Students of Goa Institute of Management recently had an opportunity to interact with the B school's one of the most prolific alumni, Mr. Kumar Shreshtha Singhee, Director at United Bank of Switzerland.
Students of Goa Institute of Management recently had an opportunity to interact with the B school's one of the most prolific alumni, Mr. Kumar Shreshtha Singhee, Director at United Bank of Switzerland. Goa Institute of Management invited Mr. Singhee to share his experiences with students and inspire them to achieve new heights of success in the competitive world of management. 'Hangouts' is an initiative by the institute to create a platform for students to learn from alumni who have gone on to carve a niche for themselves in their chosen fields. Alumni like Mr. Singhee, who are keen on coming back and sharing their journeys with students, bring a huge learning experience to the table. It is also obvious that these remarkable professionals are willing to come back to the institute because of the impact it has had on their careers.
Mr. Singhee, who graduated from GIM in 2003, has gathered expertise in the much sought after fields of Finance and Investment Banking. And in spite of his busy schedule and geographical constraints, he took the time to be a part of the session that was held over a conference call on Skype. It was an experience in itself for the eager and excited students who were looking forward to interacting with a predecessor who has a lot of knowledge to share. The session turned out to be quite interactive with students posing a lot of important and relevant questions to Mr. Singhee. He answered the whole gamut of questions, which ranged from a regular day in the life of an investment banker to how investment banking has evolved over the years. Students also wanted to know more about the resources they could access to be industry ready. Mr. Singhee was thorough with his replies and his affable manner was a hit with the students.
Students who participated in the event were thrilled with the final outcome of the day. Shiva Raghuram, one of the participants, remarked, "As a Finance major, the advice we received was invaluable in understanding the ground realities of the industry." Shubham Agarwal, who is part of the initiative to set up one of the few Student Investment Funds in India at GIM, said, "To have a distinguished alum helping us is a big boost to us. We particularly appreciated his advice on how to prepare ourselves for the corporate world."