Go with the flow, Smiti

As I prepare to fly out to Milan (Italy) for the second time in six months, as a representative of Bocconi University to meet with the management of Henkel AG & Company, my thoughts go back to the day I took the best Career decision of my life so far.

My journey with MISB Bocconi started two years ago, the day SDA Bocconi (the B-school that ranks 17th globally) announced its first campus in India. It didn’t take me long to realize this was where I wanted to be. Nobel laureates, Successful CEOs, Advisors to Governments & Central Banks and Leading Lights of best Business schools around the globe comprise the faculty.

Also special is the curriculum, designed in line with the very best global practices, incorporating a mix of important business cases, high technology simulations, guest speakers, live cases with the corporates themselves and research papers to give one a very realistic idea of the subjects. When the time came for internships, we had a generous pool of 35 corporates to choose from and I chose DY Works, a premier brand strategy consulting firm in Mumbai and worked with top brand names in the country!

Following this was the three week long Campus Abroad program on Advance Digital Marketing and e-Commerce at the very prestigious UCLA Anderson School of Management,

where I also worked on and won a live business competition with ‘Telecom Italia’.

Immediately followed by the much anticipated exchange semester at Bocconi University, Milan, where I chose four courses out of many available to us and worked with Inditex, LÒreal and Henkel on live business cases. Mine was chosen to be among top 10 out of the 10,000 teams participating in the Henkel Innovation Challenge and will represent our university in the Finals in Italy next month!

By Smiti Mohan, student of PGPB class 2014 at MISB Bocconi

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