Ritu Sabnani had been placed with UCO Bank as Officer, Second Grade through the Placement Cell at Jaipuria Noida. She is currently a member of the middle management and is serving her one year probation period at UCO Bank, after which she will be sanctioned a permanent department.
Ritu, who hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan, took admission into the 2010-12 PGDM program at Jaipuria Noida and was awarded a scholarship of Rs. 50,000/- at that time. Passion about finance, she was excited about all the possibilities the school offered her and was able to immediately settle into the life of a B-School.
When asked her about her experience at Jaipuria, she says, “The faculty at Jaipuria was very good and helpful, especially Professor Aman Shrivastav and Professor Anurag Singh, who encouraged growth of knowledge and helped me through the 2 years that I was there.”
Ritu is extremely thankful to her college for playing an integral role in helping her find her first job. She is excited about the growth that lies ahead of her and believes that it is the faculty and the philosophy of the university that allowed her to acquire a job she otherwise would not have been able to. The support and advice that she received from the faculty members was invaluable throughout her placement experience.
She moves on to talking about the Mentor-Mentee Program and the Industrial Mentor Program offered at Jaipuria, Noida, “Through regular sessions and seminars, our Placement Head shared reviews of various companies. He guided us on the basic interview process that each company followed, and the type of questions that we would be asked during the interviews. Further, the mentors also helped us with our problems, as and when we faced them in college.” She further elaborates, “Sometimes students didn’t match the company’s requirement of communication skills, or the companies didn’t like the aptitude levels. So our college started conducting aptitude tests for our benefit. They conducted tests for 3 months for our practice, and in the second year, there was a faculty member, Ms. Bhandari, who was appointed especially for us to help us with our interview skills. She also worked towards improving the communication levels of the students. The permanent faculty has also given us support and would advice us on what we need to answer, and how we should express our views.”
Ritu’s only advice to her juniors is to leverage the intellect and experience of the Jaipuria faculty to learn, grow and succeed in life.