• The Summers of 2018 – Part 2

    The Summers of 2018 is a miniseries about the various categories of roles offered by companies for summer internships. The author talked to interns from Consulting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Product Management, Operations and International Intern roles to understand a bit more about their work life. The articles are meant to give the reader a glimpse into the life of an intern, and maybe help the reader understand their own fit in that particular role. This article, the second in the series of seven, describes the life of a marketing intern. Contributed By: Malti Gupta Edited By: J K Varshika MARKETING IN HINDUSTAN UNILEVER LIMITED I was a Sales and…

  • The Summers of 2018 – Part 1

    The Summers of 2018 is a miniseries about the various categories of roles offered by companies for summer internships. The author talked to interns from Consulting, Finance, Marketing, General Management and Product Management roles to understand a bit more about their work life. The articles are meant to give the reader a glimpse into the life of an intern, and maybe help the reader understand their own fit in that particular role. This article, the first in the series of seven, describes the life of a consultant-intern. Contributed By: Mudit Verma Edited By: Chandrasekhar Muramalla   CONSULTING IN STRATEGY& Working at Strategy& was both extremely challenging and immensely fun at…

  • Continue to Change the World Through Education – A Chat with Jessica Lynn

    –Chandrashekar Muramalla Junior Coordinator, Student Media Cell PGP 2017-19 Jessica Lynn, a transgender rights advocate and activist, was the main speaker on day 3 of the distinguished speaker series organized as a part of Vista 2017, the annual business fest of IIM Bangalore. She spoke at length about her life and struggles faced both before and after her transitioning surgery. We caught up with her after her moving speech to know a little more about what she was fighting for and how it could be achieved. Chandrashekar: That was an excellent speech, ma’am. Is there anything you would like to add to the IIM Bangalore student community in particular? Jessica:…

  • Ramblings with Rahul Subramanian

    The MBA life comes with its share of stress and schedules that are hard to get away from. So when something like a standup comedy night comes as an escape, you know you want to grab it. The scene at the IIM, Bangalore auditorium spelled the same as one of the most popular standup comics of the country visited the campus on 4th August 2017 – Rahul Subramanian. People had come with the promise of a good time being offered to them and a good time he gave. From MBA placements to marriage and everything in between, Rahul had us in splits throughout the one hour show during the biggest…

  • “Be selflessly selfish”- Guru Gaur Gopal Das

    -By Abhishek Veeraraghavan, Junior Coordinator, Student Media Cell, PGP 2017-19 On July 26th, IIM Bangalore hosted Gaur Gopal Das, an Electrical engineer, and former HP employee, for a talk as a part of the EPGP Seminar Series. The talk saw a packed auditorium with faculty members, students from the EPGP programme, PGP2s and a smattering of PGP1s (who could carve out an hour from their hectic schedule). What set this talk apart is the fact that Guru Gaur Gopal Das moved on from corporate life to become a monk. He is currently a “lifestyle coach” (in his own words) who regularly addresses a global audience, delving into yet-to-be-decoded topics like…

  • Living a Life of Significance: A Talk by James Abraham

    By Varshika JK, Junior Coordinator, Student Media Cell, PGP 2017-19 “The purpose of life is to have a purpose in life.” It’s not often when you find that you have a chance to listen to a talk by the ex-senior partner and ex-managing director of Boston Consulting Group. But when you do, you can be sure that it will be enriching. Such was the seminar taken by James Abraham, a man now on a mission to save planet Earth through his brainchild venture, ” SolarArise”. It has been 11 years since he has been coming to IIM, Bangalore to impart his knowledge onto the future leaders that pass through the…

  • “As a lieutenant or captain, change what’s in your capacity” – Major Deepak Iyer

    -By Abhishek Ghosh, Senior Coordinator, Student Media Cell, PGP 2016-18 IIM Bangalore flagged off the distinguished speaker series for Colloquium 2017, hosted by the Forum for Industrial Interaction, IIM Bangalore! We at the Student Media Cell, personally interviewed the two speakers who brought in a diverse set of experiences and perspectives! Here is the excerpt from the interview with Major Deepak Iyer, an Entrepreneur, a Consultant at McKinsey, a Major from Army Parachute Commandos, and a leadership coach, who spoke about parallels in leadership from the battlefield to the boardroom. What is your story? How did you transition from being in the elite army parachute commandos to a consultant at McKinsey to starting up in the…

  • “I have tried to adopt what I call the ‘Google’ method in my life” – Mr. Ashish Patil

    -By Aakash Ghosh, Senior Coordinator, Student Media Cell, PGP 2016-18 IIM Bangalore flagged off the distinguished speaker series for Colloquium 2017, hosted by the Forum for Industrial Interaction, IIM Bangalore! We at the Student Media Cell, personally interviewed the two speakers who brought in a diverse set of experiences and perspectives! Here is the excerpt from the interview with Mr Ashish Patil, the man who has donned several hats as an Investment Banker, Lawyer, CFO, CA, Author and gave a unique perspective and commentary on recent M&As. Hello, Mr Ashish Patil ! Welcome to IIM Bangalore. Can you tell us something about how you got started in the corporate career? To be very…

  • Interview with Dr. Rajeev Gowda

    SMC was fortunate to interview Dr. Rajeev Gowda, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, who had come down to IIM Bangalore for a panel discussion on India’s 2017 Union Budget that was organized by the Public Policy Club of IIM Bangalore. Excerpts from our interview with him have been compiled in this post. SMC : A member of parliament, economist and professor. Can you tell us about your different roles sir? Dr. Rajeev Gowda : I used to teach BGS as a professor at IIM Bangalore. I was passionate about teaching and this excitement would translate into lectures and transfer to people who went through the lectures. People still remember the…

  • “Follow people’s beliefs and consumption habits, and you will succeed”-Mr.Vijay Sampath

    IIMB is pleased to have hosted Mr. Vijay Sampath, the Chief Incubator, TPN Private Limited and former CEO, Amar Chitra Katha as the guest speaker at Colloquium 2017, the speaker series at IIMB where industry stalwarts and business leaders share their knowledge and opinions on contemporary issues to supplement classroom learning. Having worked for companies such as BlowPlast, ZEE, Times Group, Alia, ACK-Media, he has considerable experience in entrepreneurship, strategy, building leadership teams, innovation and creative direction. He has guided successful startups, business turnarounds, and enabled breakthrough change and innovation. Team Student Media Cell got a chance to have a candid conversation with the ever enthusiastic Mr. Vijay Sampath. When…