After completing his B. E in Computer Science, Seemant Vadnere decided to take a gap year before opting for his PGDM program at Jaipuria, Indore. It was a question that he bound to face during the placement season. “I spent the year taking competitive exams including IBPs, RRBs, POs for different banks but I wasn’t able to clear them. But I was destined to get chosen by a bank after the opportunity Jaipuria, Indore gave me,” he says euphorically after getting placed with IDFC First Bank for a plum package of Rs. 8.2 LPA. He tells us how his two years at the B School helped him bridge the gap and took his career to the place he always dreamed of.
The fact that Seemant wanted to make a career in banking was evident from his strong preparation for the IDFC First Bank’s selection process. The competition was intense as 450 candidates appeared for the placements. Aptitude test, Group Discussions, and Personal Interview rounds were conducted with topics and questions that tested his composure. “My group discussion topic was ‘why scams like Nirav Modi happen in India?’. I entered the discussion at a crucial moment and directed it to the right direction. It was a tricky task since 10 – 12 of us were a part of the GD but I handled the situation well,” he says going over the events.
Being a National level sports player, Seemant is used to improvisations. He relied on those skills during the GD and the personal interview later. He also talks about the role-plays during the classroom sessions, which prepared him for the moments where he had to think on his feet. Frequent presentations built his confidence to execute his ideas. He will take those skills into his professional life where he will start as a Management Trainee / Assistant Manager. “I will have to enforce bank regulations, oversee bank security measures, monitor financial activities, and review reports. I feel like I have been working my way up to these challenges,” he says strongly.
Part of his job profile will also involve gaining and retaining customers’ trust. Seemant says that studying on the diverse Jaipuria, Indore campus has helped him understand different perspectives while boosting his communication skills. He will dig deep into the resource of skills he has gained to make a lasting impression. “One thing that has made a big impression on me is the sense of social responsibility here. I have joined an NGO that helps less privileged students in their studies and training to guide them to successful careers. It’s something I want to be involved in all my life,” he concludes thoughtfully as he embarks on his promising career path.