Tell us a little bit about yourself (Your studies, When did you join Dell etc.
I am Kriti Jain, born and brought up in Delhi, India. I graduated from BITS-Pilani, Rajasthan in electronics and communication. Recently I completed my MBA in Marketing from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. Also through campus placement I got an opportunity to work with Dell and therefore I joined Dell in May 15.
What has your experience like as a University hire been? How did you hear about Dell and what was the application process like?
Dell was coming to our campus for recruitments after a long gap. The process started around eight in the night. There was group discussion followed by an interview process. Unlike other organizations, the interview process was more of a discussion rather than a yes/no round, the panel was giving a chance to all the candidates to prove their talent, but finally at 10 we got to know that I have been selected to work with such a reputed brand.
Why did you choose to come work at Dell?
Dell has given me my first job and as everyone wants to start their career with a good brand, Dell was the perfect platform to start my career. Secondly, some of seniors were also working in Dell at that point of time and they told me about the culture of the company which promotes employees to do whatever they wish to do.
What are some projects that you have recently been involved with and some of your career highlights at Dell?
Initially for four months I did a stint with the Marketing team of consumer business and after that continued in the sales team. The project I did in the initial four months was driving consistent customer experience in Dell exclusive stores across India. The project was appreciated by the entire leadership team of consumer and small business (CSB) and now it is being carried forward by other team members.
How do you think Dell can help you achieve your career goals after graduation?
After graduation I wanted to implement everything whatever I had learnt during those two years and more importantly it gives you an opportunity to define your career path yourself. Two years down the line after learning all the facets of sales I wish to grow in the marketing domain and I am sure Dell would be able to provide me an opportunity to do so.