Answers Chintakunta Mounika, PGDM Class of 2016, Alumni Award in Finance,Currently working with Deloitte
Chintakunta Mounika came to Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad get a PGDM in Finance after finishing her B.Com. What changed was that she emerged with the Alumni Award from VJIM, Hyderabad after having spent two glorious years at the institute that forged her pathway to the future.
“Of course I feel amazing! This recognition will encourage me to push myself beyond my limits and try achieve more in my career as well as life”, Chintakunta chirps happily.
When the results of first Trimester came out, her friends informed her about it and of course, her joy knew no bounds. She had arrived where she had to. She had made her mark. After innumerable days of sticking to the basics, adopting to the theories and practices, late night assignments, last minute PPTs, balancing academics with extra curricular day in and out, Chintakunta is now a professional ready to take on the world.
“Winning a medal wasn’t the goal I had actually entered VJIM with. All I wanted was a sound PGDM in Finance but I did promise myself to give my best with all I have.” Surrounded by talent, it made Chintakunta yearn for performing even better. All of her effort and dedication.
With her stellar record, outstanding CGPA and of course groomed professional outlook, she is now at Deloitte as a Senior Audit Assistant. Now out of B-School, she carries the drive, the passion and the fierce vigor, which her PGDM education has instilled in her while she was there.
As she sits at her work desk everyday, the lessons and lectures from VJIM passes through her mind making her more competent and help her excel at work. The words from the chalkboard now transform into practical experiences and solutions for clients now.
Although we might argue that things taught to us in classrooms don’t necessarily extrapolate to real life experiences Chintakunta disagrees. She remarks that her classrooms provided her with skills that she uses everyday at her work. They are what make her the professional she is today. Her persona at Deloitte is just what VJIM shaped and honed.
Talking about the varied experiences and exposures provided to her by VJIM, she recounts that getting Economic Times was an added advantage which helped her get ready for the outside world.
Her Summer Internship Programme with Zycoo Private Limited left an indelible mark on her while providing the much-needed practical experience she needed. While she remembers most of her teachers fondly, one in particular stands out. Her finance teacher from VJIM, Abhishek Sinha is someone she immensely values. It was his lectures and his method of simplifying the course content which helped her get a grip over the subject.
Before signing off, she had a message for her juniors. “Have interest in your work, work with passion and yearn to achieve it.”