've gotten up for a split second before being thrown back to the ground but eventually using their grit to come out on top as winners and, more importantly, as survivors. Today, we bring to you yet another story of someone who has come from very humble beginnings, has faced tremendous challenges in life, but has gone on to achieve what many in this country only dream of achieving. This is the story of Ameer Iqubal - an IIM Bangalore Class of 2020 graduate whose sheer will power and determination have found him a place amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!
You will encounter many different types of people in your life. There are ones who rarely question things, and there are others who go on to change the entire system to make things work their way. Today's feature, Zaid Merchant, is the latter kind of person. Zaid considers himself a very tech inclined individual. He dreamt of having an all-night hackathon in his college. In the beginning, almost everyone, right from his team members, faculty, principal, SVKM management opposed the idea. But, his perseverance and problem-solving attitude helped that dream come true. And therefore, Zaid landed InsideIIM's Best 50 - The Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020. Read on to know more.
Out of all the teachings and learning the world can offer, the knowledge of self is the most neglected. It's only in recent times where emotional intelligence and empathy are being talked about more frequently and openly. Humans are extremely emotional creatures. We act and react without understanding the consequences of our actions and reactions. So, instead of ignoring them or getting away with them, we should learn how to harness them for the good of self and community. Today, we have someone who is able to do exactly that. His exceptional knowledge of the self and ways of using it in a business context has found him a place amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!
Ever wondered how some people can do it all? Excel at your academics, extra-curricular, and help others while doing all this? Today’s story features Shloak Chopra, from IIM Kozhikode, whose story is bound to motivate you to do more. Be it academics, social service, or extracurriculars, Shloak has worked hard to excel in all of it. This is probably why he was placed amongst India’s 50 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020.
An engineer who fell in love with finance at BITS Pilani, Anwesha went on to study everything from portfolio management to risk analysis and investment banking, etc. Once Anwesha discovered her love and passion for finance, she left no stone unturned trying to understand different aspects of the BFSI space. So enamoured was she with this subject, Anwesha worked hard to crack the CAT twice to pursue an MBA from IIM Indore. This focus, dedication and passion are what bring Anwesha to be featured as one of InsideIIM's Best 50 - The Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20. Find out how she landed up at 3 bulge bracket banks in this article!
We all go for routine health check-ups. Most of the time we are occupied with only our health; only a few have the empathy to look into the problems of others and do something about it. Today, we bring you the story of a young girl of class 8th who went to an eye clinic for a checkup but came back home with an idea to open an NGO that does regular health checkups for the elderly. Growing up with the idea she desires to revolutionise the healthcare system in the country. Her drive to do good for the community along with gauging her own professional success has found her a place amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!
Placecom. Every b-school student wants to get into the placement committee at some point. But what does one actually do as a placecommer? Pratik Sharda was curious too, and having worked in different types of clubs during his engineering days, decided to attempt getting into placecom. When his scores started suffering, Pratik decided to buck up and get his act together. From 8.50 GPA, Pratik managed to score 9.20 GPA in Term 6. This self awareness and dedication is what landed Pratik on InsideIIM's Best 50 - The Most Employable Graduates of 2018-20. Read to find out what placecom is all about!
It takes a special kind of person to get out of his or her comfort zone and work towards a new, solid goal. But in 1st year of MBA at IIM K, Akriti and her team decided to do just that. With classes, summer placement prep, resume verification, pre placement talks, projects, etc., Akriti and her team decided to participate in the TBLA case competition. One of the only 2 teams participating from 1st year, they ended up becoming national winners of TBLA 2018. This attitude sees Akriti become a part of InsideIIM's Best 50 - India's Most Employable Graduates of The Class of 2018-20. Read to find out her story!
Receiving multiple PPIs from large, prominent investment banks and financial organisations is no mean feat. What's even more remarkable is clearing CFA Level 2 exams and MBA term exams, as well as the summer placement season all at once. But Abhishek Jain from JBIMS Mumbai managed to do all this and more. What's more, he also started his own YouTube channel to further create awareness about finance and investment banking! All this has ensured Abhishek a place on InsideIIM's Best 50 - the list of the Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20. Read and find out his story!
Letting go of personal, self interest and acting for the betterment of others around is an ideal we are taught diligently. But it's a completely different matter putting this ideal into practice. Whether it is gracefully letting go of career aspirations to be able to deal with personal and family trouble or willingly let go of a job offer so that someone else can benefit, Ritika Jha, featured as InsideIIM's Best 50 - The Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20, has done it all. Read her extraordinary story of a career pivot, a winning attitude and recognising ones' strengths and weaknesses accurately in this article.
A career decision is probably one of the most difficult decisions we ever make in life. Why? because this can affect our future. Hence, most of us end up choosing a comfortable option since it pays well, or has better career prospects. But, does it spark your passion, does it make you love your job? Most of the time we don't consider these options at all. However, today's feature on InsideIIM's Best 50, Sana Azeem is different. She is someone who gave up the coveted Business Management course seat for Human Resource Management because she was passionate about labour laws. Sana is someone who knows what's right for her and is not afraid to work towards it. This quality of her found her a place amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!
We all have these passions and interests that we want to pursue. But, then life throws us in various situations and we end up not pursuing them. For today's feature - Aaditya Kaul, it was a medical issue. However, he did not let that problem dictate his life. He went on to pursue his passion for music, and later marketing. What made him so brave and relentlessly persistent towards his goal? Find out why he deserves to be InsideIIM's Best 50 in this article. Read to know more.
For some of us, an MBA is a choice for others it is all or nothing. Our today's feature Vasundhara Singh dreamt of IIMs from a very young age. She even shaped her academics and co-curricular accordingly. After her undergrad, she joined EY and worked 13-14 hours along with her CAT prep. She even resigned from the company during the last mile of her CAT journey, when her company refused to give her a study leave. This determination and focus towards her aim placed her amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!
There are times when we are so intrigued about something that our thirst for more knowledge is never ending. We can either beat the books in the library or we can get right into the source, understand its application, and gets our hand dirty. The latter was the more knowledgeable route that today's feature, Aman Killa, took. He developed a strong interest in finance during his undergrad. He felt so consumed by the concepts that the library was not enough. He joined an NGO called Bandhan to understand what happens in the grassroots. His courage to pursue his interest and his open to learning attitude scored him as a place in InsideIIM's Best 50 - India's Most Employable Graduates of The Class of 2018-20. Read to find out his story!
You need a lot more than just the power of persuasion to make other people take the right socio-economic decisions. For today's feature, it took not just determination, but also patience and good intent to convince a mother of 3 girls and 1 boy to send all her kids to school (and not just the boy). Saloni's compassion and the need to do good for society has found her a place amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!
What do you do when you're really interested in a subject or truly passionate about it? Most people would endeavour to learn more about the subject and gain expertise. But Shubham, featured today as InsideIIM's Best 50, went one step further. After clearing CA IPC, he decided to share his learning and passion in the form of a blog, videos, learning resources, etc with his fellow aspiring CAs and peers. This mindset also made him join Voyage Capital – The Investment & Equity Research Club of IIM Indore. All this ends up making Shubham one of the Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20. Read to find out more!
We all have goals that we want to achieve. Divya Surana's goal was to climb the Himalayas. But, extreme body pain on Day-1 of the trek made her want to quit the program. Divya didn't let the physical setback get between her goal and managed to complete climbng 12000 ft Summit. Her bravery and determination to pursue her goals have found her a place in InsideIIM's Best 50 - The most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20.
How do you conquer a deep, long lasting fear of heights (acrophobia)? Some might say you get therapy. But Chinmaya, featured as one of InsideIIM's Best 50 today, took it step by step and tried different adventure sport activities to get over this fear. Starting out with bungee jumping in Rishikesh to going for long treks, Chinmaya successfully conquered his deep seated fear. And this mindset makes him one of the Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20. Read on to find out his story!
Food is a basic human need. However, we don't think twice when we are wasting food, especially in those extravagant marriages. Jaskiran Kaur, our feature today, identified this problem in her city and decided to do something about it. She started the Feeding India Ludhiana Chapter. Most times they would get calls from hotels and marriage halls around 12.oo AM to 4.oo AM in the morning. She would often give up on her sleep, and CAT prep time, to make the cause successful. Her drive to "do good" and the initiative to "give back to the community" placed her in the list of InsideIIM's Best 50 - India's Most Employable Graduates for the class of 2018-20. Read more about her story in the article below!
Whether it's taking the initiative to better organisational processes, or having the clarity to make landmark decisions that impact your career, a good leader needs to always stay aware. Not only these qualities, a good leader is also someone who communicates exceptionally well, making people around them feel at ease. All these qualities happened to be the reason, our feature today, Kshipra Dwivedi won the Best Intern Award at JSW MIP in 2019. These qualities are also the reason for Kshipra to be featured as InsideIIM's Best 50 - The Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20. Check out her story in this article.
When one is offered or selected for a prestigious position or role, most of us tend to appreciate the recognition. It takes an insightful person then, to realise that his or her skills would be more aptly leveraged in a different setting, and refuse the responsibility. But that is just what Tushar, featured as one of InsideIIM's Best 50, did. His ability to see areas that needed improvement, and to work diligently towards setting up a system in place to not just benefit his own batch, but also the future batches, ensures that he has a place as one of The Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20. Read more about his experiences in the article below!
What do you do when you're told you're committing professional suicide by choosing to pursue an MBA in HR after earning your spurs as a CA? For Surabhi Sethi, featured as one of InsideIIM's Best 50, the answer lay in her own gut instincts. With a deep passion for organisational behaviour, people management and planning, Surabhi found herself yearning to pursue an MBA in HR. And despite naysayers telling her to take up "the more respectable finance route," she did not budge. This clarity of though and action ensure that Surabhi emerges as one of the Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20. Read her story in the article!
Life is very uncertain. Hence, the same uncertainty seeps into our perception of our own self. But, there are a few moments in life that define you and makes you who you are. For Simran Ahluwalia, featured today as one of InsideIIM's Best 50 - The Most Employable Graduates from The Class of 2018-20, it was when she did a solo backpack trip from Pondicherry to Paris and Rome. Find out what Simran learnt from those experiences and how they enriched her as an individual.
When you have the option to have fun, relax and do some fun stuff, would you rather spend that time coaching and mentoring others? There's not many people who can do so. But our feature in this article, Anirban did just that. His ability to see beyond his own interests and passion for his favourite subject, supply chain & ops landed him a place as InsideIIM's Best 50 - one of The Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20. Read on to find out his story!
It is hard to give away a convenient life for your dreams. Many are not ready to take that risk. However, Ameya Marathe, our feature in this article, gave away a lucrative Senior Analyst Role at the Market Risk Technology Division of Goldman Sachs to pursue his MBA dream! His ability to take calculated risks and devotion to his work found him a place at InsideIIM's Best 50 - The Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2018-20! Read on to find out more about his journey.
Getting into an IIM or a top Indian b-school promises you immense exposure. But what makes a b-school student an exceptional talent that recruiters vie for? What are the qualities that make a b-school student employable? If you are asking these questions, we've compiled a list of India's Best 50 - the 50 Most Employable Students From The Class of 2018-20. These students stand out because they show focus, determination, courage and leadership. One of our Best 50 featured in today's story, Dinesh R, found himself out of an offer 2 days before his internship started. Find out how he bounced back in this read.
Sometimes you need to go out of your comfort zone to experience something completely new. The decision to take that risk is hard. Today, we bring you a story of someone who hails from the capital city - New Delhi. She had an easy and protective upbringing. But she didn't let that comfortable lifestyle get in the way of understanding the harsh realities of the world and take risks to learn new things. This individual's courage and iron-strong will that landed her amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!
There are times when you are thrown into uncertain situations. And these moments could make or break you. While most of us will like to choose the "make" option, the hard work that goes behind 'making it' is immense. Today we bring you the story of a person who went for an exchange program to the US. The initial few months were a struggle because he was an Asian, a vegetarian and had a different educational background. In order to cope with it all, he went above and beyond. During his last month, he was given the honour to be the ovation speaker on campus because of his achievements. His determination and never-say-no attitude found him a place amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!
The first time we ever make a career decision is after class 10th, where we choose our field of Interest. But how many times have you heard this, "If you have good grades, then go for science. Commerce and Humanities are for losers."In today's feature, we have Advik who had an inclination toward finance and business at a very young age. But, when his parents, relatives, teachers and even his friends told him to choose Science, he said, "NO!" and thanks to that decision not only did he make it to IIM Indore but he also got an exciting role at Byte Dance. Advik's courage and the will to go against the "norm" landed him a place amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!
Life is all about giving and taking. You give up on something, and chances are you get something more fruitful in return. But, what happens when the stakes are too high? What if you risk losing your financial and social standing? Can you imagine being in that situation? Today, we bring you someone who said 'no' to the promotion and risked financial instability in the family, just to do an MBA. This individual's courage and determination to fulfil his dreams landed him amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!
They say, "If you fall once, attempt again." But at what cost? Today, we bring you someone who made two consecutive risky decisions to pursue his passion for supply chain and lean thinking. His knowledge of "knowing what is best for him" and the innate desire to make processes better landed him amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!
Going to a different country with a different language and culture can be a difficult proposition to adjust to. And if you are going to a different country alone then it is scarier still. Today, we have someone who travelled to 4 different countries in Europe without a mobile network plan. His daring attitude and interest in trying new things found him a place amongst India's Best-50 Most Employable MBA Graduates!