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‘Saving is a must for all working people’

Shambhavi Bajpai, alumna of Apeejay School of Management (ASM) gives simple yet useful must know financial tips to all

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Shambhavi Bajpai is the Associate Head in the Merger and Acquisition Department at Grant Thornton LLP. An alumna of Apeejay School of Management (ASM), Shambhavi graduated from the institute in 2021. Before joining her current organisation, she has also worked with ICICI Bank. In an exclusive interview, Shambhavi emphasises how essential it is for finance students to be clear with the basics in order to progress in the field. Read more: 

 What does a day at the office look like?

Ours is a USA-based company. The onshore provides us work in the morning, which we have to submit by the evening. We get the work through mails. My work involves checking the finances of the mergers i.e. the deals happening in the US.

What was the inspiration to join this field of work?

I have always been interested in finance from the start. That is why I had taken finance as my specialisation in my MBA at ASM, Dwarka. I have worked previously with ICICI Bank as the Deputy Manager. There I worked for two different departments in a span of 14 months. I worked first in the SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) department and then I was transferred to another group where I was handling the payment gateways in the Gurgaon region. 

Tell us about your experience at Apeejay School of Management, Dwarka?

It is very difficult to describe it in a nutshell. My teachers were very supportive from the beginning. I was a very introvert and shy person. But I wanted to grow and the teachers pushed me in different activities which helped me gain leadership skills. I started by becoming the Class Representative. It was a beautiful journey!

What things must students of finance always keep in mind?

Keep your basics strong and clear. When you have a doubt, solve it logically, don’t memorise it. Remember that you have to keep things alright in the long run. Only when you have a good grasp of the basics such as debit, credit and managing the entries, then you’ll be able to manage the advanced concepts.

What are your future targets?

I just want to grow and improve in the field of finance. I am enjoying this journey. And obviously, I wish to be the best at what I am doing and get promoted soon (laughs).

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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