Category: SIP

Shivangi“Summer internships offer management students primary learning about the corporate work culture. You learn how to behave in a work environment and interact with professionals, which is something you just can’t learn through books and classroom,” says Shivangini who has come back with more knowledge and richer in experience after her internship with Bharat Cooking Coal Limited, a Subsidiary of Coal India.

KIAMS tries to offer its students a diverse learning experience and it involves exposure to varied industry sectors. Shivangini’s SIP with the company was in the same vain and offered her vital experience, which she reflects on. “I worked in three different departments; Funds Dept, Sales and Accounts Dept and Cost and Budget Dept. I worked as a Management intern and did a project on Working Capital Management of BCCL,” she says.

According to Shivangini, this hands-on training during the SIP is what moulds students like her into future professionals. Her own project taught her a lot about Current Asset & Current Liabilities, concepts that she had only heard of in the classroom. “This practical training is vital in understanding the concepts we have learned,” she says. “Moreover, during the internship, I learned how to perform under pressure and it improved my decision-making abilities.”

These are some of the skills that Shivangini was keen on learning to boost her professional credentials, which is why she joined KIAMS in the first place. With her experience at the institute so far, she believes it has been the best decision she could have taken. “I wanted to enhance my management skills and career prospects,” she tells us. “I think KIAMS has helped work towards it and ensured that I fit in as a management professional in a corporate environment.”

Shivangini also talks about learning a great deal not only from her faculty members but seniors at the institute, who she believes have been incredibly helpful. “Every interaction at the institute has helped me broaden my horizons,” she explains. “I have learned so many things, right from managing financial databases of companies to holding my own in a corporate environment. Overall I have become more confident with the experience.”

And now with her SIP experience in an interesting and diverse field, Shivangini is ready to take her knowledge into her future career. Ask her what she would like to ensure in her first work place, and she says without batting an eyelid, “I hope for a good work culture, which will help me showcase my skills. I will be looking at the job profile that I am offered. My SIP has taught me how to tackle real life situations at work place.” There is a confident tone heard when Shivangini speaks – this is due to the world-class education she received at KIAMS, as well as the tremendous learning experience through her SIP.


DSC_0210It was her interest in the business side of things that brought Shweta Shivhare to KIAMS to pursue the much talked about PGDM program. She admits that it was the reputation of the institute that helped her make the all-important decision, and feels that she has benefited immensely from the education she has received while studying at KIAMS. And things are just about to go a notch higher with her Summer Internship Program with Kirloskar Pneumatics Company Limited. SIPs are a crucial part of learning for management students and Shweta is geared up for its challenges.

She will be working as a Finance Intern with the renowned firm and will have to monitor the latest changes in tax policy, while keeping tabs on the company’s indirect tax profile. Shweta looks at her SIP as a huge opportunity to learn and discusses the importance of SIPs, saying, “It gives you a good idea about work culture in a professional organization. It is all about practical learning where you know how to apply the concepts you learned in class into practical life. It’s a great exposure to the corporate world.”

So what does Shweta expect to learn during her SIP and what are her thoughts on the work environment she will be in? “I am so excited to be working with a company like Kirloskar Pneumatics where I expect to find a progressive work environment,” she says enthusiastically. “I am looking forward to absorbing the work culture as I know it will prepare me for the professional challenges ahead. I think I am also going to relish the challenges I will face in my day-to-day work life because I look at them as opportunities to prove myself.” The reason Shweta feels up to the task ahead of her is because KIAMS has prepared her well for her SIP. In fact, she believes that every learning experience at the institute is geared towards creating industry-ready professionals. “Everything about the internship, right from the fact that it was in a place I didn’t know anyone in, was a big experience for me,” she says, with an air of optimism. “There is so much I have learned in the classroom, in addition to the practical training and different initiatives at the institute. Together, with this SIP experience I hope it will turn me into a well-rounded professional.”