At Jaipuria Institute of Management, Soumya Srivastava got more than an MBA and placement. She got ‘hope’ – that from this point on, her career is going to be filled with success. Her final placement at Deloitte reaffirms her belief. In fact, her tag line for Jaipuria Institute of Management is ‘Where dreams come true.
Soumya’s dreams did come true. A Versant test, an aptitude test, and three rounds of personal interviews – led to the final placement of Soumya at Deloitte. The position offered to her is that of a US Tax Consultant with a package of Rs 6.75 lakhs.
Soumya Srivastava sharing her MBA placement experience
“At Jaipuria Institute of Management, we are taught to be ambitious and intellectually curious. But how do you synthesize your ambition, talent, and knowledge to get what you want in life? Jaipuria Institute is a great place to learn exactly this,” Soumya smiles.
“I’m really thankful to my college for placing me in a leading organisation like Deloitte during uncertain times like the current pandemic scenario,” Soumya says.
Soumya likes to be challenged and try new things. Hence, she batted tough questions during the interview successfully.
“Perseverance is the key. Always take a few moments to collect your thoughts before answering. Of course, being confident help. Watch out when answering, because the interviewer might trick you to see whether you change your answers easily or are resolute about the ones you give.”
When she got the news of her final selection, Soumya was at home. Instantly, she shared this news with her parents who were glad to have chosen Jaipuria Management Institute for their daughter’s MBA program.
She credits her achievement to her professors, who even during the lockdown phase were actively involved in organizing classes in online mode. “Most faculties were easily available for any doubts that we had. Studies were smooth this whole time.”
Speaking about her interview experience at Deloitte she shares that a lot of questions were on accounting and excel. Additionally, few personal and situational-based questions were asked too.
” A tricky question for me was when I was asked to mention a difficult decision that I have ever taken in my life,” she shares. Even though she instantly didn’t know what to answer, she composed her thoughts, took a few moments to think, and then answered it by saying – ‘It was difficult for me to make a career choice after 12th as I was confused between choosing B.Com or English Honours for my graduation’.
No matter how you perform during an interview, there is always a learning curve. Soumya has a message for the upcoming batch that “utilize time to strengthen your Excel skills. Take courses on your major like financial modeling and regularly read the news, as your general knowledge plays a major role in the recruitment process.”
“My advice is to get a job where you get real experiences. The more you know how to execute things early in life, the better. Think about where you want to be in your third job and find the first two jobs that help you get there.”
As Soumya starts her career journey to become a successful corporate leader, Jaipuria wishes her All the Best!