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‘Bloom like a rose in a world of cactuses’

Rashi Gaur says the secret behind her success is the confidence developed during her education years at Apeejay institutions



For Rashi Gaur, the Apeejay Education Society is a hallmark of trust, togetherness and progress. The Apeejay institutes have played a huge role in each and every stage of her student life. She completed her senior secondary education from Apeejay School, Mahavir Marg, and then her graduation from Apeejay College of Fine Arts in Jalandhar. Finally, she finished her student life with an MBA degree from Apeejay Institute of Management and Engineering Technical Campus (AIMETC) in Punjab. In a fun and offbeat interview, the current training manager at Tata AIA Life Insurance mentions how  

You manage 3 branches all by yourself. That must be a lot of work?

I am handling 3 branches in Punjab. So, I also have to travel a bit sometimes. There is a lot of work. I manage the branches, align the different sales teams. I have to strategise them for their daily targets. They are all mostly employees who are above 40 years of age. Then I manage the product sessions and the IRD examinations. My day starts at 9 am and ends at … there is no fixed timing (laughs).

What inspired you to choose this field?

In AIMETC, I found a fascination for this field. After my course was over, I got a call from ICICI Bank and my professional journey began. I have also worked in Dubai in an insurance company. So, I have a lot of exposure in this field. I am 29 years old and am the youngest training manager in the entire Punjab. 

Apeejay Education Institutions have played a huge role. Why such trust in Apeejay?

This is like asking a religious person about where God resides. For me, Apeejay has been the foundation stone in my career. I have interacted with different people across different age groups and experiences. I have seen that their level of education is lower than that of an Apeejay student. Apeejay has the highest education level . They work on basic concepts and language.

In any industry, communication skills are most required. Mine were all polished while I was at Apeejay. I was the sports captain and I learned team management through that. 

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

In the next few years, I see myself as a cluster training head in my field.

One piece of advice for all Apeejay students?

Participate in maximum no of extra-curricular activities. Boost your confidence in these years!  Bloom like a rose in a world of cactuses. Without confidence we are nothing and Apeejay has boosted my confidence. That is the  reason behind my success at such a young age.

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]

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