Currently a student of TAPMI, I Harshit Sabboo was always sure that I did not want to pursue my career in sales. Having work experience organizations like BNP Paribas and Capgemini in the past, I wanted to explore the world of Digital Marketing and Data Analytics. Hence I selected Marketing Automation and Gamification as my project for my summer internship at Pay1. One thing that has fascinated me about Pay1 since my placement here is the startup culture that it practices.
So, I began my project under the mentorship of Nandan Singh Rana. During my tenure here as a marketing intern, there are a few things that I have learned, relearned and unlearned. Having come from a work experience background, I learned the importance of unlearning things. The technologies and perspectives of the corporates are constantly undergoing changes, and in order to succeed, it is important to incorporate advanced technologies and new perspectives on both personal and professional front. So here is a mix of some things that I have learned, some relearned and some unlearned.
- Know about things that do not interest you: While people have always stressed knowing what interests them, I prefer to know things that do not interest a person. This has particularly helped me in selecting my project during my internship tenure here at Pay1.
- Once you take up a task, give your 100% to it: Now that you have already filtered out the things that do not interest you, whichever project you select make sure you give your 100% efforts to it. Initially, I was a new to digital marketing, but as time passed I put my efforts in the same and now I am certified in Google Analytics.
- Don’t fumble to be humble: Having a work experience does not make you a better candidate than a fresher. I have learned a number of things from my colleagues who are freshers. It is the sharing of knowledge, that helps you grow with the people around you. The employees here at Pay1 were humble enough to teach us what a B-school couldn’t. We, at Pay1, practised an open door policy, wherein we were welcomed to any department, any CXO’s cabin to strike a conversation and learn about particular function or domain.
- All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy: Well, there is no doubt that work is important, but enjoying your work is all the more important. Learning to love what you do is something that I have learned from my fellow colleagues here. To have fun while you are working is something that my fellow interns have taught me, it made my internship tenure a memorable one.