Do you aspire to work with the best of the best? Do you know what it takes to make it in the corporate world? How do you prepare for your dream career? How do you go about cracking an internship interview? Once placed, how do you make the most of your internship? We spoke to a few students of SIMSR, who have all bagged summer placements from top companies like Nestle, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Colgate, Piramal Glass and GEP. How did they crack their interviews? How did they fare during their internships? How did SIMSR prepare them for their stint in the corporate world? Find out in this video.
Summary of the video:
Isha Mathur, a PG Marketing student, speaks of her internship in Nestle. Her project involved collecting data regarding the sales of Nescafe and Milo ready-to-drink tetra packs. Utilising the various models she learned in SIMSR, she analysed the data collected and accordingly gave recommendations for how they could improve the sales of these products.
Santanu Mitra, an engineer and a fresher, had the privilege of doing his summer internship with JP Morgan Chase. Being a fresher, he had a steep learning curve. Having access to leading business journals in SIMSR kept him up to date regarding the industry. Being part of various committees, as well as having supportive seniors helped him tackle his internship with ease.
Varuna Hajela, a PG Marketing student, speaks of how she was always focused in wanting to do consultancy. Her seniors gave her invaluable advice that helped her crack her interview. Her internship with GEP helped her understand the industry better. She is looking forward to further exploring a career in consultancy.
Shrenik Karia, an MMS student, was certain about pursuing a career in operations. He joined a committee called “Forum of Operations and Supply Chain Enthusiasts”. He bagged a summer internship with the prestigious Piramal Glass. He gained incomparable experience that is helping him prepare for a leadership role in the future.
Stuti Bhatt, a dentist, decided to change her career path. One of the first questions she was asked during her summer placement interview was ‘Why?’. Having justified her switch sufficiently, she managed to get a summer internship with Colgate. Having worked as a dentist in the past, Colgate was the perfect company for her to intern for.
Get insights on how to go about your summer internships from students who bagged internships and offers from some of the top companies in this video.
1. Seek advice from your seniors for how to crack your summer placement interviews. They can also help you prepare for your internships by telling you what to expect.
2. If you have made a switch in fields, you will be required to justify it. Have an answer prepared.
3. Being part of committees and other extracurricular activities helps prepare you for real life scenarios in the corporate world.
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