He needs no introduction, everyone acknowledges his innumerable achievements. Most importantly, he has been placed in a company which most of the SRites dream of getting associated with. So let us know how Divyansh Jain is as a person.
Q1: First of all, to whom would you attribute your success of getting into SRCC?
A1 : I would start by giving credit to my parents who have always encouraged me to maintain a perfect balance between academics and co-curricular activities. They always supported me to be in different arenas such as dram soc,etc..that’s the honest encouragement to do different things. My alma mater, ‘Birla High School,Calcutta’has provided me a platform to execute and express myself by taking part in activities like debating,quizzing that shape a personality. Moreover friends are a great support for me.
Q2: In the first year, you were in Dramsoc, FIC,so how were they beneficial ?
A2: In dramatics I had a brilliant experience. Initially, I didn’t want to be a part of dramsoc but Yash- a friend of mine dragged me to the audition since he needed a company and then we went on the whole procedure without looking back. During the whole experience I wanted to know more, learn more and on the whole it gave me immense confidence. Talking about FIC, it was another important journey where I learned a lot and which helped me in interviews.
Q3: What else has helped you to get quality financial experience?
A3: Reading Newspapers and being aware of whatever is happening around and questioning everything. This is what is my continuous advice to all the members of FIC- read Economic Times on a daily basis.
Q4: How was your experience as an intern in JSW?
A4: I wanted to work in a big organization and the way JSW functions as an enterprise is really amazing. I’m not from a technical background and there were 31 interns from IIT Kanpur, Kharagpur, Bombay and we all felt handicapped initially. By the end of the internship we had to present a presentation and I got the best presentation award from a commerce college.
Q5: Would you like to share your selection journey to Deutsche Bank?
A5: Initially there was a CV short listing round, in which they focused on the academic percentage which I had maintained at a good level even though I was working hard in societies. After that, they took an aptitude test. Since I had just started my
preparation, I just had an idea about what they expect. I took care of the negative marking as we need to be smart and a bucketful of luck too. Then there were three interviews and they went right. The mantra is that confidence should stay within yourself, it should not be shown because it might portray that you are over confident. We should try and deliver what they want. In those 15 minutes you have to sell yourself, you need to see who is interviewing us, he would be cautious about our eye movements, body language and then comes the content. Since every interview starts with your introduction which gives you a fair chance to drag it in your way.
Q6: So were you an all rounder right from the beginning?
A6: I try to do everything. I don’t know whether I do it well or not but nevertheless I try my hand at everything.
Q7: So what would u recommend your juniors to do and why?
A7: Essentially, do undertake a lot of risks, listen to everybody, don’t copy anybody,
everyone’s different, everyone’s priorities are different but do try to ask
people. When you plan something, have enough data about that to
back it with. Suppose, I want to do CA and not MBA, I need
to know, I need to answer myself a question as to why I am going in that
direction? I shouldn’t do something just because my friend is doing it. You need to be a convincing and decisive individual.
Generally, people judge you on the basis of how convinced you are or how strong you are
about your decision.
Q8: So what are your future plans? Will you stay with Deutsche Bank or have you envisioned something else?
A8: Now that I have already taken the route towards MBA, I’ll have to see.Thisain’t a choice actually.
It all depends on the B-school I get abroad. If I stay back in India and want to pursue my job, I’ll definitely keep on adding to my qualification and skill-set..
Q9: So who has been your inspiration that led to your amazing accomplishments?
A9: Talking about my inspirations, I’d say that I have many inspirations.
My first inspiration has been my father. He has taught me everything that I know today and I attribute all my achievements to his encouragement and guidance. My mother has taught me how to be balanced and calm and always go in the right direction as life cannot be a complete up, there have to
be ups and downs otherwise its won’t be called life and that undergoing a down phase completes the journey.
My parents have always been my unwavering support and my friends too.
Other people who’ve inspired me are NarendraModi and Shahrukh Khan. Specifically,
there are two people who have been my seniors and my inspirations. They are AvanishBehany- he is
someone I have always looked upto and he has always guided me throughout my college life and the other one is SudarshanTapuriah (super senior)- he has also guided me a lot when the need arose.
Q10: You are also a part of the Students’ Union as well. How do you manage so many things simultaneously?
A10: You’d always find me sleep deprived.I am never free. It’s my third year in Delhi but I
haven’t seen much of Delhi because I have prioritized college
activities over leisure. Now that I’ve been placed, I realise that my efforts have paid me off. Obviously you need to give up something for greater goals.
Q11: Do you miss that part of your life?
A11: No not really, because you are always with people when you’re working and believe me, people in college are great.You come across different kind of people when you work for
societies. You work and you party with them. It’s much better than sitting idle or simply studying.
Q12: It appears that you’re not a book-worm. How much do you like studying?
A12: Yeah you guessed it right, I’m not at all a book-worm. Infact I enjoy other activities more than studies. That’s the reason I prefer them over classes.
Q13: You have immense knowledge about the stock market, can you talk more about that?
A13: No, it’s not immense. We can never have immense. I can’t say that I know everything, I
am always willing to learn more in life.
Q14: Still,from where does one get the basic knowledge about stock markets?
A14: Reading the newspapers really helps. Google can offer you everything else. Look for the basic terms that you hear everyday. Above that you can probably start preparing for NSE modules which are available online. Once you do this, you’ll know where to head.
Q15: Would you like to share anything else about your college life and your mantras to go about it?
A15: I think college life is pure bliss. It’s the third year in college but it still feels like it has been less than a year. I have been involved in too many activities and what I suggest is keep doing things, never say
no, try to learn a lot, try to know more people, never stay stable, as life is meant to be dynamic and thrilling.
It is a pleasure talking to him and we would congratulate him for his recent achievements!!
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