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From pursuing Pharmacy to bagging a job at Bharat Serums, know about this Apeejay alumna’s journey

Apeejay Stya University alumna Eva Verma, who cracked her very first job interview, shares how she did it

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“Pharmacy happened by chance,” says Eva Verma, who was preparing for the National Entrance Eligibility Test cum Entrance Test (NEET) before she joined Apeejay Stya University (ASU). After completing B Pharm degree, she now works as a territory business manager at Bharat Serums and Vaccines Ltd. In an interview, the Apeejay alumna tells us more about her graduation days, her current job profile, and so on. Read:

What was your journey at ASU like?

Prior to joining ASU, I did not plan to pursue Pharmacy. I was initially preparing for NEET. But I took admission in Apeejay to avoid wasting another year in preparing for the exam. One of my family friends suggested the university to me. That is why I enrolled in ASU.

I studied at ASU between 2017-21 and had a good journey overall. I made some good friends there and together, we enjoyed a lot. We had a lot of new experiences. I vividly remember the garden near the hostel, which became a significant part of my college life. The faculty was very supportive and encouraging; special mention to professors D K Majumdar, Dr Rani Mansuri, and dean Dr Anupama Diwan, and all the other faculty members who helped me a lot.

How did you bag a job at Bharat Serums and Vaccines Ltd?

I got it in the college placements, for which I would like to thank the Corporate Resource Centre (CRC) team. The interview with Bharat Serums was my first and I am glad I cracked it.

Can you share some tips to crack an interview?

You have to be very confident. As a fresher, the recruiter does not expect you to know everything about the job. But you have to be able to answer questions spontaneously and do so confidently or at least pretend to be confident even when you are nervous! This was my secret behind cracking the job interview.

Tell us briefly about your work.

My job is that of a field salesperson. On a daily basis, my work involves meeting doctors in Central and West Delhi and telling them about our vaccines—the same as traditional sales.

What are some of these vaccines?

My brand portfolio is dedicated to emergency medicines, which are used in emergency and ICUs–the vaccines immunoglobulin (to provide immune therapy to critically ill patients) like anti-rabies serum, tetanus hyperimmunoglobulin, vaccine for allergic reactions, etc.

As a field salesperson, what challenges do you face?

I used to face some difficulties initially while communicating with the doctors, from travelling long distances to waiting for hours for an appointment. Now that I have become a familiar face in the fraternity, things have improved considerably.

What is your long-term goal?

To get into a marketing job, preferably brand management. 

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Senior Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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