Pavitra is a VJIM student specializing in Human Resources with minors in Analytics. Pavitra’s experience at VJIM has transformed her from being an introvert to an ambivert. “Very few words,” Pavitra said. “Learn and unlearn. We were taught to do the same at VJIM, so when I’d started with the course, I had adopted a sense of what ‘standing-apart’ amidst a batch of 60 looks like to me. I just had to internalize what it meant for the rest.”
Pavitra’s key project at VJIM during her summer internship program was her final and the most important course requirement – designing a hiring strategy for UBER under UBER’S mentorship. VJIM calls this sort of learning “self-regulation.” At its core, the idea is to prepare a student to become a self-reliant learner to reach his/her goals. And this approach is a part of VJIM’s Mentormine program.
Today, the young student possesses clear life goals and self-confidence and dreams beyond the shore. But to get this far, the road was rugged. “When you are rigorously preparing for an interview at your dream company and you don’t get to hear from them for more than three months, it is earth-shattering. One of the top recruiters – Green Parks Hotels & Resorts – had visited our campus for the first time – or for that matter any campus. Their screening process involved an aptitude test, group discussions, a psychometric test, and a final round of personal interview. After a long wait of clearing the former rounds, I was informed that I’d cleared the interview and bagged a job there. However, the gap of three months helped me in a certain way – it motivated me to undergo a couple of mock interview tests, skill development, and personality development training to better for the future opportunities,” says Pavitra.
Pavitra talks about another important skill that every student must adopt – Proactiveness! Her Proactiveness and her keenness helped her with opportunities such as Rapporteuring and leading several in-house conferences hosted by VJIM. She owes complete credit of this to her mentor – Prof. Kamini, and the entire faculty of VJIM.
Pavitra is just one student, but her journey is a powerful reminder that passion and willingness to constantly learn and unlearn new things are important for success in college as well as later in life. “For anyone to succeed – or achieve what they want – whether at college or at work, you need to know how to adapt. That includes learning how to learn and believe that you can do it. My hope is that these skills, as taught to us by VJIM, will serve as a pathway for me to demonstrate my readiness at work,” adds Pavitra.