Aayush Vats, NMIMS MBA Candidate 2017 – 19 talks about his experience of working with Zephop as a Business Development Associate, summer 2018
Summer Internship!!! This usually marks the end of a super hectic calendar year which lasts about 10 months in the life of a first-year MBA student. But time flies by so fast that it seems like it was only yesterday that it all began for me. Having said that, this internship actually requires everyone on it to get a practical experience of how things work in the real world and apply our classroom learning. I’ll explain how.
Having worked in a corporate setup in the IT industry after my graduation, I was eager to dive into a completely new domain to challenge myself. That’s why when I came across the Zephop Business Development full-time Summer Internship, I knew it in my heart that this was exactly the kind of company I wanted to work with. Zephop has the spirit of a tech startup and is a young and dynamic company which is looking to expand its business and that proposition sounded extremely exciting to me.
After successfully clearing an interview with one of the Co-Founders, I was offered the role of a Business Development Associate where I was responsible for the end-to-end onboarding of new businesses on to the Zephop platform along with getting involved with some aspects of customer engagement. After a few sessions of onboarding with the team, we were left on our own to try and expand the business. One gets a lot of autonomy in the team, but help is available to constantly support and motivate to overcome any challenging interactions with ease. From coordinating with people from different backgrounds to actually working with them in complete synchronization to help scale a business model, I was a part of all this and more, which was indeed a very rewarding experience.
Being a part of the Zephop team has been a challenging yet extremely enriching experience for me. I picked up the nuances of working in a fast-paced startup environment, achieved organization goals with the assistance of a great mentorship program and made some critical calls from a position of responsibility. I am grateful to Zephop for providing me with this wonderful opportunity and I shall forever cherish my experience.