Given the industry trends, the role of a Business Analyst has been hailed to be one of the premier positions in the corporate world for years to come. Shailja Sharma, student of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida has not only bagged the dream role but will start her career with an industry powerhouse like HCL Technologies. She may be heading south to begin her professional life in Chennai, but her career graph is on the up as she is set to reach for the skies. Here’s the story of her flight to the top.
Shalija came through four rounds of the selection process for HCL Technologies with flying colors. It’s the promising role that has her excited about the future. “I will be required to prepare a few important documents like Business Requirement and Functional Requirement documents. I will be bridging the gap between the IT department and the financial clients by delivering products,” she says earnestly.
There is a lot to look forward to for Shailja, but we rewind to the crucial placement process that included a GD round and three rounds of PI. She informs us that more than 40 aspirants appeared for the selection process. “For the GD, we were asked to discuss financial ratios while assessing the credit need for the firm. I was the first one chosen for the interview because I was told I did exceptionally well in the GD since I had examples to support my data,” she says proudly.
As a coordinator for Jaipuria Quiz League, you would think the PI would have been a cakewalk for Shailja. But she reminds us that it was entirely based on the word document given by the company and required three rounds for the final selection. “One of the tricky tasks of the PI was when I was asked to analyze the DSCR ratio based on the amount of loan they had given me. I did well but I wish I had prepared the document they had given us better,” she says candidly.
It was the confidence she had gained through presentations, mock GDs and PIs that saw Shailja through. Getting feedback from her faculty members every step of the way helped her assess her strengths and enhance her skills. “Our B School’s location in a corporate hub gave us a huge advantage. It has helped me start my career with this exciting profile. I want to make my way to top management and then mentor young professionals,” she reveals her plans for the future.