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For Sanchit Sawalkar, KIAMS was a training ground not only for the corporate world but life as well.

Posted on: October 1, 2016

Sanchit Sawalkar believes that a residential program like the one at KIAMS is truly special because it gives students an opportunity to bond like no other. While they have their individual battles and insecurities, they find strength in each other and as a team. For him, the Convocation Day is a celebration of that team spirit and dedication shown by the students to surmount their own challenges. Here he looks back on his two years at the institute and how they have shaped him as a well rounded professional.

Sanchit calls the Convocation Day a dream come true and is absolutely thrilled with the stunning event that KIAMS had organized for its students. But there was another dream come true moment for him when he got placed with Deloitte, Hyderabad. “The Convocation Day was very special because it made my parents very happy. And I think with the placement I managed to make them proud. Unfortunately most of my friends had to leave shortly after the Convocation, but I will be planning a celebration with them shortly,” he says with a smile on his face.

So have the batch mates shared any ideas about coming together? How do they plan to stay connected over the years? Sanchit ponders before answering, “Well, most of us are already connected on Facebook and Instagram. Whenever a batch mate does well in his career I can go to his LinkedIn page and wish him luck. You have to remember that ours was a residential program so we did practically everything together. We have been an integral part of each other’s lives and would like to keep it that way.”

According to Sanchit, his experience at KIAMS has been an extravagant one. He couldn’t have expected to get such a diverse and holistic learning experience from any other B School. He recounts it as he says, “I learned so much about teamwork, how the corporate world works, the way group dynamics work, how people change quickly and turn diplomatic, how they can go out of their way to help you. In many ways it was like I was getting important life lessons in a condensed form in two years.” He ends on a philosophic note.

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