Building a strong CV while going for summers is important, but being fully aware of whatever we have in our CV is more important. The strategy which I followed to crack the interview of Ascent Health and Wellness Pvt. Ltd. was, finding alignment between our CV pointers with the company profile and the roles offered by them. Preparing for the possible HR questions based on my personality and strengths was also important. Having clarity about ourselves helps a lot during the interviews. Also going through the profiles of companies and their industry is a must before going for any placement process. Being serious during the mock rounds before summers is a good platform for making improvements and learning from our mistakes.
Overall Internship experience:
It was an enriching experience to be a part of Ascent for two months. Despite being a virtual internship & my first hands-on experience with the corporate, the learnings were awesome. I achieved the milestones of the project only because of the proper guidance of my mentor. I will always be grateful towards him, for handling and guiding a fresher like me, towards practical implementation of concepts of procurement domain in the pharma industry.
Key Learnings and Takeaways From The Internship:
My project was divided into two parts. The first part was completing spend analysis & preparing strategies for cost optimization for the packaging materials. The internship offered me deep insights about spend analysis and spend cube formation. It left me surprised that a minute change in the spend cube can provide savings in our total spending of organisation. The other half was about finding new opportunities in the market for the procurement of these packaging materials. The next challenge was to search for such pilot projects which can be implemented in Ascent.
Advice to Juniors:
As per my experience, I would say-
1.It is going to be the best time of your life, especially the 1st semester. So take each day as an opportunity to learn. Give in your 100% each day in whatever you are doing.
2.Also there will be a good mixture of all sorts of people career-wise as well the culture wise. So it’s a great platform for peer learning process.
And last but not the least enjoy this time as much as you can. All the best !!!