‘International Business Managers need to be astute in identifying opportunities around the world. The way Shubham Yeole, PGDM-IB, Batch 2018-20 at FORE School of Management, New Delhi generously quotes Tolstoy suggests that he may have imbibed the nuances of cultural sensitivity, a key factor in succeeding in the international business environment. But it is the acumen to sense an opportunity during the internship that speaks highly of his transformation. He set his eyes on the internship with the international business of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd because it was aligned with his interests. He reveals how he is charting the roadmap to future success.
The Production Engineer from Pune wasn’t going to let boundaries confine his career aspirations. That’s why he moved to Delhi and joined the PGDM - International Business program at FORE School of Management. Drawing inspiration from Tolstoy, he refers to his time at the B-School as ‘virtuous’, because it pushed for two attributes: activity and intelligence. He says, ‘Rigorous curriculum, case studies, and corporate competitions keep us busy throughout the year. We also get the opportunity to work on real-life corporate problems, which help in preparing us for diverse industry roles.’
Shubham shares that his learning at the B-School has helped him to develop the mindset that is perfectly aligned with the corporate world. He also talks of the guidance and support from seniors and faculty members, which encouraged him to make his mark. Talking about the choice of the company for internship, he says, ‘VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. is one of the largest commercial vehicles companies in India. It is also trying to expand in Bangladesh. The profile gives me the opportunity to understand global expansion at initial stage through first-hand experience. This will help me to grow as an International Business Manager.’
Moving to Delhi and being part of the B-School campus has enabled Shubham to develop people skills and appreciate different cultures. With the unique internship profile, he gets to push the boundaries further and get groomed as a future International Business Manager. He shares, ‘My internship at VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. will need me to support the Bangladesh sales team. It is a unique profile that will help me learn about International Business and Marketing. This is the practical exposure I need to build capabilities for the road ahead.’
FORE School of Management has been designing, developing and conducting innovative Executive Education (EE)/ Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for working executives in India for over three decades.