Hyderabad girl Kolli Himaja, a student of Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), PGDM in Finance and HR just got placed with Deloitte as a US Tax consultant. She is a B.com graduate from Osmania University and had simultaneously completed CPT and IPCC of charted accountancy before she came to do her PGDM from VJIM, Hyderabad. When she got through Deloitte from campus, she promptly called her mother and her friends with a broad smile on her face.
Cracking Deloitte was not easy of course! She had to go through BELIT that tests reading and listening, followed by versant for speaking skills. After that came the business proficiency test for basic accounting, MS Excel and logical reasoning. After completing three tests, she made it to the personal interview round that consisted of a round with the HR followed by the technical round and then the final round of selection. Himaja went on crossing the hurdles with the destination in mind.
When asked to advice the people who are in line for the job hunt, she says they should focus on research and practice aptitude. Further, she says “their assessment of you is based on your confidence, candour, preparedness and research, so answer only if you are sure of the answer otherwise be honest and give it a pass.”
Moving ahead, Himaja sheds light on the shifts she feels about her pre and post VJIM self. She confirms “…a clear growth in my confidence, ability to multitask and positive attitude.”
Now, Himaja did not just come to VJIM for a job. Instead, she came to do her PGDM for becoming a leader and a performer. In few years’ time, she wants to be head and shoulders above those she started with.
Before Deloitte happened, she interned at Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills during her Summer Internship at VJIM. The project was on detailed feasibility report on expansion programs of Apollo hospitals in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The experience there helped her every step of the way during her personal interview with Deloitte. When asked about her work, she could answer very confidently and in great detail.
Himaja got wistful when we asked her about the days spent at VJIM so far. She cherishes each and every lecture, every moment that she had at the Bschool. “In particular, Chrysalis, the annual festival left an indelible mark on me and still makes me nostalgic,” concludes Himaja with a smile.