#24: PPO Chronicles- Aasif Hussain, Maersk

Aasif Hussain, an MBA student specializing in Business Analytics from the 2020-22 batch, secured a PPO in Maersk, after securing a summer internship from SCMHRD.

A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated container logistics company and member of the A.P. Moller Group. Connecting and simplifying trade to help their customers grow and thrive. With a dedicated team of over 80.000, operating in 130 countries; they go all the way to enable global trade for a growing world.

Aasif did his engineering back in 2016 in Computer Science. Post that he worked as a consultant in the Quality Council of India, a department under the Ministry of Commerce. Where he worked for the Government of India, on multiple national and state-level projects, mainly in the Swachh Bharat domain and tourism sector. Later he decided to join the business analytics program of SCMHRD for his MBA.

Despite having much knowledge about Shipping and Logistics, Aasif made it through the selection process. His consulting background helped him in dealing with the problems of customers, deriving solutions. He entered the organization with an open mindset and was appointed to the Product team. His project work involved developing a product for the launch of FTL (Full Truck Load) and LTL(Less-Than Truck Load) services in the market. The task was to develop the end to end strategy for the development of this product, which included market research providing a go-to market strategy, product offerings, recognizing the customer pain points, right pricing, and company’s internal readiness required initially,along with the revenue model of the project in the coming three years.

Aasif had a wholesome learning experience. Hard work and Networking are the two major things he focused on. He believes that his mentor, networking with various cross-functional teams, and his past consulting experience are some of the reasons that gave him an edge over others, moving ahead and bagging a PPO.

His suggestion to the Junior batch is to work as if they are working for their own organization. Active participation during their internships is a great opportunity to expand your learning curve. According to him, internships are a great chance to learn about industry perspectives in terms of people, solutions, and competitors in a short span of time. Communication and enjoying the time spent at the organization is a piece of advice he would give to interns. He also advises to learn about the industry interns are going to work in. Do a couple of courses, as initial preparation and fill in the gaps if any between theoretical and practical knowledge during the internship.

-Jeet Sharma, Media and PR Team

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