Mission To Save Business – Monika Shah, IIM Udaipur

Whenever we think of an institute like an IIM it widens eyebrows of many and a thought process suddenly awakens and roams around words like intellectual, seriousness, high package, great managers, future CEOs etc. A total contrast from an IIM’s student perspective. For a student like me, it has been a journey from the spiritual capital of India to the Venice of India, from Banaras to Udaipur. The shift has not only been in terms of geographical location but also from a world where life was at peace, at ease around the ghats near the Ganges gauging the world from a perspective of searching meaning of life and my purpose of life, to a place where the culture taught me to think and take action. Putting my first stepping stone towards the corporate life is what I consider a stage of transformation in my life.

Life here although is very challenging and serious, but that encourages and gives us reason to take up challenges like a boss. A boss that is quick, on point, quirky, intelligent and a total nerd. We enter our classrooms as a small school kid but as the classes proceed the level up of knowledge makes us feel like a king. Each day is realisation of new me, a special me, we feel like a superman or a wonder woman who is all ready to go on a mission where the world of business is in danger facing losses, high competition, corruption etc. hitting them like a monster and everybody is in a hue and cry situation. We the supermanagers are getting ready to save the business world from the monsters and various levels. So we are teaming up, and thus choosing our specialisation in marketing or finance or operations or human resource. We want super managers to take the charge and rescue the world through a strategy that would beat the competition the monster.

In a high-pressure cooker like IIM, we are boiled to the level that will provide the right kind of taste and nutrition to the required places in the business world we want to go into. In order to maintain a balance in the lifestyle, our campus provides us with all the facilities for keeping ourselves calm that help us to focus more on our goals. IIM Udaipur’s beautiful campus is located in the lap of Aravali hills in the South of Rajasthan. A campus in the hills what else would a student would expect. The cold breeze and the greenery of the mountains motivate us to be stiff, focused, and committed towards our objectives in life. The aim is to be rich and then make the world rich.

Which ABG company would I want to work for and why?

I would like to work with the marketing team of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited., as I am specializing in marketing domain also I have a mass communication background which will give me an edge in the marketing department. Existing advertisements and promotions of ABGLP is one of the most creative and engaging in media, therefore, working with a team who is behind all these successful campaigns is no less than a dream come true for a candidate like me. The learning opportunity is huge and lots to contribute and since I like to do serious work with creativity, therefore, this profile is best suited to start my career.

IIM Udaipur Placement Committee

IIM Udaipur, established in 2011, focuses on three pillars of academic excellence, research and career growth for its students so as to provide a transformational journey. Email: placecomm@iimu.ac.in