I am currently a Strategic Marketing Intern at Wipro limited, and the experience so far has been eye-opening, to say the least. One of the stark differences one notices in the PGP curriculum and the internship experience is the lack of structure, which I perceive as the biggest challenge of a corporate stint. You have to be self-motivated and constantly upskilling to cover the gaps in your comprehension and your project deliverables. I am a Chemical Engineer, and hence a B2B marketing profile in the IT Industry was an incredible journey of exploration and learning of unchartered territory for me. For me, this internship has been a rewarding experience as it taught me the value of lateral thinking, introduced me to the nuances of B2B marketing and taught me how to infer valuable, implementable business insights from open-source information.
My experiences in a Hybrid mode of the PGP Programme helped me come to terms with a virtual internship experience. I often see a lot of consensus about how the Batch of ’22 has missed out on the campus experience. I’m afraid I have to disagree, not only because I got to spend a considerable about of time on the campus but also because we’re the Batch of ’22, a batch that had to adapt to the new way of doing things. We’ve become resilient – we forged some of the most profound bonds online and offline, we completed some of the most significant projects digitally. We’re still going strong amidst the chaos that surrounds us.
Having said that, I really wish I do get to go back to the campus soon. A night-time stroll with my friends on that hillock would be perfect right about now.