Posted on: February 21, 2013
“At kiams it’s more because you not only study but you gain from the experiences every day. The way it is done keeps you in touch with the way people think and what’s going on around you and how to do things and how people affect each other and how you can ‘optimally utilize all your resources’ – that is what the course teaches you.”
And he credits what he learned with landing his plum position as a channel sales representative with SBI Life Insurance.
Leading up to his interview for the position, Bharat said: “I prepared myself everyday as I would go through books which weren’t related to studies. Then I tried to understand how people sold something every time successfully and why. Relationships with friends and faculty at kiams teach you a lot about how to handle people.”
For Bharat, his time at KIAMS has been enormously rewarding. From friends who have shown various ways a problem can be solved to the wonderful faculty, KIAMS has given Bharat a platform where he could explore the world the way he always wanted to. He cited in particular Dr. V.S. Pai who he termed “a true rock star” among faculty.
There were some challenging times though, one of which was the summer internship when he had to travel two months through Sangli, Tasgaon, Bijapur, Miraj and Pandarpur. All turned out well in the end, he said and the journey proved to be a “revealing experience” in the area of job calls in the field.
Bharat hails from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. He comes from a family of businessmen. He chose to come to KIAMS to gain all the skills needed to run a successful business some day. His advice to current KIAMS students is “unless they work with dedication and stay in touch with what’s happening outside it’s going to be very difficult for anyone to get a good profile and a good brand to work with.”
KIAMS Batch 2011-2013,
Placed with SBI Life Insurance