Posted on: June 11, 2015
It was her interest in the business side of things that brought Shweta Shivhare to KIAMS to pursue the much talked about PGDM program. She admits that it was the reputation of the institute that helped her make the all-important decision, and feels that she has benefited immensely from the education she has received while studying at KIAMS. And things are just about to go a notch higher with her Summer Internship Program with Kirloskar Pneumatics Company Limited. SIPs are a crucial part of learning for management students and Shweta is geared up for its challenges.
She will be working as a Finance Intern with the renowned firm and will have to monitor the latest changes in tax policy, while keeping tabs on the company’s indirect tax profile. Shweta looks at her SIP as a huge opportunity to learn and discusses the importance of SIPs, saying, “It gives you a good idea about work culture in a professional organization. It is all about practical learning where you know how to apply the concepts you learned in class into practical life. It’s a great exposure to the corporate world.”
So what does Shweta expect to learn during her SIP and what are her thoughts on the work environment she will be in? “I am so excited to be working with a company like Kirloskar Pneumatics where I expect to find a progressive work environment,” she says enthusiastically. “I am looking forward to absorbing the work culture as I know it will prepare me for the professional challenges ahead. I think I am also going to relish the challenges I will face in my day-to-day work life because I look at them as opportunities to prove myself.” The reason Shweta feels up to the task ahead of her is because KIAMS has prepared her well for her SIP. In fact, she believes that every learning experience at the institute is geared towards creating industry-ready professionals. “Everything about the internship, right from the fact that it was in a place I didn’t know anyone in, was a big experience for me,” she says, with an air of optimism. “There is so much I have learned in the classroom, in addition to the practical training and different initiatives at the institute. Together, with this SIP experience I hope it will turn me into a well-rounded professional.”