Banmeet Kaur of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida couldn’t believe herself when she got the news from the Amazon HR team! For few seconds, the world had silenced around her and all she could feel was a rush of maddening joy within. Her first instinct was to call her grandfather for all the faith he had placed on her, throughout. Banmeet reached out to her phone to make a call at home. After all, she has been chosen for her final placements by none other than Amazon- a #12 company on the 2017 Fortune500 list.
Leaving Agra, Banmeet arrived at the capital city in the year 2016. She wanted to pursue her Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida. She recalls spending sleepless nights researching on the kind of B-school she aspired to be in. The faculty pool and the corporate culture of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida were instant heart-winners for the girl with big, dreamy eyes. After all, a lot was on stake for Banmeet- her precious years, her quest for knowledge, her endless passion to succeed and of course, the dreams that wouldn’t let her sleep. Finally, after rigorous selection rounds- Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida had happened in the year 2016!
Almost Two years of PGDM went flying by and with four months still left before she graduates as a PG student- Banmeet Kaur of Class 2018 already has a job that any Management fresher would envy- Team Manager- Customer Service, Amazon. Ask Banmeet the pay package and she grins ear to ear, happy and feeling mega accomplished!
I believe Amazon would expect me to understand “People Management and draw heavily from my lessons in business/operations side of management and I must say- I feel ready!” How and why? “Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida made each one of us industry ready in ways. From putting us through group assignments to making us work in various clubs and committees, exposing us to numerous corporate sessions, enabling us to solve complex problems through international case-studies and tight course curriculum, the school left no stone unturned to help us reach our potential.”
However, of course, cracking a placement offer from Amazon could not just be all curriculum and academics. How did Amazon test Banmeet before rolling out the offer to her? “Oh the selection process was serious, rigorous and intense! I went through 4 rounds in total. While 1st round tested communication, customer obsession and bias for action, 2nd round was all about deep dive, ownership and data analysis. Things didn’t end there. 3rd round was about testing People Management skills, vetting how result oriented you are and bring problem solving abilities to the table…” and how about the final round? What did that test?
Banmeet took a pause, reflected and replied with a smile, “well, you need to make it through the first three rounds to know what the final round has in store!”