We asked Kakul on the necessity or relevance of PGDM today and pat came his insightful reply- “Initially everyone has to learn from scratch. The organization is new and industry unknown. It’s when you have spent a few years and grown in the company, you need to draw on educational concepts and apply them to situations to be able to deliver solutions and innovate. It is during this struggling phase that your PGDM comes most handy to you”, shares Kakul Sharma, a PGDM General alumni of 2008-10 batch from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida.
Kakul is currently employed with CCS Computers Pvt. Ltd as a Business Development Manager for the Defense Vertical. He handles a considerably large turnover and is excited about his work and it’s potential. Success at work, Kakul feels, is a function of confidence, a go-getter attitude, “Successful work performance is about concepts, confidence, and personality. When you go to any customer, or any presentation, you should have that confidence that ‘I can do it’. Once you pass out from a good business school like Jaipuria, you are bound to have the confidence that I can stand on this platform and face my audience and customers, I can succeed in this work culture’.”
Work environment is becoming increasingly competitive and economy tough. Kakul advises that a program like PGDM is extremely relevant and helpful in today’s world, “There are challenges on an everyday basis, and a professional training like one provided by Jaipuria can help a professional perform optimally.” Kakul’s competencies include knowledge of market study, analysis, research, pre/post sales analysis, competitor analysis, strategy creation for marketing and ground level activities, evaluate key indicators like market analysis, volume & market share development, penetration & target fixation, maintain & enrich portfolio of products, and good communication skills.
Kakul has a work experience of about five years now. He describes his journey as a fulfilling learning experience, “It has been a good journey. I worked with Sunpro Integrated Communication Services Ltd prior to joining CCS computers. Both organizations have taught me a lot and I believe I have been able to contribute significantly as well”. He is a young inspired professional who is motivated to find his professional dreams. He values hard work and believes success is not incidental, it is based on the effort a person puts in. His advice to the students is “The only mantra to be successful is hard work. There is no other alternative to hard work. Either you do the hard work today or you will have to work hard tomorrow!”