Aditya Vats- MBA ‘16
Senior Manager – Sales and BD, Happay
“Don’t hesitate to experiment, you never know where your true potential lies till the time you do not move out of silos”, advices Aditya Vats to the present and future Great Lakers. He also gives credits to Great Lakes students for excelling in the live projects allocated by Happay.
Q) Please talk about your job role at Happay?
I am currently working as Senior Manager Sales and Business Development for the Northern region. My role primarily involves direct sales, channel management, developing and nurturing partnerships for driving top line for the company. I am also responsible for team management & enablement activities for the Associate BDs and new joinees, respectively.
Q) Happay engages management students for Live Projects. How has been your experience of working with Great Lakes students?
Live Projects allocated by Happay usually comprise of the teething problems the business is facing in its given construct. The students are then required to come up with possible solutions & strategies around solving the business challenge via various primary and secondary research mechanisms. Great Lakes students have consistently helped the management to drive key strategy decisions which is why we always come back to campus every year to recruit the best of the talent for our organisation.
Q) Any advice for current batch students who are planning to apply for live project this year.
I advice the students not to choose a Live Project just because of the brand/ organisation with which it is associated. The problem statement should be something that is in sync with the passion and the area of expertise a candidate wishes to work in.
Q) What are the life- long learning lessons your one year MBA at Great Lakes taught you?
The one year program taught me that if you focus on results, you will never change. However, if you focus on change, you will get the results. Furthermore, the mentorship received by the faculty members helped me identify and realize that as a professional you should be so good at what you do that no one can ignore you. These learnings have really helped me shape and propel my career in the right direction.
Q)Share a few words of advice for future Great Lakers.
Don’t hesitate to experiment. You never know where your true potential lies till the time you do not move out of your silos. The one year you’ll spend at Great Lakes will expose you to many such opportunities. My advice, grab them and make the best decision about your career path and future.
Q) How do you like to spend your free time?
I like to travel and read whenever I have the luxury of time.