“If you have built castles in the air,your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
Now put thefoundations under them.”-Henry David Thoreau Myfather always says that management is all about choosing breadth over depth andresults over perfection. Inspired by my father, I have nursed a castle in theair since 9th grade: to carve a career in management for myself. Ibelieve a Master’s from the prestigious Rennes School of Business will help meput a solid foundation under my professional castle. My journey from being awide-eyed school boy to submitting an application to Rennes School of Businessoutlines my motivation and preparation for a career in management.
I intend tospecialize in International Marketing. I believe it is the brain, heart andsoul of any industry in the globalized world. Today, the boundaries betweencountries are swiftly vanishing away, so the understanding of marketingrequires a more holistic and international view of the industry. I hadmy first taste of management when as the house captain in my school I wasinvolved in organizing different events.
Again in college I was a student’s coordinatorfor two years in Society of Electronics & Communications Engineers (SECE)and organized technical and cultural festivals. Whilst being an active memberof the organizing committee of my college, I realized isn’t getting sponsorsfor your college event close to marketing? Isn’t organizing your school’scultural fest a part of management? Isn’t helping the audience a form ofcustomer service? Answers were in front of me and that’s when I decided topursue my career in International Marketing.Aftergraduating from Galgotias University, I started working at Wipro Limited as a Trainee.Soon after completion of my training I joined the business side of the companyinteracting with clients, providing them customer service and tailor madesolutions. I worked with many international clients from diverse domains todevelop products and processes, R, conceptualizing, design,documentation, etc.
The constant interactions with clients, understanding anddelivering their requirements on time developed a very strong customerrelationship and project management skills. The position is versatile andreports direct to the Delivery Head. This allowed me a ringside view of thedecision making process in the company and the role of Delivery Head in thesame. The position also taught me to consider all facets of a project frominception to completion and to tackle problems using different approaches andteam work. During this tenure of mine, I received an extensive amount ofknowledge of B2B industry, providing customized solutions to clients. Inaddition, working on several projects concurrently has further honed my timemanagement and prioritization skills. I also organized various events orcultural activities at both project and organizational levels.
My experience atWipro has been a lesson on how a leader planned and achieved world leadershipin its field and became a billion-dollar company; how it generates profitsworldwide using different management techniques in different cultures and howit motivates its workforce in 54 countries.Myengineering degree has enabled me to understand the science behind most of thethings around me. Being good at quantitative and analytical skills helps me seethe principle and logic behind most of the things. I have the ability tostrategize, conceptualize and analyze creatively using out of the box approach.Being an engineer gives me an ability to adapt with changes in technology. Intoday’s modern world with technology being a boon, an engineer who understandsits intricacies can bring out fresh ideas in the field of marketing which hastechnology as its backbone.
Nodoubt a Master’s degree in International Marketing will open the door ofopportunity for me in every field. But my interest strongly lies inInformation-Technology / Technology / Telecommunication sector not only becausemy previous work experience and academics are into it, but the knowledge which Iwould be imbibed with during my studies, I would be implementing in thementioned industries. As seen in today’s environment, these industries are thedriving factor for any global economy.
So, the knowledge I would get working inthese industries would serve as a bolstered foundation for any industry. Aftercompletion of my studies I want to be a Marketing Manager/Product Manager whereI can handle the marketing/product management activities of the assignedproduct(s) of an organization. Climbing up the rungs of the corporate ladderwith a diligent attitude, and after gaining valuable experience, I want tocontribute to a larger extent with key decision making in driving andaccomplishing goals of the organization.On aPersonal Front, I am always keen to help others and relish the bonus ofimproving myself. From the age of 10 I have been playing Football, for me it’sa relaxing passion along with it I have participated and won various TaekwondoTournaments.
In the beginning of 2011 I volunteered to work for ‘HelpAgeIndia’, A Non-Profit Organization in India caring for disadvantagedelderly senior citizens. As there is a saying, ‘The only way to find yourselfis to lose yourself in the service of others’. It helped me to understandelderly people’s thought and I got to know more about myself. I also like tocontribute to various schools by giving small lectures to school students andparticipate in extra-cultural activities, which help in improving my knowledge,communications skills and boosts confidence. Graduating from the world-renownedMaster’s program at Rennes school of Business will enable me to realize mycastle in the air.