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IIM A to BHEL Journey |Advice for MBA Aspirants from Industry Expert ft. Dr. Subhash Sharma Dir. IBA
May 16 2024

The idea of an IIM Ahmedabad graduate joining BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) is less common than going into typical MBA sectors like consulting, finance, or IT. However, it's definitely possible! Here's how to approach this unique career path and some general advice for MBA aspirants:

For IIM A to BHEL:

  • Research BHEL's Management Roles: BHEL hires MBAs for specific management positions. Research their career page and identify roles that align with your IIM A education and your interests. Focus on areas like project management, supply chain management, or marketing specific to the heavy industries sector.
  • Highlight Relevant Skills: Tailor your resume and interviews to showcase skills applicable to BHEL. While finance and strategy are valuable, emphasize skills like operations management, logistics, and understanding of large-scale engineering projects.
  • Network Strategically: IIM A alumni are well-connected. Leverage your network to connect with alumni who work at BHEL or have experience in similar sectors. Their insights and introductions can be invaluable.
  • Prepare for Industry-Specific Questions: Anticipate interview questions tailored to BHEL's domain. Research the company's current projects, challenges in the heavy industries sector, and demonstrate your understanding of the specific business landscape.

Advice for MBA Aspirants:

  • Focus on Well-Rounded Profile: IIMs seek well-rounded individuals. Acing the CAT is crucial, but also demonstrate leadership, extracurricular involvement, and strong communication skills.
  • Specialization is Optional: While IIM A offers specializations, a strong foundation in business fundamentals is valued. Focus on core courses and build your industry knowledge through internships or projects.
  • Network Early and Often: Start building connections with professionals in your target industries even before your MBA. Attend industry events, connect on LinkedIn, and participate in relevant online forums.
  • Develop Soft Skills: Communication, teamwork, and problem-solving are essential for success in any industry. Seek opportunities to develop these skills throughout your MBA journey.

While an IIM A to BHEL journey might be less conventional, with focused preparation and strategic networking, you can achieve your dream career.

All the best!!

Rahul Singh

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