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Geetika Goyal, the small-town girl from Moradabad, on the threshold of big success at Zomato

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Geetika Goyal’s is the story of a small-town girl with dreams of big cities. Born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, Geetika had the opportunity to spend 12 years in a hostel in Dehradun till she finished tenth standard. Thereafter, on the basis of sheer hard work and academic excellence, Geetika finished her engineering and joined Wipro. “I got placed in-campus in Wipro after finishing my engineering, and I worked there for a period of one year in the Hyderabad campus. But my working at a multinational company made me realise how important a management degree is in the work space.” So was the shift from professional life to academics once again and this time at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida.

She explored and got call letters from several management institutes. However, she chose Jaipuria Institute of Management owing to its excellent faculty, impressive infrastructure and campus, and student feedback she gathered from the alumni. “I chose Jaipuria over other colleges, because of the culture of education here, among other things”.

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An excellent student, who maintained a CGPA of 3.51/4 throughout her four semesters, Geetika was offered a placement with Zomato on the campus itself. She is joining them as Marketing and Sales Manager and is absolutely thrilled about it. “This job requires me to take up challenges on an everyday basis. It demands that I meet new people, talk to them, negotiate with them, and manage customer relationships. It will be fun while working because it fulfills my biggest hobby of meeting new people and building long-term relationships.”

In the current highly competitive environment, Geetika believes that a degree in management not only imparts learning, it also creates confidence in the employer’s mind during the process of recruitment. “A Masters degree in Management helps a company decide that you can run some part of their business with the course structure that you have learnt during your course. And the kick-start that you get in a job at the beginning lets you climb the ladder of success later, because the beginning is the first step of every person’s career. Once you start well, you are bound to create a bright future.”

Geetika attributes her success to a lot of people and factors, including her institute and faculty. “Several things worked in my favour — my ability to communicate well, international exposure during the Switzerland Exchange Programme, leadership skills that I displayed by winning various debate competitions, consistent hard work I put in to score 3.51/4.00 percentile in PGDM and, of course, my luck!” She has set her sights on becoming an entrepreneur, but she plans to work for some good organisations and gain some experience before setting off on her own.

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