UPES students bag pre-placement offers
Five School of Business students have bagged pre-placement offers at companies like Amazon and Markreo. They credit the support and training received from the university for this early success in their career
Akash Jindal, Shisheer Aswal, Harsha Gupta, Devi U Nair, and Ucchita Sharma of the School of Business at UPES have bagged much-coveted pre-placement offers at companies like Amazon and Markreo. They credit the training and mentorship received at the University for this early success in their career. Below, they describe in their own words, their learning experience at UPES and explain how the support they received from the University has played a key role in their achievement:
Akash Jindal, MBA International Business (IB) (2019-21)
Akash Jindal was selected for Amazon’s Summer Internship Programme (SIP) 2020. The process, he says, was thorough and diversified. “I completed my SIP 2020 at Amazon, India, as a Team Lead (Intern) for three months in the Logistics and Supply Chain sector, which gave me a rich experience in the field. Overall, in order to really align with the industry, it becomes crucial for management students to be engaged in internships to understand the nitty-gritties of corporate aspects and develop managerial skills,” Akash says.
Shisheer Aswal, MBA Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) (2019-21)
Shisheer Aswal says he is thankful to UPES
for providing personality development lessons, which prepared him for the
internship at Amazon. “Being an intern in Amazon was a great learning
experience. I am thankful to UPES and the career services for providing the Personality
Development and Executive Communication classes, which not only helped me in
cracking the interview and the aptitude test but also helped me conduct myself
through the internship, making my pre-placement offer possible,” he says.
Harsha Gupta, MBA LSCM (2019-21)
Harsha Gupta says that the MBA LSCM program helped her evolve into a team player. “UPES provided me with domain experience during industrial visits. The methodologies adopted by the faculty were quite interactive and inclined towards real-world scenarios,” she says. Explaining his internship at Amazon, she says that UPES provided her with “the breakthrough opportunity amid COVID-19” to intern as Team Lead with Amazon. “I was placed at a last-mile station and learned about its operations. I was assigned a project on Routing Adherence. I implied the various strategies of Route Optimization, which improved the delivery performance at my delivery station regardless of the pandemic,” she explains. Eventually, she bagged a PPO from Amazon. “Lastly, I would say, as it works in logistics, so it does in life. It’s all about the right opportunity at the right time and place,” she adds.
Devi U Nair, MA Energy Economics (2019-21)
Devi U Nair describes her journey at UPES as wonderful. “The faculty has been a strong support and guide for me throughout my journey to PPO,” she says. Nair credits her course subjects as well as free access to Coursera for enhancing her research and market analysis skills. “This definitely acted as a stepping-stone towards getting a PPO,” she says. “The internship helped me in getting practical knowledge and applications. Within seven months, I did three internships. Each time I gained new knowledge and came to know where I lacked. I tried to improve myself with the help of the faculty and office mentor and it was because of their guidance that I was able to perform to the best of my capabilities and secured a PPO with Makreo Research and Consultancy,” Nair adds.
Ucchita Sharma, MBA LSCM (2019-21)
Ucchita Sharma describes the learning environment at UPES to be “congenial, promising, and thought-provoking”. She attributes her success in gaining the pre-placement offer to her hard work and the guidance and assistance provided by her faculty.
“The faculty at UPES are academically accomplished. Insights into industrial, logistical, and corporate nuances couldn’t have been better explained,” Ucchita says. “UPES emphasised the need for practical exposure and facilitated internship for me at Amazon and Sarvodaya Infotech. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, UPES provided effective guidance till the students received placement offers. I shall forever be grateful to UPES and all my mentors for instilling the confidence in me to enter the professional arena,” she adds.
(With inputs from Preeti Aneja, Assistant Professor, School of Business)