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‘MBA is not just about reading textbooks, clearing exams,’ says student who bags 4 job offers

The Apeejay student shares useful tips for MBA students to crack job interviews



Rohan Mahajan, who pursued MBA from Apeejay Institute of Management & Engineering Technical Campus (AIMETC), has bagged a lucrative job at HDFC Life. “I was placed in four companies — ICICI Bank, ICICI Securities, HDFC Life, and SmartData, but I chose HDFC Life which offered me the position of an executive trainee,” he says. After specialising in Finance & Marketing, he now looks forward to a fulfilling professional career in the finance sector.

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Why did you decide to pursue an MBA from AIMETC?

Prior to joining Apeejay, I completed my BTech in Computer Science and worked in an IT company for two years. It was during the COVID-19 lockdown that I thought of utilising the time to do an MBA from a good institute in Jalandhar. I got to know about AIMETC’s academic results and excellent placement record and was impressed with their career counselling programme. Being from a non-Commerce background, I was sceptical about whether I would be eligible for an MBA. However, the faculty at AIMETC cleared all my doubts, boosted my confidence, and guided me well about the admission process. That’s what encouraged me to opt for Apeejay.

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Finance is something I am really fascinated with. During the lockdown, I learnt more about financial sectors and invested in mutual funds and stocks. That’s why I chose this specialisation.

Apart from academics, what other exposure did the institute provide?

MBA at AIMETC is not limited to classroom learning. We were provided hands-on exposure through various educational activities, workshops, and inter-college activities. We were also members of a Finance Club at the institute. The professors were very very helpful and gave good guidance. They motivated students to go out of their comfort zone to achieve their goals. Thanks to them, I was the only student from a non-Commerce background who gave a presentation at a virtual trading workshop. Such activities also helped me work on my presentation and public speaking skills as well.

How did the professors prepare you for job interviews?

We had aptitude classes, mock interviews, and group discussions. Our mentors conducted one-on-one sessions to help us prepare for placements. They taught us how to present ourselves and showcase our strengths during an interview. Their advice helped me work on myself and crack four job placements.

Can you share some tips for MBA students to crack job interviews?

MBA is not about reading textbooks and clearing exams. You have to be proactive and work on your skills. You have to do certifications in your core subjects, which is something AIMETC encourages. These certifications give you an edge over your competitors during an interview. Apart from that you should have a thorough understanding of theoretical concepts. You should also take part in various activities which help shape your personality. 

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal 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.