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‘When choosing your career, first identify the field you are most interested in’

Anind Gupta, Apeejay Panchsheel Park alumnus shares his experience of working with the telecom industry

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Anind Gupta is a Project Manager at Firefly Networks Ltd, a leading wifi infrastructure service provider and WLAN provider. An alumnus of Apeejay Panchsheel Park, Anind comes with more than seven years of experience in the telecom sector. In a brief interview, Gupta advises students to find their passion first before embarking on a career path. Edited excerpts:

Please tell us a bit about your current work profile?

I come from a telecom background and at Firefly Networks Ltd. I am working as a project manager. We are working in the business lines of wifi network installation solutions for buildings and other small sale locations. I have been managing various strategic projects in airports, metro rail segments as well as managing many other new initiatives.

What was the inspiration to choose this line of work?

I have spent most of my career in the telecom domain. I would like to advance my professional growth in this sector by working on various projects that will give me the opportunity to learn about new technologies. This would give me the inspiration to work more in this domain.

Time for nostalgia now. Please tell us about some of your best memories from Apeejay Panchsheel Park days?

The sports activities were the best part of my school life. I used to play a lot of table tennis in school. I would participate in all the various tournaments of the same. Also, I was among the top five students in my batch in class 10. I had scored 86% back then. It’s such a pleasant memory now. 

What advice would you like to give to a current student at Apeejay Panchsheel Park?

When choosing a career path you should first focus on identifying your passion and the field you are most interested in.  

What are your future targets?

My goal is to be in a lead position in my field. I want to manage a team that works on various mega projects. 

What role has Apeejay Panchsheel Park played in shaping you into who you are today?

I learned a lot from my school. I learnt the most from all my teachers. The education they gave helped me grow a lot personally as well as professionally. I would like to especially thank Aparna ma’am, my physics teacher. She was a wonderful teacher and I learned a lot from her.

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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