Posted on: May 12, 2017
While it’s a known fact that KIAMS moulds future professionals that are appealing prospects to recruiters, there are some students who think beyond the placement. Ramakanth Prasad of PGDM Batch 2015 – 17 is one of them. He asserts that he has been picky during the placement process because he believes his B-School has prepared him for the best in the industry. He is confident that he will secure a good position, but until then he remains grateful for the overall transformation his management institute has brought about in him.
Imbibing decision making skills
Ramakanth is an engineer with a year of experience in the industry. But he was interested in gaining managerial experience and arming himself with the skills and tools needed in the corporate world. That’s the reason he decided to pursue his PGDM from the reputable B-School. “One of the highlights of learning at KIAMS is that you are never spoon fed. Faculty members will always be around to support you but you are encouraged to find solutions to situations yourself. It’s a valuable experience at an early stage of our careers,” he says.
Confidence to go for bigger goals
But in spite of the institute bringing out the best in him, Ramakanth hasn’t been placed like his contemporaries. There have been offers, of course, but Ramakanth believes he can be selective in the placement process. This is due to his experience at KIAMS: “KIAMS has transformed me and made me a much better professional. I believe I will be selected by a bigger company in a more suited job profile. In fact, I have been for interviews where I was told that I am overqualified. Hence, I am being choosy and know the best will come.”
Enhancing professional skills through SIP
Ramakanth has also gained in confidence thanks to the Business Immersion program. He reminds us that like other B Schools where the internship lasts for about two months, at KIAMS it was a four-month program that offered him first-hand industry experience. “For the first two months of my program, I worked with JSW Steel Banari, Karnataka and later with Kirloskar Numetic company, Pune. My skills have been sharpened in both these places and I know that I stand out from the crowd and can make my mark in the industry,” he adds.
Journey to the position of privilege to choose
Thanks to his learning at KIAMS, Ramakanth believes that he is in a position to take informed decisions rather than going through laborious processes. He also has informed advice for his juniors as he reminds them not to be stubborn about picking a job in a particular specialization. “You will find many domain verticals overlapping and at the end of the day, you will be involved in decision-making process. There is no point being rigid because tomorrow you might find out where you want to go and take your career to that place.” That sounds like a man who definitely knows where he is headed.
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