The placement process that concludes the PGDM program is a crucial phase in the life of any aspiring management professional. But for Anurag Kumar Jha of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore, the preparation for placement selection had already began the day he joined his institute. “The academic journey created the platform that enabled me to do well during the placement”, he says. “It equipped me with skills sets in keeping with industry standards.”
His tireless preparation has paid off, leading to his placement as a Territory Manager with Crystal Crop. Getting the news of his selection was an “out of this world” experience for Anurag: “I had always aspired to become a manager, which is why I chose to do my PGDM from a renowned institute like Jaipuria, Indore. I am glad, because it was the right decision that has pushed me towards my career goal.”
Elaborating on the learning experience at the institute and the preparation for the placement season, Anurag says, “The college placement team would carry out regular placement preparation activities. These activities gave me the confidence to do well. I began to believe in myself and decided to be as honest in the interview as possible. That’s probably what clinched me the job.” He also mentions the internship experience at Colgate Palmolive as a crucial factor. This experience gave him an inside look at the daily functions of a large corporation.
On the cusp of an exciting professional career, Anurag is looking forward to new responsibilities and making his mark with the management world. He is also filled with emotions as he looks back on the unique experiences he had at his institute. When asked if he has any advice for juniors, he says, “Take advantage of all the experiences the institute gives you. Believe in yourself and stay positive; the results will show.” They clearly have for him.