You Excel When You Are Scared – The Journey from B.Sc. (Hons.) to PGDM-International Business
I did my graduation with B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science, so I was a little sceptical about competing with students from a core commerce background as they had an edge over me. However, I managed to do well in all of my subjects and extracurricular activities, and I feel proud to say that I graduated as the female topper in my batch.
Living in the hostel and learning about management subjects was a very new and exciting experience for me. And among all these experiences, the scariest part was COVID-19, as all of us were scared as to what our PGDM journey would look like in this remote setup. But I would like to mention that BIMTECH and its faculty handled the situation very well. The course started in online mode, and all of us were worried about our learnings. However, the professors were available after class hours also and assisted us with all our issues.
Trimester 3 brought us the much-anticipated news that the hybrid mode has arrived. I decided to take physical classes. BIMTECH handled the hybrid mode admirably; we were safe and learned a great deal from our classmates and professors.
During the COVID-19 days, we heard that the hybrid model is the future of work, and we have the requisite experience, thanks to BIMTECH. Furthermore, to compete with the rest of the world and keep us up to date on the latest skills, BIMTECH introduced business verticals linked with market demands, where I majored in Marketing and minored in Business Analytics. We participated in student exchange programmes, port visits, and role-playing exercises to familiarise ourselves with international business
BIMTECH also focuses on extracurricular activities for students’ overall growth. I was elected as a class representative, executive member of cultural club Conduit, executive member of Retrospective Club, and executive member of the Cosmopolitan group. Managing all four roles while still excelling in my education was a challenging task, however, I was able to manage and accomplish this with the help of my professors, friends, and family.
Aside from that, CCR (Centre for Corporate Relations) assisted us in becoming corporate-ready and improving our personalities through group discussions and personal interview sessions.
I got “Late G.D Birla” scholarship twice for merit during these two years but studies were not the only things I excelled at. I was a runner-up for “Artista” and “Lyceum master classes”. I also received student of the year award, a gold medal in cricket, a player of the match, and many other achievements.
Overall, it was a never to be forgotten experience of being part of the PGDM-International Business program and BIMTECH family.
As we look around here today, at all of the people who helped make us who we are, I know it feels like we are saying goodbye but we will carry a piece of each other into everything we do next. I have had a great two years with you. I will miss you all very much. Thank you!