‘How has your life changed after coming to Indore from Jhansi?” Ritika Agarwal was asked during her placement interviews for Deloitte Advisory. Though the PGDM Batch 2018 – 20, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore student claims that it was the trickiest question she faced, but the answer came from her heart. After all, the quiet, inhibited student of her batch had grown in confidence and was on a high as a future professional. Her candid submission with conviction bagged the offer with the global giant. The rising star takes us through her journey of ascent.
The placement process was grueling with several rounds of interviews, including the final round with a telephonic robot. But Ritika was up to the challenge and picked by the corporate powerhouse. “They asked me how I was different from other candidates, and I think that’s something you need to prove with your answers. As far as highest package is concerned, my preference was job profile and company. Selection with Deloitte Advisory is an all in one deal for me,” she adds with a smile.
The B. Tech, Computer Science graduate remembers her early days on the campus, which fulfilled her desire to live and function in a highly professional environment. Ritika asserts that she was constantly stimulated because everyone around her was equally passionate about the corporate world. “Organization visits, guest lectures, presentations, discussions, debates, simulations and interschool competitions were preparing us for the corporate environment. As a coordinator of the CSR committee, I got involved with blood donation, Kerala flood drives, which made me a more aware and responsible person,” she says thoughtfully.
Ritika also remembers her internship experience, which has given her the confidence to perform as a professional. In a bid to build on her previous IT background, she had grabbed the opportunity to intern with Hvantage Technologies. The internship inadvertently, also encouraged her to keep reading to stay abreast with the latest in the field. “You constantly need to update your knowledge bank to stay on the top of your game. I have realized that during my MBA and then through the internship. As an Associate Solution Advisor I will have to identify complex business risks and find out methods for internal control to mitigate those risks. I will be researching, organizing and analyzing data with a team of analysts. I feel ready for the challenge and am raring to go,” she says as her professional dreams take flight with her placement.