IIM Bangalore, TISS Mumbai, XLRI, And IIM Rohtak Bag Honours – Summer Saga 2018

Every year at InsideIIM we conduct the Summer Saga, a competition wherein students from B-Schools across the country share their exciting and insightful internship experiences. We receive stories from all functional areas, be it Consulting, Marketing, General Management or Human Resource Management.

This year, we received a whopping 178 entries from students of premier business schools of India who penned down their 60-day journey as a summer intern in the corporate world. The internship experiences showcased top companies as well as fast-growing start-ups, and even a few social organizations.

While the Summer Saga is a competition, it also serves as an excellent repository for on-ground experiences of students in the corporate world; a repository of immense value to future batches of management students, as well as aspirants looking to gain admission into top B-Schools.

The Judges – 

The judges for Summer Saga 2018 were –

  • Sandeep Nainwal, Principal University Relations Partner, Flipkart

 

  • Malvika Assija, Campus Lead (India), Nestle

Selection Criteria – 

While evaluating the various entries, the judges bore the following criteria in mind:

1. How interesting and engaging is the content?

2. Does it add any value to the reader?

3. Is it comprehensive?

This year, we put the results in the hands of the participants, giving a total of 50% weight to the number of Unique Page Views (UPV) on an entry. Therefore, the more a story is shared and viewed, the more points it entry gets. The other 50% of the weight was in the hands of our esteemed judges.

Combining the scores by the judges and the UPV, the top 25 internship stories were shortlisted, out of which 8 stories were outstanding and were picked as winners.

The Results – 

The results for Summer Saga 2018 are as follows –

Since none of the entries from Operations & Supply Chain domain made it to the list of 25, it was decided that no one will be awarded under that category. Instead, 3rd and 4th prize winners were selected for Marketing & GM and Consulting & HR since the quality of entries was very high in these two domains.

Banking & Finance – 

  1. Jatin Nagpal
    Jatin is a student from IIM Bangalore and has bagged the first prize under Banking & Finance domain for his internship experience at Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s leading investment banks. His article also had the highest number of Unique Page Views in the competition, reaching close to 3000 viewers! You can read about his internship experience here.
    Jatin is a B.Com (Hons) graduate from the Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University. He loves playing tennis and is learning to swim.
  2. Siddhesh Suhas Salkar
    Siddhesh is a student at IIM Rohtak and has bagged the second prize under Banking & Finance domain for his internship at Arcesium, a post-trade technology and professional services firm. Read about his internship experience here.
    Siddhesh holds a B.E. (E&TC) degree from Goa Engineering College and has 3 years of prior work experience in developing software for investment banks.

Human Resource – 

  1. Vivek Ranjan
    Vivek is a TISS Mumbai student and has bagged the first prize under the Human Resource Management domain for his internship with the Aditya Birla Group. In his internship experience, Vivek tells his internship story, providing the most intricate details and in-depth analysis of his entire experience. For his efforts, Vivek managed to gain the 2nd highest number of Unique Page Views, reaching close to 2000 unique viewers!
    You can read about his detailed internship experience here.
    Apart from being a 2nd-year student at TISS, Vivek likes to watch movies, read books of different genres and write short stories. He is also an educator at Unacademy. South Indian dishes are his favourite. He strongly believes in the concept of MOOC, likes to learn new things and wants to tour different countries across the world.
  2. Pranav Kumar
    Pranav, a student of XAHR, bagged the second prize under Human Resource Management for his internship experience at Philips Lighting. His internship story has is one of the most liked stories in Summer Saga 2018, which can be attributed to the fact that in his article, he provides invaluable preparation tips and learnings to future management students.
    You can read about his internship experience here.
    Pranav has previously worked with EY and is a B.Com (Hons) graduate from Delhi University.
  3. Deepak Jaiswal
    Deepak is a TISS Mumbai student and has bagged the third prize under Human Resource Management for his internship experience at General Electric. Read about his internship experience here.
  4. Riddhi Kalra
    Riddhi is a 2nd-year student at IIM Trichy and has bagged the fourth prize under Human Resource Management for her internship experience at The House of Hiranandani. Apart from being a winner at Summer Saga 2018, Riddhi was also a part of the InsideIIM Student Team.
    Up there with one of the most liked stories in Summer Saga 2018, Riddhi’s article covers in detail her internship experience.
    You can read her article here.
    Riddhi is a BBA graduate from M.O.P. Vaishnav College For Women. At IIM Trichy, Riddhi is a member of the External Relations Committee. She enjoys reading novels and is an amateur guitar player.

Consulting – 

  1. Shashank Sethia
    Shashank is a 2nd-year student at IIM Bangalore. In his article, he explains in depth about his internship experience at the Middle East Offices of The Boston Consulting Group, one of the oldest and leading Consulting firms in the world.
    You can read about his internship experience here.
    Shashank is a Chartered Accountant and has previously worked with organizations such as P&G and Deloitte. He also attained AIR 13 in the Company Secretary exam conducted by ICSI.

Sales & Marketing – 

  1. Roshan Desai
    Roshan is a 2nd-year student at XLRI Jamshedpur and has bagged the first prize in the Sales & Marketing domain for his internship experience with ITC Limited.
    Titled “Kolkata Diaries: Learning With ITC”, Roshan has illustrated in detail his KITES internship experience at the ITC Limited. He lists out the various lessons he learnt at ITC and explains his bond with the company.
    You can read about his internship experience here.
  2. Tamal Datta
    Tamal is a 2nd-year student at IIM Bangalore and has won the 2nd prize in the Sales & Marketing domain for his internship at Airtel. What makes the article interesting are the 10 lessons that Tamal enlists for Sales & Marketing interns. With a mix of humour and priceless tips, this article makes for an excellent read.
    You can read about his internship experience here.
    Tamal is a former Systems Engineer at TCS. Apart from being a management student, he makes “solid presentations and amazing Bengali chicken curry.”
  3. Shruthi Sharma
    Shruthi is a 2nd-year student at SDA Bocconi Asia Centre and has bagged the third prize in the Sales & Marketing domain for her internship with The Ferrero Group, Italy. In her article, Shruthi talks about her experience as a part of an FMCG giant and imparts great internship tips to her juniors.
    You can read Shruthi’s internship experience here.
  4. Anshul Shenwai
    Anshul is a 2nd-year student at IIM Kozhikode and has bagged the fourth prize in the Sales & Marketing domain for his internship experience with Bajaj Auto. You can read about his internship experience here.
    Anshul is an NIT Nagpur graduate and has previously worked with Larsen & Toubro.

General Management – 

  1. Rohit Garg
    Rohit is a 2nd-year student at IIM Rohtak and has bagged the first prize in the General Management domain for his internship at the United Nations, one of the world’s largest and most influential multilateral intergovernmental organizations.
    Titled “Travelled Continents To Build Nations At United Nations”, Rohit gives an insight into his internship at UN’s Head Office in New York, making it one of the most unique internship experiences of Summer Saga 2018.
    Read Rohit’s UN experience here.

Campus With The Most Enthusiastic Interns –

There are enthusiastic interns and then are XUB interns.  From XIMB to XSRM, we received 20 entries from the students of XUB, out of which Pranav Kumar of XAHR bagged a prize as well.

We congratulate all the winners of Summer Saga 2018 and wish them luck for the future!

Read all the interesting and insightful Summer Saga 2018 entries here.

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