“I was always a bright and hard working student. I was keen on getting into the HR field and decided to pursue the PGDM to get more practical corporate exposure. JKBS was an informed choice because I had already heard a lot about the brand and the institute further honed my skills, making me what I am today.” These are the words of Swati Chaubey, student of the 2016 batch who has been placed with Umana HR Services Pvt. Ltd, Gurugram. Here she reflects on the two years gone by and how they molded her into a true professional.
Swati comes from an academically inclined family, which is why it’s not surprising that she had done her research before joining the institute. In hindsight she thinks it was the best decision she could have made for her personal and professional growth. Looking back she says, “It has been an interesting journey whether it was spending time with friends, working on projects, being competitive during presentations or being at your best at all times. It has been a tremendous experience and worked towards making me industry ready. The placement is the perfect conclusion to that process.”
On the placement preparation process, she talks about mock interview sessions, guidance from faculty members and presentations that helped her make an impression during the interview. “I was genuine during the interview and did indulge in any exaggerations. I offered them practical answers, which I think helped me in the selection. I also think the confidence I had gained through my two years at JKBS came through,” she says with a smile on her face. And why shouldn’t she be smiling; after all she has been placed in the field of her choice and offered an annual package of Rs. 1.8 lakhs.
However she is more focused on the experience she will get in her first job and use her learning at JKBS on a day-to-day basis. Just like her SIP with a start-up consultancy, The Corporate Generation Consultancy Services, Swati is ready to give her best in her role as a Management Trainee with her new employer. “Some of my responsibilities will be to source the CV, take telephonic interviews and follow up with the candidates besides maintaining the database. It will offer me a huge opportunity to learn and I will do my best to show my employer that they’ve made the right choice in picking me,” she adds confidently.
If there’s one thing Swati regrets at the moment, it’s the fact that she will not be able to hang out with her friends on her beloved campus every day. She goes over her memories, the bonds built with faculty members, and feels a tinge of sadness in having to leave it all behind. But she has final words of advice for her juniors who might want to make a career in HR. “If you want to work in this field then you will have to know your basics well. Be dedicated towards your studies and make sure you are learning something new every day. Pay attention to your internship because it will give you a lot of experience,” she concludes.