Joel Mathew loves interacting with people, getting into their minds and figuring out the dynamics between groups. She wants to be an HR professional as she finds herself deeply interested in the study of human motivations and behavior. A final year student of PGDM HR & Marketing at Jaipuria Jaipur, she completed her B.Sc.in Botany, Zoology and Psychology from International College for Girls (ICG),Jaipur. Joel was already convinced by the reputation that Jaipuria enjoyed in her city, and an interaction with some of the faculty further helped her decide to join the institute. She describes her journey so far as fantastic. “Jaipuria has given me everything I wanted. To me, it’s my second home where I am led to walk upon the path of truth by keeping my ethics alive.”
Gravita India Limited, Jaipur, chose Joel for a summer internship. Gravita is an SME, and is one of the leading business groups in India operating in the field of manufacturingLead and its allied products. She interned with the HR department in the recruitment and selection vertical. Recognising the immense learning she got on the job, she says, “This internship really helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses while working in a corporate set-up. I even got a chance to sit on an interview panel with the company’s experts and that allowed me to experience the recruitment process from close quarters.” Joel thanks her industry mentor, Paritosh Vaishnav and Gravita DGM, Rohit Mathur for their support and motivation, without which she believes she would not have been able to complete her internship.
“The internship,” says Joel, “has made me calm and patient. I realised that I could survive adversity only when I kept my cool.” She also believes that interpersonal skills are a must to be able to do a good job and is grateful for all that she learnt about people, networking and getting the work done at Jaipuria. She also realised that the role of an HR person is crucial in hiring people who are the ‘right fit’ for the organisation.
Joel appreciates the effort Jaipuria is making to not only invite companies for internships and placements, but also to find the right internships for the students according to their areas of preference. “The college has made every effort to ensure that each student is placed in the right place. Some students even got placed with their dream companies, such as Fortis and Coca Cola. I was thrilled with my internship because I am focused on Recruitment and Selection,and Gravitahas provided a great start to my career.”
A travel enthusiast, singer and dancer, Joel aspires to establish herself as an HR professional in a reputed organisation. She is convinced that she is meant to work in that sphere and is working hard towards making her dreams come true.