MDI Gurgaon students share Internship experience
While summer internship is the period which offers MBA students opportunities to get on the ground and learn the real life challenges of management, it also prepares them for their future endeavors.
Careers360 brings here internship experiences from students of MDI Gurgaon. While working with well known brands, these budding managers share key challenges that they faced while executing their internship projects and the key learnings from their summers. While all of them talk of conducive environment of their respective organization and mentor support, they say work pressure and strict deadlines hardly worried them amidst the learning opportunities they had during their eventful internship period.
We bring you snapshots of their internship experiences:
Sonakshi is an engineering graduate and she is currently pursuing her post graduation in Marketing. She interned with Dabur this summer.
Key challenges: To understand the market, its changing trend and reasons for it. To identify need gap and suggest the product satisfying that need, understanding consumer behavior during research.
Key Learnings: Steps followed and rigorous researches done before coming up with any concept. To critically evaluate each and every parameter of research to get correct insight
Sareen is an engineering graduate with experience in IT industry. Currently, he is pursuing his post graduation in Human Resources. Sareen did his summer internship with Reliance Industries Limited, one of India’s biggest conglomerates and a fortune 107 company with a size of about 23,000 employees. He worked on a project in Corporate HR division of Reliance.
Key challenges: Liasioning and helping several other teams understand the technical and operational requirements during the course of survey research
Key learnings: How projects are executed in a large conglomerate at a strategic level and their effect on the employees. Leveraging technology to take business decisions
Careers360: While your internship, how were you connected with your academic mentor at your institute?
Sareen Vadlamani: I believe that reinforcing the practical experience with academic fundamentals creates a strong professional foundation. While working at Reliance my academic mentor provided me with support and guidance which helped me link real-time situations with theory and in turn increased the quality and impact of my deliverables.
Careers360: How was your interaction with other employees during your internship period? Would you like to come back to the place for a job?
Sareen Vadlamani: I thoroughly enjoyed the company of my colleagues and fellow interns at Reliance. At a professional level it was a great learning experience and I gathered plethora of insights from them. Also I admire the culture of Reliance and surely look forward to working there.
Nalini Malik is currently pursuing HR specialisation at MDI Gurgaon. She has previously worked with Deloitte Consulting at Bangalore after completing her B.E. in Electrical & Electronics from BIT Mesra. She interned with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare this summer at their head office in Gurgaon in the HR area.
Project summary: My project was related to end-to-end career management of one of the divisions of GSKCH. The project was spread over a period of two months with two rounds of evaluation. I was given full ownership of my project.
Key challenges: Conducting primary research, aligning tools with existing systems & processes at GSKCH
Key learnings: Importance of networking - developing a personal rapport with people facilitates information collection, nitty- gritty of an FMCG, Integration of HR processes with business, strict adherence to deadlines
Careers360: How did your corporate mentor at internship help you execute the project?
Nalini Malik: My mentor trusted me with my creativity & knowledge. She supported me in all my endeavors and gave me full autonomy to execute my project. After successful completion of my internship she helped me structure my thoughts and also with my final presentation and evaluation process. She believed in me throughout the journey and that really motivated me a lot.
Siddhant Jain is a commerce graduate from St.Xavier's College, Kolkata and a Chartered Accountant. He completed his CA in May' 13 before joining MDI Gurgaon in June in the same year. At MDI, he has opted for dual specialization in Finance and Marketing. Hedid his internship in the Investment Banking Division of JP Morgan. The company has 18000 employees in India and over 2,50,000 worldwide.
Key challenges: Investment Banking is very dynamic. One event happening somewhere in the world and you would see the valuations of your target moving by millions of dollars. Also, for the right advice on the strategic and financial fit, getting the right information at the right time is indispensable. So information gathering was a major issue but that is applicable to this field we work in. New valuation methodologies and metrices did leave many of us baffled initially, but then with time we really got a grasp of it.
Key learnings: Attention to Detail, Working under strict deadlines and long working hours.
How the smallest of information could be so critical so as to make or break your pitch.
As long as you are happy with the people working around you, you wouldn't mind stretching your limits. It is not work anymoreâ¦ it becomes fun!
Careers360: How did your corporate mentor at internship help you execute the project?
Siddhant Jain: JP Morgan has a strong mentor-mentee program. Every activity of mine was monitored by my mentor. At the same time, I wished to keep him in the loop of whatever I was doing, as it got me sector insights and invaluable advice not just for work but otherwise.
Careers360: How was your overall experience during internship period?
Siddhant Jain: I had a blast working with co interns, my team and the senior leaders. The environment is too friendly and conducive to fostering collective thinking. If given an opportunity, I would love to go back to the same company.
Neelanjan Bhattacharya is a B-Tech graduate in IT, having worked at Infosys for about two-and-a-half-years before joining MDI. He is currently pursuing Marketing specialization. He did his summer internship with Castrol India Limited for a period of two months.
Key Challenge: Taking the classroom learning to the real world was a challenge
Key learning: A good work culture can make a difference in productivity and overall output
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I am expecting 96-98 percentile in CAT 2020 based on my mocks. I have 89.8% in 10th and 71% in 12th and 68% in M.Tech Integrated Biotechnology (No work ex). Are these scores realistic to convert new IIMs and other colleges like MDI, SP JAIN, IIT etc?
Congratulations for your mock tests score.
The cut-off for top institutions depends upon your background, if you are an Engineer, you are required to score 99 percentile for top 10 colleges of India for MBA which includes IIM A, IIM B , IIM C etc. And if you are from non engineering background then 97-98 percentile also may works for you (general category).
As your 10th and 12th score is also good, you have great Chance of getting Interview calls from old IIMs and definitely from new IIMs too, also Colleges like IMT Ghaziabad, MDI gurgaon will definitely gives you an interview call if you apply for them with 98 percentile.
As currently you are scoring 96-98 percentile, try more hard and don't panic in exam, you may score more than 99 in actual exam.
I hope this information would be helpful for you.
All the best for your bright career ahead.
CAN I GET INTO MDI GURGAON WITH 96 PERCENTILE IN CAT. I HAVE 94.5 % IN ICSE, 95.25 %IN ISC, 7.8 SGPA FROM ST XAVIERS KOLKATA AND 0 WORK EXPERIENCE?
You have a descent profile though the graduation score is a little concern but overall your academics are up to the mark.
At 96 percentile, you stand a very good chance of getting admission to MDI Gurgaon. Generally, one gets a call from MDI at 95 percentile however for the final convert , 96-97 percentile is observed as the score.
All the best.
With 10th percentage 93.1, 12th percentage 90.4, btech cgpa 6.62, what chances do i have of getting a call into top iims, fms, mdi with a CAT score.of over 99 percentile?
Considering your Academic profile and CAT score for predicting selection in top IIMs is not sufficient. The selection depends on given factors:
- CAT scores
- Work Experience
- Gender Diversity
- WAT and Interview
- Academic Scores
- Overall profile
And being a General Engineers Male candidate, you must score above 99.6+ percentile for increasing chances of selection in top IIMs and FMS. With good performance in Interview and considerable work experience chances increases automatically.
For further doubts, ask us.
Does MDI murshidabad accept MAT score. Please tell me about its placements
MDI, Murshidabad is one of the top emerging B-School offering Post Graduate Programme in Management with specialization in Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Finance and Human Resource.
Admission to MDI, Murshidabad is done via CAT,candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their details in application form and CAT scores, followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview a one of the centres.
Foreign / OCI/ PIO/ Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries applicants are considered for admission on the basis of their valid GMAT scores.
In the year 2019, highest package has been 12 lakhs per annum, average package was 9.03 laks per annum. Prominent recruiter has been ICICI Bank, SBI Life Insurance, Reliance Industries Limited, Tata Class Edge,Oyo, The Linde Group,Ken Research,Capital Via Global Research Limited (Investment Advisor),Ipsos etc.
For more details, you may visit the official website at https://www.mdim.ac.in/placement
what is the CAT cutoff for NMP 1 year in MDI gurgaon?
First of all, let's just look at the eligibility criteria for the NMP program:
1. 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in 10th and 12th.
2. 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in UG from a recognized University.
3. Minimum of 5 years post qualification work experience.
The cut-off for MDI goes till around 94-94 percentile for last year (2019) and for 2018 it was around 90 for the general category students. MDI also consider the GD and PI score for calculation and evaluation. Here, is the link for other details: