Tanisha Kalra

Designation 
Director, SLC
Sector 
Construction
Work Experience 
3 Years 4 Months
Previous Company 
Larsen & Toubro
Professional Interests 
Strategy, Marketing, Product Management
Other Interests 
Travelling, Adventure Sports
Profile type 
Graduate Student Association
WHY PGP? AND WHY ISB?

I wanted to switch my stream from construction to strategy or marketing. The only way to do this was to pursue a management program which would give me the necessary knowledge and would help me shape my mind not only in the right direction but also give me the right attitude which is mandatory to analyse logical situations.

 

ISB has been ranked 24th by the FT which gives it an edge over all other B-schools in India for PGP Program. Association with schools like Wharton, Kellogg and LBS makes studying here as good as being out there in one of these schools. Also, the accelerated 1-year program gives us an advantage over other B-schools offering 2-year programs.

WHAT ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND FOCUS AREAS THIS YEAR?
As the Director of Student Life Council, I want to bring out the vibrancy of the cohort and create an environment of fun and camaraderie amongst the member community. We have a varied set of people with different skill sets and talents. We, at SLC, would like to use that to enhance the overall experience of the entire cohort. By hosting various events catering to all students, faculties and SFA members, we want to create an environment of a home away from home in Mohali
WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT TO LEARN AND BECOME MORE PROFICIENT AT DURING YOUR STAY AT THE ISB?

I would definitely like to broaden my spectrum of learning. I want to learn the nitty-gritties of strategy, marketing and other business tools, which would help me be a more skilled and sought-after personnel by the end of these “51 weeks of transformation”. I want to build up my network and take advantage of the 10000-alum base of ISB to enrich my learning experience even further. Along with academics, I wish to make bonds for life with the people around.

WHAT SUGGESTIONS WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE TO A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT ABOUT ISB?

Your year at ISB could be very taxing and hectic but will give you a lot of insights about yourself and your future prospects. Figure out what your short-term and long-term goals are, and it would be a cake walk for you. Still haven’t made up your mind about what you want to do post MBA? ISB would provide everything that you need to know and figure out your way ahead. Just be very sure about your timing of taking up an MBA, and you will be good to go.