Pre Term 2014: Chat with 'Super' Seniors
June 7, 2014

On 6th June, new MBA students from Batch 2014-2016 had an opportunity to attend “Words of Wisdom” a session with recent MBAs from FIIB Delhi. This session was facilitated by the college faculty, aiming to provide the new MBA batch a practical and transparent perspective about life at the college. Held in Q & A format, recent MBAs spoke from their real life experiences on the fundamental point of “What I wish I’d known… when I was in your shoes”.

The session began at the college campus with Prof Monica introducing the panel of select recent MBAs to the new batch of students, highlighting their achievements in both academic & placement process. Following it, the seniors talked about how new management students could improve themselves by learning from their share of experiences.

Plavon Bora (Ameriprise, Delhi NCR)was the first to address the student audience. He talked about his journey at the institute, where he was the co-head of Marketing Club, Class representative for his section and also a part of the college's FIIB Leadership Program (FLP) Cohort. He gave a lot of credit for his success to his faculty mentors at the college and also to the fact that he had availed the opportunities the institute had provided in every sphere. He then shared his life at AmeripriseDelhi NCR, where he has to work at night-shifts and how the academic rigor at FIIB facilitated his early adjustment at the workplace where work standards are pretty high. He also shared his experience of appearing at the interview for Ameriprise Delhi NCR, which comprised 5 interview rounds, and after the 2ndround- the interviewers had stopped asking about PGDM subjects and took to only behavioural questions.

Shreesti Ghosh (Lloyd Ventures, Dehi NCR) addressed next with her experience at FIIB Delhi. She shared that she had done her engineering and was quite clueless about MBA, but despite that, she was pretty keen on specializing in marketing. She said that because of her perseverance towards the subject she was able to do well and emerged the topper in that area. She had participated in every event, conclaves and seminars, had worked for NGOs and joined programs at the college during her MBA to further her skills and eventually got placed in a good organization. She also shared her experiences at her workplace at Lloyd Ventures Delhi NCR, where she has to deal in Telecom sector research reports to the company’s international clients and is working with very tough targets.

Bhuwan Chopra (E & Y) started on a very light note, where he was very honest about his average undergraduate marks in Engineering, and how during his MBA at the institute he was motivated to do well. He too had very actively participated in all club activities and conclaves facilitated by the college. He was especially thankful to the Business Communication sessions on GD organised by the college faculty, which had forced him to research more about the economy and the world, all of which helped him to get into E&Y. He encouraged the new MBA batch to work hard, but most importantly to enjoy studying at the college, because these are the best two years of their lives.

While talking about her working experience at Crisil, Sugandha Arora was upfront about the fact that attitude matters the most in organizations. While she was a part of Finance Club, FLP at the college and was the MBA batch topper, it was the all-round personality development that benefited her the most. She was also thankful to the GD training sessions at FIIB Delhi. The fact that she worked with different team members in her project work at the institute helped her to become flexible and a team player, and that has been most beneficial to her atCrisil. She even mentioned that while they were apprehensive about taking 2 exams a day during their MBA, it was probably that idea which has come to her rescue now at Crisil where she has to towards the end of every month work on four industry reports in 6 hours.

The discussion was then thrown open for the MBA student audience for Q&A. As the MBA batch of 2012-2014 of the college, enters into a new phase of their academic life, these wonderful words of wisdom from their seniors are definitely going to act as guiding principles. The session was followed by a friendly lunch at the college cafeteria. 

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