Sheena Jain’s journey to NMIMSRahul Singh
How did your journey begin at NMIMS?
This is how my journey began at NMIMS: The college where I gave my very first interview was after NMAT in my dream college. In 2015, I didn’t how NMIMS looked, who the alums were, what the facilities are, NOTHING; but still, I hoped to be a student of this very college in 2016 when I gave my interview. I was awestruck by the infrastructure. It feels like a five-star hotel here. There’s a piano that is played all day. The peaceful music relaxes your mind from all the hustle and anxiety. I was fascinated by the number of people I got to know in one single day. I started imagining growing professionally and personally in the presence of these people. I started thinking about how much I could get to learn from them. I was excited to start on my journey.
Some dreams do become true.
Yes, I am a student of SBM NMIMS and I am very proud of it. The following elucidates my journey yo NMIMS:
What was your first week like at NMIMS?
The first week was an orientation one with A LOT of activities. It involved pretty intense induction, and we also got to know about the various guest lectures that were going to happen throughout the trimester. NMIMS Mumbai is situated in the heart of the financial capital of the country and gives access to a lot of corporates and industry experts who can come share their knowledge with us, the students.
Did you make any friends on campus?
You make a lot of friends here. (The hi friend, the annoying friend, the “I will never talk to you again” friend, etc). I will keep this bit a surprise, but honestly, it is one of the best weeks here.
After this, the next few weeks went into managing classes and giving interviews for various committees and cells of the college. This was fun too.
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Do you get time for partying?
Then some parties and events to get to know our peers and seniors. (Brilliant initiative by our seniors to help us mingle in during our uncomforting days). Seniors are always very helpful. The student council assigns mentors to each student and the mentor put in a lot of effort to make sure you are comfortable and giving your best. I really respect all my mentors.
What is your day like? at NMIMS
Every day is hectic but every day is fun. Some teachers will give you attendance despite not being in class, but behold, the reverse too happens. Some assignments can never be completed and some groups can never finish projects, some watchmen won’t let you enter the college without ID and some companies you’ll never get placed in, but, everything is just somehow exciting. When I look back upon the 6 months that I’ve spent here I realize that I’ve come a long way and love each and every bit of it (well most of it)
I’ve met people from all parts of the country and it is just great to know them. I have built up a great network with my peers.
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Have you adjusted to the food and the lifestyle in Mumbai?
NM canteen is one of its kind and NM Bhaidas Hall is like a huge theatre, only better! The prime location of the college is like an icing on top of the cake! Prithvi cafe is our go-to place! We party whenever get a little free time. We work hard and party even harder.
What keeps you busy at B school?
Life during MBA is pretty busy. They say that you do not get time to sleep. And that is absolutely true. Case studies, various college events, competitions, guest sessions, and classes – it’s difficult to handle all of this altogether. You gotta keep track of your GPA, prepare for placements, summer internships, attend various events, if you are a part of the college committee, you have to manage that too. Life at a B school is indeed busy yet it has a wholesome experience to it! I am coming to a few negative aspects too. There is no campus life. The course is expensive and there just a lot of students here.
But in the end, I’m in a happy place.
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Which projects did you undertake?
It is advisable to work on live projects during your B school journey. It is the best way to implement what you learn at a B school, and also the best possible way to learn stuff that you do not get to learn from books. I took up a lot of projects during my B school journey. Some of them were:
1) Telecom sector
2) Jio rage.
I chose NMIMS because of the location and the industry exposure it offers. It has access to a lot of corporate delegates who come to NMIMS to give guest lectures. They impart great wisdom and practical experiences that give us insights about the corporate world. This knowledge will definitely help us with our corporate journeys.