Summer placements and summer internships are an exquisite part of MBA learning. It's like a teaser for the film you are looking forward to. For the 2019 batch, our film is going to release later in 2021 after a breakthrough teaser of 2020 which has turned the entire world upside down. We, the batch of 2019 are the virtually experienced batch, completed our summer internship via virtual platform. For me, it was nothing different. I interned at Infraline Energy, an information solutions consultancy.
As already said, summer placements forming an exquisite part of MBA journey, it involves rigourous preparations. You just enter your college and the word that just comes out of everyone's mouth is "summers". The tough nights, the sessions of group discussions and interviews brings out the confidence in you in any rough circumstance. You will taste the flavour of what it is to sit at a management position of a firm just by managing the asperities of academics and placements simultaneously.
I was a fresher looking forward to my summer internship to get the real taste of the corporate culture but due to unforseen cicumstance virtual meetings, discussions, presentations and virtual working became the main ingredients of my internship. It was really enriching bringing out the overview of the corporate culture of my company, working on the project with the mentor and the senior management gave a holistic knowledge of what its about to be part of any corporate culture, plus my project paved the way for knowing one of the most profitable sector of the future, Indian solar industry. My work in the sector made me gain the insights and nuances of the sector. Virtual learning and working is going to be the new future, where adapting to it is the only way to excel in the field we have chosen.
MBA life is a roller coaster ride but with proper set of friends, the life becomes an amazing adventure you never want to miss. My first year on campus was nothing but a trail of anecdotes. Here is a small piece of advice to the junior batch, build a world of friends that resonates with you, they will make your life beautiful, you will start loving the days and evenings of stress and pressure. Also, MBA is a 2 year period of opportunities at your door step, unleash your potential and grab the momemts. These two recommendations will make your MBA worth the time and money.
Now, the only thing remaining for both the batches is to be back on campus replenished with lots of zeal and enthusiasm to witness what future beholds. Wishing everyday for the day to come!