Posted on: May 30, 2015
“I have completed my PGDM and KIAMS has created a brilliant platform for my professional journey. So I should really be feeling over the moon, but it’s a bit gloomy and sad here because I will be saying goodbye to the campus, friends and faculty members who became my family,” says Shajeer, student of the 2015 Batch, who has been placed as a Management Trainee with CRISIL in Mumbai. He believes that his institute has paved the way for him and taught him life skills that will hold him in good stead in the future.
However, Shajeer is filled with nostalgia as he looks back on his two-year journey with the institute so far. While at the Harihar campus of the institute, Shajeer admits that every day of his academic life was filled with happy moments that he will cherish for a long time. He particularly recalls a presentation he made for his strategic marketing management class that won appreciation from his professor. According to Shajeer, moments like these instilled confidence in him and prepared him for the challenges ahead.
If you ask the Kerala boy Shajeer about the changes he has seen in himself in the last two years, he is quick to reply: “Oh, my entire world view has changed. A college of this stature gives you several opportunities to learn, gain insight and exposure. It’s definitely a student-driven college where everyone is working towards your betterment. But at the same time, you have to be on your toes and give it your best shot. It will help you manage things better and gain the skills that are imparted through novel teaching methods.”
Overall, he agrees that KIAMS has moulded him into a manager with a bright future ahead of him, and his placement as a Management Trainee with CRISIL is the first step in the right direction. Shajeer claims that he is geared up for the challenges and is ready to make his mark. “My stint at KIAMS has definitely prepared me for the job and things I will have to do there. My college offered me a solid background in equity research, which I will focus on at my work place,” says the driven and budding professional.
Although he is on the cusp of an exciting new journey, Shajeer reminisces about the fun moments at KIAMS, including those when the classmates had given each other nicknames that still stand today. He is grateful for these precious moments, along with the huge learning experience he has had. So, it’s not surprising that he asks his juniors to “make the most of every moment you get here. It’s a wonderful place, with both Harihar and Pune campuses being stunning. Utilize all the opportunities you get to your advantage.” As his placement shows, Shajeer is one to listen to, and his concluding words show that there is much to learn at KIAMS, both in and out of the classroom.