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“SCMS Cochin School of Business has made me confident enough to take on challenges and succeed in my internship.”

                                                                                                                                                                      Nithya Mariam Joy
PGDM Batch 23

nithyaSummer internships are where management students like me learn the code of conduct for the industry and corporate world. Hence, it’s an important training ground where I will get to learn about the ins and outs of working in an organization. I am grateful for this exposure to the corporate world that SCMS Cochin School of Business has offered me. Right from day one at the institute we have been prepared for an entry into corporate life.

I chose to do my PGDM because I wanted to make a place for myself in the corporate world. I understand that there is intense competition today, which is why I wanted to choose the best B School for me. I learned about SCMS Cochin through one of my seniors and then read a lot of positive things about it. That helped me make my decision and I am happy that it has been a smart one.

Today, I feel that I have been offered the best platform to walk into the corporate world. My internship with Shriram Life Insurance will be the next step in that direction for me. I am looking forward to working with the company, where I will be responsible for selling several of its products. I feel confident that I will be able to deliver on the tasks assigned to me thanks to the training I have received at my institute.

One of the most important things I have learned at SCMS Cochin is punctuality, and it’s something I will maintain during my internship. Being on time at your work place is actually the best first impression you can make with your colleagues. I intend to maintain a healthy working relationship with them and hope for an environment where I get to learn a lot. In fact, internships are a great opportunity to learn from experts, which I hope to do.

Through this internship I also expect to enhance my management and communication skills. Of course, I have learned a lot about them during my first year at the institute, but now it’s time to put things into practice. SCMS Cochin has opened up a whole new world for me where I learned to free myself of my inhibitions and go after new challenges. I also got so many exciting opportunities to interact with industry professionals through various sessions. Their success stories have inspired me to carve out my own path, which in some ways will begin with this internship.

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Posted by on September 11, 2015 in Internship


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“Internships give you valuable insight into the corporate work culture before you actually start your career.”

                                                                                                                                                              Geethu Tressa Mathew
PGDM Batch 23

GeethuI feel like my summer internship with Whitefield Motors Pvt. Ltd. is going to be the beginning of a whole new chapter for me. I am anxious, but I also feel comfortable in my space. I will be working as an Intern in the finance department, which will give me a huge opportunity to learn about the day-to-day functions of a finance department. One of my key responsibilities will be to study the inventory management, and I will also gain exposure to the company’s sales division.

Even though I will be working primarily in the Finance department, I will also gain an understanding of different streams, which is something I am excited about. I have always wanted to be a well-rounded professional and I believe I can do that through the experience I will gain during this internship. It’s an important learning experience for all management students because it teaches teamwork and leadership skills.

I want to make an impression at my workplace and I think I can do that by being systematic and staying updated with the latest trends. My experience completing assignments in a timely manner at SCMS Cochin School of Business should help me in this regard. I have also learned quantitative skills, which are now going to be put to the test. In addition to learning about how management concepts are put into practice, I want to learn about how employees interact in the work place. The latter, I feel, is an important part of becoming an industry professional, and one that students gain important exposure to through the internship.

One of the important aspects of learning at SCMS Cochin has always been communication and interpersonal skills. There are a lot of activities held at the institute throughout the year, which help us fight our stage fright. I am going to build on that experience and ensure that I am able to communicate my ideas with my colleagues in the best possible manner. The group activities we go through at our institute also teach us a lot about teamwork, which is another aspect of working in an organization. These are challenges that I am ready for, thanks to my institute.

Yes it’s true: SCMS Cochin has taken special efforts to make sure all of us are ready to take this first step into the corporate world. Be it through Business Research Methods (BRM) that give us useful insight or Written Analysis and Communication (WAC), the institute has enabled us to present a clear account of ourselves during our internships. I see it as a stepping stone towards being an industry-ready professional and I will put my best foot forward in order to capitalize on this opportunity.

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Posted by on September 11, 2015 in Internship


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“Internships are the real-life, real-time training ground for management students.”

Erlin Philip

PGDM Batch 23

10461347_1523639767854061_7705157143586685332_nSummer Internships are important for management students because we gain experience working in a corporate environment before turning professionals. So, it’s a real world training ground for us. Internships also offer us an opportunity to test the management concepts we have learned in the classroom. Knowing how they are applied in the industry makes them more relevant and relatable.

I am quite excited about my internship with Mannai Corporation where I will work in Project Management in the Network and Telecom sector. I expect to be a part of the project management team and will be handling certain responsibilities. I want to give a good account of myself and set a good example. I believe I can make an impression by delivering on time and offering suggestions when asked.

I stand to gain a lot from the internship as I will learn how to behave in a corporate environment. I want to gain insight into what is required of management professionals and being a part of a team. It is a fiercely competitive world out there and I will learn to give it my best shot. I think I have been prepared well for this challenge by my institute and am equipped with leadership, and collaboration skills, which I will showcase through my work.

After doing my schooling in Doha, Qatar we moved to India and I completed my engineering here. But I was keen on making a career in management and had heard a lot about SCMS Cochin School of Business. My husband also encouraged me to go for the PGDM program because it is fast paced and in keeping with the current industry scenario. I think it has been a really fruitful decision for me so far.

SCMS Cochin has exceeded all the expectations I had, and I have to admit, they were quite high to begin with. But my time at the institute has taught me to set goals for myself, prioritize responsibilities and manage my time well. Different initiatives like IMLP, PDP sessions and OBT have been a huge learning experience. They have helped me get over my stage fright and boosted my overall confidence.

I am truly grateful for the mentorship program started by the institute. It allows six – seven students in a group to get special attention from a mentor. That kind of coaching and training is of great benefit to management students and it has molded me to a great extent. I have also made good friends at the institute so far and we are constantly pushing each other to do better. It has brought out the best in me and I am excited because there is so much more to come.

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Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Internship


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