Aniruddha is a B. Tech (ECE) graduate from VIT Pune and MBA from IIM Sirmaur , Class of 2019. During the campus placements, he faced around 10 rejections for the Job profile that he actually dreamt of.
His Elder cousin, an alumni of IIM Ahmendabad and an Investment Banker, Inspired Aniruddha to look out for such profiles out of the campus, despite multiple failures that he was facing.
How did he get the Job?
Fortunately, he landed up one of the most desirous Core Finance Profile at “Visible Alpha” after successfully completing 6 weeks Investment banking course from The Wallstreet School , through their dedicated placement cell.
His work includes front end roles such as –Financial Modeling, Business valuations
He came to know about this course while surfing through his Quora feed ( Q & A Platform), where he read a review by an Investment banker, who had already done this certification course. Read on to know about the challenges that he faced , how he overcame them and his review for this course
Here is a transcript of our interview with Aakash
What were your plans after graduation ?
Post my Engineering, I prepared for 2 years for CAT (I also worked in hard -bound sales for short period), and finally got into an IIM Sirmaur.
In MBA, faculties are very much experienced and I learnt alot from them, but I could not get placed in any Core Finance role due lack of prior experience and the placement season didn’t go well.
After 3 months of searching for such profiles and getting rejected 10+ times, I understood that I need much improvement in the subjects such as Financial Modeling and Valuations.
What did you do next?
While scouring the internet, I came across the Investment Banking Course offered by The Wallstreet School.
One of the answers took me to the Wall Street school’s website and there I connected with Himanshu jain (owner of The Wall Street school).
Although my friends and parents were skeptical about this programme, I took the risk and with my savings (+pocket money+ borrow) , I enrolled in the course without informing my parents.
What did you learn at The Wallstreet School?
In Class, Himanshu Sir (The McKinsey person) – very humble & friendly taught me Excel and gave opportunity for more practice on hand.
Vikas Sir (EY, ICRA) taught in very interactive way, you would not forget what he told. I still remember about Tyre and NBFC industry.
Mohit Sir, who has recently joined TWSS, has very much good knowledge of recent things in the Industry, and at last but not least, Manoj sir (Goldman Sachs Ex-Employee), has very deep knowledge, especially in Valuations of US companies.
I have never did Valuations of US companies at such vast and practically exposed level. Sometimes I felt like playing a simulator game of Investment Banking.
I was satisfied at the end of the programme. It made me confident enough that to clear the Interviews seemlessly. The Wallstreet School gave me a comprehensive knowledge of finance, from Excel to Valuations.
I got 3 interview calls within a week after the course through their placement network and cleared the first one at Visible alpha.
P.S:- Here, I understand that you need good amount of network or referrals to get you noticed in the recruitment process. TWSS would definitely help you in that by sending your CVs to HR, and if they like they will call you.
But remember, they do not take any guarantee of your selection. It solely depends on you and your profile. However, they would make genuine effort to give your career a boost as well as ample knowledge to maintain that.