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A talk with alumni of 2012
13th October, 2012 - Day 3, Antragni! A mood of festivity as well as inquisitiveness. This eagerness was all about our chance, batch of 2014 to have an informal session with our super seniors, batch of 2012.
Few of them namely Aayush Jain, Isha Sood, Paridhi Mutreja, Prashant Jain and Rubal Mehta came to cherish the occasion of Antragni. After having stepped into corporate life, this was their first occasion to visit the Alma Mater, to refresh their memories. Indeed it was a great opportunity for the batch of 2014 as well, to be able to interact with them and gain from their experiences.
Many questions were gobbling in our minds when we started the conversation with them. These alumni have already been through the phase we are in, empathizing best with us, they tried answering all our questions. Questions covered a wide gamut specifically catering to the scope of consultancy for students of operations, relevance of work experience and a match of it with MBA courses, best portrayal of experience during job interviews etc.
Prashant Jain, who is currently working at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC India), told us that in his whole MBA program, he was always trying to make his work experience count and make the best use of it through the MBA program. He was finally able to achieve this by doing related internship and preparing well for interviews.
Aayush Jain, Paridhi Mutreja, Rubal Mehta, currently working as consultants at Deloitte, and Isha Sood, who is working at Infosys, shared their views on consulting as a career and also how the results are expected from them in short duration.
All of them enjoyed sharing their experiences at IIT Kanpur, with us. They talked about not only the excellent infrastructure and learned professors, but also about how they used to make last minute presentations and assignments.
MBA is not just about working hard to get a highly paid job, rather it is an experience, a journey towards learning more and better. They asked us to be proactive and concentrate on studies as this is definitely going to impact one's career options to be taken in future. They motivated us to make the best use of this 2 year span not only academically but also to groom ourselves completely.
Altogether, it was a great learning experience for us. Looking forward for more such enlightening opportunities in future!
Tulika Awasthi Lead Coordinator Alumni Relation, PR & Media MBA 2012-14, IIT Kanpur
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