Securing a Highly Coveted Global Internship in Singapore – Rohan Rai’s (MGB 2021) story

Our Master of Global Business student, Rohan Rai (MGB 2021), is a Mechanical Engineer published in several internationally acclaimed journals including the International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT). An avid Formula-1 enthusiast, Rohan also developed a top-ranked formula-student style race car during his engineering days and represented it at several international events.

So, how did SP Jain’s multi-city Master of Global Business (MGB) program help Rohan boost his career trajectory? How did an international internship add value to his expertise? How did his career surge from an inspiring internship to successful leadership? Well, let’s find out!

Rohan Rai - SP Jain MGB Internship

“I was selected as the first on-campus intern from my Master of Global Business batch (MGB Sept’19), to pursue a 6-month internship at Siemens Mobility in Singapore. It is the company’s Asia Pacific-APAC regional headquarters where I was appointed as a Supply Chain and Procurement intern.

From the very first day, I felt like I was not just an intern at the company, rather a regular employee because I was allotted proper work right at the start of my journey. I was handling supply chain and procurement-related activities for live on-going projects belonging to the Singapore Government worth more than USD 100-200 million.

Since I had no prior work experience, I was happy to receive hands-on learning experience in the company. In due course, I was given the prestigious responsibility of looking for ongoing projects across the APAC region and implementing several process/performance improvement projects. This was for the first time that an intern was appointed to handle serious responsibilities bearing costs, up to millions of dollars, in the organisation. It was indeed an enthralling experience for me.

Rohan Rai - SP Jain MGB 2021

There were definitely times that proved to be immensely challenging but I had one secret tonic which helped me overcome all hurdles – the values and learnings inherited from my beloved Institution, SP Jain Global. The holistic course outline of the MGB program perfectly prepared and readied me to encounter the toughest business scenarios during my internship and also for my professional journey ahead.

The constant support and motivation provided by the faculty and management of the school is a force of strength with which the most difficult paths can be crossed with utmost ease. It is because of these experiences that I had been offered a full-time role with Siemens Singapore.

Initially, I had to hustle with the strict visa rules implemented by the Singaporean government after the onset of the pandemic. Nevertheless, the learnings garnered during my internship and from the MGB program at SP Jain landed me a placement with Blackberry as a Manager in Project Business at their Head Office in India.

It has been my privilege and honour to have SP Jain School of Global Management as my alma-mater and I shall cherish this tag with immense pride forever.”

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