The great reputation enjoyed by Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida and its PGDM courses has attracted students from all over the country. Kirti Maheshwari, who had done her BBA (HR) from YWCA Delhi, joined Jaipuria Noida with high expectations too. “I chose the institute because of the distinguished faculty, comprehensive learning process and the faith it has in students and their abilities,” says Kirti.
Jaipuria Noida has exceeded her expectations on all counts. “Through different responsibilities given to me, I discovered my potential on a daily basis and now I find myself on the threshold of becoming a professional,” says Kirti proudly. “Its practical, industry-oriented teaching and focus on latest infrastructure helps us immensely,” she adds. That’s another reason student’s head to Jaipuria – to boost their career prospects.
In a bid to give its students a real life work experience to enhance leaning, Jaipuria Noida organises Summer Internship programmes and Kirti got a “golden opportunity” to work with the HR department of Investors Clinic Infratech Pvt. Ltd. in Noida. The focus of her internship was ‘Employee Engagement Activities’ and Kirti says that she has learned a lot under the guidance of her industry co-ordinator, Ms. Tabassum Alvi.
From launching an in-house magazine, to writing articles on current affairs featuring motivational stories, to working on an Employee Satisfaction Survey, Kirti got a chance to handle numerous different jobs. But for her, the professional relationships she managed to build within the company remain the highlight. “I could interact with different levels of management in the company and got a better idea of how corporates function,” she says, “and that knowledge will remain invaluable to me.” Besides Ms. Alvi at IC, Kirti also mentions the contributions of her faculty mentor Ms. Shalini Srivastava, who guided her through the internship. She is also filled with gratitude for Ms. Prerna Awasthi, who got her the opportunity with the company in the first place. According to Kirti, the programme was challenging on two counts. “It took me some effort to make the shift from being a student to becoming a professional. I also had to learn to balance my work and personal life.”
For someone who loves to swim, drive and bake, these lessons are of great value for her long-term career. “I’ve also learned the importance of timeliness and getting it right in a superior-subordinate relationship,” says Kirti. With this experience under her belt, Kirti is raring to go. Her aim is to become a successful HR Manager with one of the top five companies in India, in the next five years.