My Love – MDI

I would like to describe my experience of the academic and cultural atmosphere of the first month as an MBA-HR aspirant at MDI Gurgaon being a fresh engineering graduate from SRM University, Chennai. It all started when I first entered the campus of MDI Gurgaon on 12th of June. I was awestruck by the beautiful lush green campus, dotted with trees and sporting magnificent red brick buildings. But, coming from the 250 acre campus of SRM University, the 37 acre campus felt tiny in comparison. I started to find very contrasting scenarios at MDI compared to that of my undergrad engineering college. Anonymity was an obvious consequence in SRM with a batch size of thousands. People hardly knew each other’s names, everyone stayed in their own circles and there were hardly any opportunities for socialization. Compared to that, MDI felt like a close-knit family from day one. Everyone in the hostel helped each other out, even in the initial days. Here at MDI, it is hard work at all hours, even from day one, but we bonded with each other over our struggles and somehow this made it much easier. Classes started in a few days and we were put in a rigorous academic schedule filled with case studies, tests and presentations. It took a little time but I am slowly getting used to the hectic life of an MBA aspirant. I expected that as usual class will soon form its own internal groups. But, it was different this time, owing to all the activities we did in classes and also the Inter-Section competitions, which brought the whole class together and we experienced real joy and power of unity. Another contrast from the atmosphere of a typical engineering college was the friendly and helpful attitude of all the seniors and faculty members, who extended us their full support to help us get settled in the college. All in all, it has been a thoroughly enriching experience here and I hope to learn and experience a lot more in the coming months.

The Aditya Birla Group is a huge brand with multiple learning and employment opportunities. If given the chance, I would like to work with the Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. (ABFRL). This company is the result of recent consolidation of different subsidiaries of the ABG, aimed at bringing the top retail brands and fashion formats together. This has created India’s largest Fashion Lifestyle industry with an array of opportunities to learn and grow.  I would like to be part of such a group to use the learning opportunities therein and use my skills gathered as an MBA aspirant for mutual growth of the company and myself.

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