Amit Kumra : Software Engineer
Meet Amit Kumra, a mba graduate, currently working as an assistant manager with Citi Group as he talks about his experiences working with various multi-national companies:
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I am currently working as an Assistant Manager with Citi Group, Pune with 6 years of work experience in the area of Investment Banking and Corporate Banking with organisations like Cognizant.
I started my career as a Software Engineer with an international MNC, my motivation being that I needed a job after graduation. After working for around 2.5 years, I realized that this was not my cup of tea and I went for post-graduate studies.
It's a great platform for freshers who have just passed out of their engineering colleges to start their career and get the feel of corporate world. You get to learn a lot from your peers and managers. Some companies demand employees to work in US, UK shifts and an individual should be willing to do so. This way they get to know the nitty gritties of the professional world!
I start my day at around 11 a.m. by checking mails the first thing in the morning. My day ends at around 8 - 8:30 pm as I have to interact with US clients. In between we work on the tasks assigned and attend regular scheduled meetings also taking out time for lunch and tea breaks!
From being a Software Engineer to Assistant Manager, the journey so far has been fantastic. Every day is a new learning experience. After 5-10 years I want to reach the middle level of management.
I am a computer science engineer and an MBA (finance) graduate. I think these skills are sufficient enough to succeed in my field.
A person who possesses good analytical skills (not to forget good communication skills) would succeed in his professional as well as personal life.
You interact with people from different backgrounds & culture and work together as a team. So it's a very unique kind of experience in which the learning is immense.
They should have good technical as well as analytical skills to excel in this field which can be achieved through on-the-job trainings, certifications etc. Good communication and listening skills are also vital.
Work as a team. It really doesn't matter who takes the credit, you should be honest to yourself.