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Interview with Shubham Kapoor (IMT Ghaziabad)

Interview with Shubham Kapoor (IMT Ghaziabad)

TestFunda ,  24-Nov-09

An interview with Shubham Kapoor
who is currently pursuing his MBA
at IMT, Ghaziabad

1.    What does an MBA mean to you? Why do you want to pursue it?
MBA to me is a way of doing things in the most efficient, optimized and organized manner. These words are very apt that end justify the means, and by means I mean, problem solving approach in an optimized way.

I want to pursue it because it enables you to look at problems from a wider  perspective and all the  more provides a rewarding and interesting career.

2.    What’s your educational background?

I have done B-Tech, having knowledge of a technical domain definitely helps one to take decisions from a managerial point of view and that can prove to be a differentiating point

3.    Which institute are you doing your MBA from?
IMT Ghaziabad

4.    Did you enrol for any special coaching? Did it help?
Yes, I took the mock test series which I think had helped me tremendously.

5.    Do you have any work experience prior to joining the course? If yes, in what way, do you feel, it will help you gain an edge over your peers?
I have an experience of 1 year working with Infosys Technologies Limited. having a corporate experience indeed helps you to understand the corporate requirements and then work accordingly

6.    Which section(s) of the paper do/did you find most difficult to conquer? Why? How do you plan to overcome these hurdles?

I found the Quantitative section the toughest to crack, the only mantra to this is practice practice and practice as rightly said ‘Practice makes a man perfect.’

7.    Now that CAT’s changed to a Computer based format, what are your thoughts on this change? If you were to give CAT this year, would it alter your preparations?

It is a good thing that CAT exams are also moving ahead with times and adapting to the technical world. From my side I would prefer to practice  a lot online and give more and more computer based simulated tests.

8.    Given the unpredictable nature of CAT, what other googlies are you expecting CAT to throw at students this year?

I think the focus of CAT is shifting from speed tests to more of logic based questions and I expect DI section to be a bit tougher than the rest

9.    What are your expectations from your b-school? Which institutes, according to you, fulfil your expectations?
The expectations primarily would be giving me a holistic view of management, as in my majors are in HR but I should have a good domain knowledge in finance and marketing areas as well.

The institutes clearing this threshold would be namely IIMs, XLRI, MDI, IMT, FMS and S.P.JAIN

10.    What field of specialisation are you more likely to pursue? Why?
Human Resources. It has always fascinated me and it has the maximum scope of growth.

11.    Where do you see yourself after you’ve done your MBA?
I would like to work in an organization that provides challenging tasks, horning my managerial skills later down the line I would like to utilize these experiences to start something of my own.

12.    The IIMs, by far, are the most sought after b-schools. What, according to you, makes them so popular to students and companies akin?

Best of the best faculties, crème de la crème students of the country and strong reputation to bank upon.

13.    A word of advice for future MBA aspirants.

Slog it out real hard. It is going to be one last opportunity to wash away your previous sins. Take loads of mock tests and take them very very seriously as the final results will not be too different.

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