Sadia Mahmood, NMIMS MBA Candidate 2017 – 19 talks about her experience of working with Zephop as a Business Development Associate, summer 2018
Summer Internship is one of the most important aspects of a management program. It teaches us the practical application of our classroom learning in a real world scenario. A good summer internship provides an opportunity to develop knowledge, competencies, and experience related directly to your career goals. It becomes even more important for MBA students like me who have had no prior exposure to the corporate world. With these thoughts in mind, I started applying for my summer internship after ten months into the MBA program. This is when I came across Zephop’s Full time Business Development Associate profile and applied for it. After a gruelling interview with one of the co-founders himself, I was selected for the internship.
In these two months at Zephop, I had a wholesome learning experience. As a Business Development Associate, I was responsible for the end-to-end onboarding of businesses on the Zephop platform. After an orientation session with one of the co founders, I was given the autonomy to plan my own visits and schedule with the sole aim of expanding the business. This internship helped me interact with different people and increased my confidence. Apart from that, I gained a lot of insights about the industry I worked in and made some crucial decisions based on my judgement. With the co founders always available to help at all points in time, the experience couldn’t have been more fulfilling.
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Zephop gave me an opportunity to be mentored directly by the leadership of the organisation. This could not have been provided anywhere but a budding startup. My journey at Zephop was full of new challenges but the guidance and support provided at every turn made it an enriching experience. I had a great time working with Zephop and am grateful to their team for offering this opportunity to me.
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.
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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.