#3: PPO Chronicles- Sadiq Nabi, Virtusa Consulting

Sadiq Nabi, student of MBA-Business Analytics, Batch of 2019-21, received a pre-placement offer from Virtusa Consulting after having successfully completed his internship which he got after reaching the final round of the Competition hosted by Virtusa.

This was the second internship for him during his MBA stint. The competition included a Hackathon Championship consisting of four rounds that involved coding in Python programming language followed by two rounds of Mentorship from industry leader at Virtusa, post which he was offered an internship opportunity.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the internship happened in a virtual space from home. He did not face any challenges during his internship and rather felt it was more flexible while working from home. It was 6-weeks internship that happened in the months of September and October 2020. He worked in a project where work entailed creation of AI/ML prototypes to be used by Payer and Provider in the US market. Virtusa Consulting is among the top 5 companies in the Insurance healthcare sector. It involved evaluating parameters to pitch to the provider that would assist the provider in increasing its revenue. He led a team of 5 members where three members were pursuing Engineering and the other two were pursuing their Masters of business administration.

Sadiq has a Computer Science Engineering background with 33 months of work experience in Accenture as a Java Developer prior to pursuing his MBA.

Sadiq owes the success of converting his Autumn internship at Virtusa Consulting into a PPO to the experience and skills he developed during his summer internship at Tiger Analytics that happened in the months of April and May 2020. He feels it is crucial to have good rapport and bonding with the team members to be able to deliver quality work. He believes that the team should work in cohesion and what one speaks and how he speaks is what all matters in the end. He credits that being a part of Sports committee in college helped him develop good team management and effective decision making skills.

One advice he wishes to give to the junior batch is to solve business case studies and take part in as many competitions as possible with main focus on learnings. For Business Analytics students, he suggests to do certifications on AI and ML.

He stresses on the fact that one cannot be jack of all trades and should rather do what suits one the most and insists on being highly proactive in doing things of interest.

We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

-Nitika Jain, Media and PR Team

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