You can’t compare India with any another country because every country is unique. A fine balance of beauty and inconveniences; it is an unforgettable experience. When you leave this country, you change a little of what you are inside. I arrived one month ago in New Delhi after completing an International Business Management course in Paris, from INSEEC business school, very well-known in France. I was excited to discover a new country, a new culture and a new style of life.Having already spent a year in Tunisia, I was familiar with poverty in the under developed world; I was not shocked to see dilapidating, damaged houses and poor people in the streets. But Connaught Place, the location where I live, is a paradox. Old world charm juxtaposes brazenly with Eastern luxury; a Rolex store seems out of place when you see poor begging outside the store’s cool confines. We can imagine that there are two countries in Delhi when we see these differences.
The district where I work is not a touristy location as I haven’t seen any foreigners visiting this part of New Delhi. It is probably because of this that locals look at me like I am an extra-terrestrial being. Initially it was embarrassing – people gawking at me – now I shrug off their attentions.
Working at Yellow Sequoia has been really interesting for me. Contrary to France where interns are not considered as useful and assigned with boring repetitive tasks, I have been introduced to a promotive environment. The work is varied, I learn a lot of things, and I have the opportunity to weigh in my opinion.
In Delhi, I learn new things everyday, in relation with my studies, and with what I want to do later. I can use the skills that I learned at school, and the independence in my work helps me to be more creative and more engaged in my daily tasks. I feel cheerful going to the office every morning; unlike some previous internships, it is not an unpleasant test.
The work is very varied, and I have the opportunity to weigh in. As a business development assistant, I create seminars on simulations and invite teachers, students and companies to learn how this immersive learning environment can teach practical skills for decision making.
I have created some flourishing relationships with directors and teachers at business schools in India and proposed them to use our simulations as an effective means for teaching or demonstrating concepts. I am also using social media tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and blog posts to promote our brand and products in the Indian business education circles.
I have the motivation to be involved in the development of this company because I feel like right at home.