“After my PGDM I have gotten more confident, have a much better web of network and presentation skills that I’m proud of,” is what Karthikeyan got to say about his touching the finishing line with Deloitte.
Hailing from Tamil Nadu, this young Deloitte recruit earned his PGDM in Finance and Analytics from VJIM. Before he joined PGDM, he got a bachelors in Professional Accounts.
When he was selected, Karthikeyan promptly informed his parents and his close friends who had been sitting on pins and needles while he waited for the confirmation to come in.
To the juniors looking out, he like to say that “if you work on your communication skills and are willing to learn, your path gets a lot smoother. Moreover, the most important thing is that you know your skills of specialisation very well.”
The selection process for his position of US tax analyst, started with BELIT test for listening and reading, followed by VERSANT and was rounded off with three rounds of interview concerning general, technical and HR.
The interviewer Karthikeyan faced evaluated him on confidence, communication, knowledge about the company and clarity on their job profile and their future plans.
Once he will join the job, he does not want to stop learning or satiate at any cost. Not only does he want to learn the process of his profile but also wants to keep building on his skills and strengths by taking certificate courses to further enhance his work proficiency and personal knowledge.
The work experience he had before Deloitte happened came in handy during the interview and continues to prove beneficial because he can relate to theories and practices easily in the classroom. He strongly recommends a good SIP for every PGDM and MBA student.
Karthikeyan has immense fond memories of VJIM. He chatters about the business conclave, working in the college’s placement committee, networking within the college and staying attached to things around. While he is glad to have been offered from Deloitte and means to work hard and enjoy the upcoming journey, he is sure to miss his friends, their hangout and banters everyday and promises to not leave any chance to relive them, whenever.