Vaibhav Makkar from the 2018-20 batch, pursuing Finance, interned with Capgemini.
Vaibhav’s internship consisted handling two projects. His first project was on developing an IOT based solution for fire hazards for renters, home insurance, focussing on the North America region. Next, his second project was about Model Building, where his goal was to formulate a fraud detection model which would identify unnecessary medication & opioids frauds.
A Bachelor in Management Studies, Vaibhav labels his Internship experience to be highly enriching as the project he was entrusted to him was of high quality, just as his learnings. In addition to that, the guidance received from his mentors and colleagues was paramount in helping him feel comfortable in clarifying his doubts as they came.
With 13 months of prior work experience in an iron casting firm, Vaibhav was able to create a viable solution for the fraud model which really impressed his mentor. The management was also extremely satisfied with Vaibhav’s approach and willingness to go the extra mile for his research. Of course, his ability to solve complex issues and providing comprehensive and innovative solutions for both his projects further helped him in scoring the Pre placement offer.
His suggestion to the Junior batch is to understand the company and having an overview of the industry you’re placed in. To be in touch with your seniors who’ve previously interned with the brand, via LinkedIn, and understand their projects. To try to gauge the work culture and expectations of senior management through their experiences. Once you have your project, talk to as many people as you can to understand the various facets of the case and get a better understanding of the deliverables. Additionally, try to connect with your mentor regularly and understand his expectations as well as the ultimate objective of the project.
Many congratulations Vaibhav, and all the very best, from every one of us at SCMHRD.
-Aanchal Negi, Media & PR Team