Marita Jacob is a Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM) student, earning her Post Graduate Diploma in Management’s (PGDM) in Finance and Operations. Marita Jacob wasn’t the only one who underwent hardship on the path to business school. But sure enough, she was among the very few who found a way to accomplish her goal.
Marita, as a high school student, demonstrated leadership qualities by learning the art of working in groups, managing group work, and the finest quality of getting the work done. Also, as a part of the placement committee at VJIM, she ensures maintaining and refining her leadership skills by working in groups and passing out victoriously.
Jacob says, “I’d come to this Institute as a different person, but I’m sure with so much training, I’m going out as a thorough professional. VJIM has contributed immensely in terms of preparing us for the world outside. Yes, I wouldn’t deny that I’m used to working in groups, I do have certain leadership qualities. But it was only because of the faculty that I could improve it and retain my self-confidence.”
Marita says the faculty members and industry professionals provided mentorship throughout the journey, “I remember getting rejected by the first company where I gave an interview. To say that I was shocked and depressed is an understatement, I was disappointed with myself. But luckily, I talked with my faculty members and classmates about it, and they helped me regain my confidence to appear for other interviews. Constantly having someone to guide you through your high’s and low’s feels really great, and in my case, VJIM has filled the void.”
Her hunger for success eventually landed her to secure a job at Green Park Hotels to work as Supply Chain and Procurement in charge. Rewinding to the days of her selection process, she recalls clearing 4 strenuous rounds of interviews that started off with a written test, followed by a group discussion round, personal interview with the HR, Psychometric test, and the final round with the Operations head.
To the students working their way through graduation and post-graduation who are facing countless challenges, she says, “If you are determined, hard-working, helpful, and self-motivated, you can accomplish everything. We, as beginners, have to be open to new opportunities – be it for a better job, better education, or a better role, accept everything.”