It all began here, at Woxsen!...
After working for two years soon after my graduation, I was confused to choose the
right career path whether to excel in my technical domain or to swing to management
career as being an engineer always has its limitations. I was then working as a
Mechanical Engineer for a Danish based manufacturing firm in Hyderabad. When I was
exploring the best possibilities across the country for a decent institute with
well-designed curriculum, I came across Woxsen School of Business.
Woxsen was then a very young B-School with just two years of existence from its inception. I had my qualms on pursuing the opportunity with Woxsen as it was a new institute. All my perception over-turned when I met couple of professors and got feedback from few alumni. It amazed me to know the prospects of Woxsen as it has the best faculty from across the globe under the astute leadership of Prof. M. R. Rao and the Dean who were widely recognized among the leading top B-schools in India. It was then I decided to pursue my management career at Woxsen in marketing. The massive campus, aesthetic infrastructure were the two other important factors that made me feel Woxsen is the right place to shape my career.
Initially, I took admission into a two-year PGDM program but when I got to know about the one-year PGPXP program and the prospects of the other students, I was excited to be a part of class with experienced professionals from different industries, different domains and different parts of the country. This classroom felt more multi-cultured than ever as not only the varied experiences but also different outlook from my peers helped me increase my knowledge on commerce and industries.
Thanks to the program which was more of learning than being taught. The faculty always
taught us to study than just teach the subject which made all our course-mates work
closely together in all modules, assignments and projects bringing out optimal
solutions and resourceful ideas. Case-Study based learning methodology is really good
as we were given real-life management scenarios to work and practice the theory we
learnt in classroom.
I would say Woxsen has a 360° approach in education. Though I chose Marketing, the
program made me look at operations and finance as critical functions of management. In
an organization all business functions are inter-connected. Also, the program was not
so easy, rigorous schedules and countless modules to complete in just one year.
Competitiveness always existed and especially for me being one of the youngest students
of the class which has a collective experience of not less than 50 years, it was never
an easy task to contend.
The two-day Induction and orientation program at Woxsen needs a special mention and it
is among one of my best memories at Woxsen. The orientation was hosted by the then
current students during the first evening on campus making us feel comfortable from the
first day itself. The second day was not at all easy as we had a survival program
planned and held by a military veteran. In the massive 200-acre eco-space of Woxsen,
there are many natural frontiers which were chosen for our activities. This part of
induction was designed in a way that I got along with many of my colleagues by end of
the induction during my second day of joining. This is one of the ‘musts’ that I look
upto having in future as well. Apart from the academics, I had wonderful time during
the entire year at Woxsen and the campus life was incredible that I enjoyed most of my
leisure time playing table tennis, badminton, swimming. The best part was cricket
‘Woxsen Premier League’ and I am proud to be the founding owner of ‘Great Gaffers’ and
it makes me feel happy when I see the team is continuing legacy every year.
After a great year at Woxsen, today I am working for DESMI as a Segment Sales Manager
handling Defence & Fuel segments for Indian sub-continent including Sri Lanka,
Bangladesh and Maldives and I am delighted to be a part of management team of the
organization. I am here because of what I have learnt from my professors and the
friends at Woxsen. I cannot end this without thanking all Woxsenites for making my
experience at Woxsen life changing & worth it.
Vamsi Arvind Pentyala,
(PGPXP 2016-17 Batch)