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‘Working at Amazon was My Dream Job & Apeejay Made It Possible’

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Deepak Bajaj

A 26-year-old Deepak Bajaj, a resident of Delhi took admission at Apeejay School of Management ( ASM ), Dwarka in 2017 for his post-graduation in Marketing and Operations. As Apeejay Institutes have been consistent in giving campus placement to students at Amazon, Deepak took admission here. Now, he has got promotions in the company and is willing to stay here for at least 15 years more!

Why did you choose to study at Apeejay School of Management?

I had an aim of working at Amazon. So in 2017, I was surfing for colleges that have Amazon as placement to offer. I learnt that from the past 3 years (2012,16 and 17), ASM had students placed in Amazon. The other thing was the location of the college that was nearby to my home. Also, my friends suggested to me that the faculty at Apeejay is really very good and you will get a good exposure over there.  I think my decision was quite wise and fruitful.

How was your experience at Apeejay?

A: The overall experience was very good. Not just into academics, I got exposure to many other activities like marketing. I was the Hindi Rotaract Club at Apeejay, I was the cultural Head of the synergy fest. I have been into professional acting for the last few years and I started my first anchoring when I was at Apeejay in 2017. I was representing a brand called Apeejay and have got many opportunities like I took junior students to Hero Motocorp and Maruti Suzuki where we performed for them. The students were able to get relevant industrial exposure.

Where do you see yourself in next 10-15 years?

It’s going to be two years now. I work here as Advertising Manager at Amazon Bangalore. Initially, during the campus placement I joined as CST Manager, handling Business Operations. I took my internal promotion and I joined the advertising team in November last year. In the next 10-15 years, I would like to become Operation Manager at Amazon itself. I am looking forward to getting promoted and moving into people management roles, taking care of strategy.

Has Apeejay Education helped you get ready for your dream job/placement?

I would give kudos to Apeejay. It was a pool campus placement, where over 500 students sat for the interview and only 12 were shortlisted. I was one of the 12 students.  It was a great exposure for me and if I talk about all the activities that had groomed us like synergy, annual events that happen, all the guest lectures. They give you managerial exposure and you get to know your core skills. At times you get to develop many of the new skills set that you didn’t even imagine. The practical exposure given at Apeejay helped me a lot. Like when we are taught the subjects—Sales—how it happens, how to pitch in people, how to get sponsorships, how to conceptualise and organize events.

Were you satisfied with the placement process?

Individually, I was very much satisfied as for Amazon we knew it was a rigorous process. Since there were many colleges who were supposed to participate in the pool campus placement, Apeejay did a seven-day rigorous training at campus. All the important subjects and points which were supposed to be covered, were well taken care of by the faculty and the staff members. We were pretty much clear about Amazon on what all things we might expect over there.

Tips for students looking for campus placements?

Choose the domain and company wherein you want to go. Students usually keep on struggling with various domains. Stay positive and don’t give up because you will get the best opportunity.  Be well-prepared before you sit for an interview. Be it your group discussion or personaL interview rounds, you should have a thorough reading about the company and what they offer.

Asst Editor ( Newsroom ), who has an experience of a decade in core journalism. Credibility, courage, timelines and media ethics are some of her professional traits.You can reach her at: [email protected]

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