Each day in GIM was akin to preparation for the corporate world,” says Ms. Rituparna Chakraborty, alum from the 1999 Batch who has gone on to have a prolific corporate career. She is the Senior Vice President of TeamLease, and President of Indian Staffing Federation, and she attributes a lot of her success to her education at Goa Institute of Management. She talks about her journey of enrolling with the institute on a gut instinct to making a place for herself in the industry over the course of a few years.
Ms. Chakraborty had already gained experience working with an industrial unit as a Sales & Marketing professional. But she wanted to pursue a PGDM program to boost her career prospects, and things worked out in a way that led her to GIM. “I would say it all worked out for the best because I gained so much here,” she says thoughtfully. “The non-cognitive lessons are my biggest takeaways and I learned to handle pressure, stress, work together as a team, use creativity in my work and, of course, I also learned a lot about human relationships.
The experience exceeded her expectations by far because things like late night quizzes, overnight project completion, the 5 mark bombshells in the name of short quizzes etc., prepared her for what was to come as a professional. Ms. Chakraborty reflects on the time gone by as she says, “GIM even then was known for its solid faculty team, which was an asset. Their contributions to our learning are immense. Today, that aspect coupled with state of the art amenities have given the institute an edge over the others around.