It takes a lot of hard work to achieve academic and professional success. No one knows this better than Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) alumni and gold medalist, Ms. Sakshi Sidana.
Today, Sakshi is working as an analyst with Smart Cube, an international professional services firm renowned for its customized and highly valued business and investment research. Additionally, Smart Cube also provides marketing and data analysis solutions to corporations and professional companies across the globe.
Before joining Smart Cube, Sakshi, a student from Lucknow, took the first steps towards realizing her aspirations by earning a PGDM at KIAMS. In speaking with her, it is clear that Sakshi misses the institute and is fond of reminiscing about her time there. After leaving KIAMS, she says, “I had mixed feelings. I was sad, as I was leaving two years of fun and learning, although I was excited about my corporate life.”
One of the best students in her batch, Sakshi was known among the professors for her focus and ambitious approach to academics. According to her professors, she is a natural-born leader, and they have high hopes for her career. On her secret to maintaining high productivity in an academic and professional environment, Sakshi believes that concentration and a good night’s sleep are keys to maintaining high productivity levels. “Concentrate on class work and get a good sleep, especially before your exams. This is relevant even in a professional environment.”
Sakshi explains that she especially misses and values the academic atmosphere and ambiance that KIAMS provides to its students and the faculty members and the special attention that is received by each student. Sakshi believes that the honesty, integrity and excellence that the institute, its faculty members and its studies embody have come to define her B-school experience. She also believes that these attributes can also be leveraged by KIAMS future students.
The PGDM program at KIAMS is popular for its unique and personalized approach which focuses on equipping students with the ability to build skills and knowledge. This makes students competent managers and progressive professionals.