LIFE AFTER GGI
HOW WILL GGI TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE ?
Shortly after GGI, I joined as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company. My role at Bain involved working on portfolio operations and private equity across varied sectors.
It was due to the GGI prestigious masterclass, I could think through the lens of policy and core consulting and eventually excelled in policy case competitions as well. The mentors, Naman Shrivastava and Shatakshi Sharma, were extremely helpful throughout.
"After GGI, I will join Bain & Company. I found out about the GGI and as someone who was interested in the consulting space I thought it would be a great opportunity to get knowledge about not just consulting but all the fields and also to network with people from diverse backgrounds.
Mainly, I think GGI is the strongest community one can get to be a part of. What I like the most is the diversity, and when all of us come together to solve problems you get a plethora of perspectives you could never imagine. Just interacting and solving problems with such people you gain lots of learnings from their perspective."
Shortly after GGI, I got placed at Kearney India. This was possible due to GGI’s prestigious Masterclass. It was a stepping stone for me, where I was exposed to the consulting world, and learned the tips and tricks that I could apply in the consulting world. Shatakshi’s mock interviews were also very helpful during my placement season.
I was taught to approach problems in real life scenarios from the best leaders in the game. I was among one of the 5 people from my college to be shortlisted for the coveted EY Global Scholarship Internship Opportunity, and I was able to apply the knowledge that I gained from the Masterclass there as well.
Shortly after GGI, I received an offer from BCG. BCG's devoted practice in Social Impact and Public Sector led me to pick it as my first choice. I attended GGI’s policy consulting masterclass in October 2019. GGI unveiled to me the diversity of avenues in Policy Consulting, a completely unexplored territory for me.
The discussions about consulting cases done by the speakers (Shatakshi and Smita) with the Govt. of India caught my interest and I started further exploring the field. Besides, what is more fulfilling is that GGI has also connected me to a great network of working professionals in the consulting domain and like minded aspirants. I look forward to many more masterclasses and networking opportunities with GGI.
Ansh Aggarwal, Mckinsey & Co.
Shortly after GGI, I got placed in McKinsey & Company. In fact, I will be moving to Mumbai to work as a Business Analyst. Also after the masterclass, having won the EY Scholarship for entrepreneurship,
I completed an internship at EY Global as well. [...] GGI's prestigious Policy Consulting Masterclass definitely helped me navigate through the recruitment process.
"GGI gave me the impetus to move ahead with my MBA at ISB, the contacts and relations I made at GGI helped me keep up the hustle and eventually I got an offer from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) .
I was preparing for UPSC for almost 3 years and was unsuccessful in rounds beyond the prelims. I then applied to GGI and interacted with Naman, and understood how with every target there is a certain deadline and as time passes you need to move on. GGI was the perfect platform to do that.
Shortly after the GGI Policy Consulting Masterclass, I bagged an offer to join BCG. It was only during the Policy Consulting masterclass that I was introduced to solving cases and the world of consulting.
I can never forget that moment when it all seemed worth it, the effort that went in while preparing.
Shortly after GGI, I was offered a role by Kearney India. The GGI Masterclass enabled me to develop a more holistic view of the manner in which public sector works in our country and the challenges that arise while working to create an impact with them.
The first time I was introduced to case interviews was also during the GGI Masterclass on my campus. I was able to understand the problems better and develop structured solutions which made me stand out.
I think ever since I first stumbled upon GGI, my perspective towards my career has changed immensely. My GGI Fellowship lasted 2 months from Oct to Dec'20, and it simply curated itself into a glass half full situation wherein I could scrape off the shadows of the pandemic tainted hiring freezes and just breathe and plan for the future.
GGI Masterclasses, founder office hours, peer sessions, and of course the research paper, all in unison collected my professional ambitions and shaped them in a way that I could somehow manage to achieve them. My weeks are covered with working on my bit towards social behavioral change by running my content portal @hasrat.work and working full time at IFC.
Soon after GGI, I actively pursued a career in Public Policy by associating with the Albright Stonebridge Group. Thereafter I began to work with Deloitte as an Analyst in their Government advisory division.
GGI has been tremendously helpful in providing the right direction to my career. The art of structuring one's thoughts and the sheer will to learn has enriched my experience of growth. My favorite aspect of GGI's program is Wiggly and Networking. It's amazing to see how a collaborative community like GGI's can foster growth amongst the members.
No matter what one's career goals are, being part of the GGI community is certainly an extremely valuable experience. Naman and Shatakshi are great mentors and have innumerable learnings to offer
Shortly after GGI, I was offered a role by Bridgespan.
I will soon be joining the nonprofit consulting organization this year. I attended three masterclasses over a span of 4-5 months. First on Policy Consulting, second on Impact Startup and the third on Management Communications.
I had been wanting to explore the policy and development space for a while and I think the masterclasses helped me find the entry points. I have been in touch with GGI through the Inner circle and follow the good work happening regularly. It's relevant and important.
GGI has contributed greatly towards reshaping my perspective about my career ingraining an attitude of perpetual learning. I remember always looking forward to the masterclass weekends because they would simply be power-packed, learning-filled days.
With the wonderful community that Shatakshi and Naman have created, GGI gave me a safe space to make mistakes; accept my vulnerabilities, make me self-aware, and give me the confidence to challenge my self-limiting beliefs. Not to mention that the community’s diversity has helped me to broaden my horizon and given me the confidence to experiment with various things.
Shortly after GGI, I bagged an offer from InMobi for the profile of a Business Analyst in their Bangalore office. Two weeks into the GGI Fellowship, and I bagged this offer.
Being mentored by leaders like Shatakshi Sharma and Naman Shrivastava at such a young age is no less than a blessing. GGI helped me discover my true self and transform into a mature individual from a college-going ‘kid’.
Shortly after GGI, I bagged an offer Samagra | Transforming Governance. I have recently started my journey at Samagra and am super excited to grow! Upon joining GGI, I took a deep dive into the consulting space. This involved case prep, networking, brushing up on interview skills and so on.
All this eventually culminated into bagging offers from DCPCR, GDI and Samagra. The GGI masterclass was the turning point for me where I took the decision to pivot from UPSC to governance consulting. I'm so glad I took the plunge!
Shortly after GGI, I secured an offer from Azim Premji Foundation. I started my fellowship at GGI alongside my MA Development program at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Having been a part of Policy Consulting and Management Communication masterclasses I was exposed to frameworks that helped me understand and tackle issues at the policy level. Better articulation and how to tell your story is something that aided me in putting my volunteering experiences in education well and leading me to secure an offer from Azim Premji Foundation as Field Associate.
I would like to express my gratitude to the diverse GGI network and supportive mentors like Naman Shrivastava and Shatakshi Sharma for guiding me throughout.
Shortly after GGI, I was offered a role by TresVista.
My first interaction with GGI was back in January 2020 through the Policy Consulting masterclass, then the Management Consulting masterclass. Now it's more than a year and I continue to be a part of this immensely talented family.
The masterclasses boosted my confidence and made me realise my interest for problem solving and creating impact. This eventually led me to work with Teach For India as a campaign leader, intern with Ernst and Young and get placed in TresVista.
Shortly after GGI, I got selected as a summer intern under the policy initiatives team at eGovernments Foundation. I will be joining the non-profit organisation in May this year. The first masterclass I attended on Product Management and Tech Ethics helped me gain a wider perspective of the complementarity of soft and hard skills. My key learning from the masterclass was that sustainability needs to be at the forefront of product innovation. The policy consulting masterclass helped me direct my efforts towards this field.
I have been in touch with the GGI community with the help of regular inner circle meetings and networking events which helped me finally land an internship in my area of interest. The co-founders place great importance on mental well-being which has enabled me to be more confident, accepting and strong.
Chirag Mittal, Boston Consulting Group
Shortly after the GGI Policy consulting masterclass, I aced many case competitions at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and later joined BCG as Summer Associate. In the hindsight, I chose Boston Consulting Group (BCG) primarily because of my keen interest in government projects..
I realised my knack for public policy after completing my engineering from IIT Delhi, while I was preparing for UPSC. GGI masterclass provided me with further drive.
Graduated from Global Governance Initiative.
It was an immense learning journey through networking and industry experts.
I got an offer from PwC Deals Strategy Consulting!
Sessions with my mentor (Akshar) and learnings acquired during the Management Communication class were extremely helpful in every round!
Maanya Charu Kalra, IFC
I have been selected for a Consultant role by the International Finance Corporation in their Global Upstream Dept in Washington DC.
It goes without saying that my time at GGI as a fellow contributed immensely to my interview and other selection processes.
I have been made an offer to join as a Senior Associate at Samagra. I had applied after the GGI info session and had my final round today,
I have received an offer from Bain.
If not GGI, I don't think I could have gotten this offer.
Sourav panda, the fletcher school
I took the bold move of coupling my business education (MBA) from CEIBS with one of the best international affairs courses in the world at The Fletcher School.
The GGI scholars’ community helped me be prepared for what’s coming, especially discussions with Naman and Shatakshi, and Dean Bhaskar’s session for the scholars, but truly, you can never be ready for the abundance here at Fletcher!
Had one of the most wonderful Sundays in a long, long time attending the Management Consulting and Sustainability Masterclass organized by Global Governance Initiative.
I spent my last weekend attending the Liberal Arts Masterclass organised by Global Governance Initiative as a part of my GGI Impact Scholars Program. Being from a commerce background, I have always been curious to explore the world of Liberal Arts and it goes without saying,
I had a very enriching and immense learning experience whilst learning and interacting with the diverse community. I am thankful beyond words to Naman and Shatakshi for creating one-of-its-kind learning ecosystem at Global Governance Initiative. Glad to be a part of the GGI family!
Attended a brilliant masterclass on Impact Investing by speakers Rachana Ramchand, Ivka Kalus and Daan Besamusca. As someone without much clarity on the Impact Investments space, this session was a great value add.
Thank you Global Governance Initiative for giving us the opportunity to experience discussions on such niche topics.
One thing I am grateful for GGI is it opened my mind to explore new things. It exposed me to new domains by letting me interact with people coming from diverse backgrounds.
How often do you get to interact with a BCG Partner Aparna Bijapurkar.!!
Thank you Shatakshi Sharma and Naman Shrivastava for co-founding Global Governance Initiative and pushing our limits personally and professionally.
I have received a campus placement offer from Deloitte India. It is in their Consulting Departmnet, the profile is of a Human Capital Analyst.
There are so many skills that I learnt from the GGI Fellowship that I applied during the placement process.
I had an extremely productive weekend at the Global Governance Initiative Impact Investing Masterclass. Personally, I was looking forward to this Masterclass since the start of GGI and I wasn't let down!
I just want to thank you and the entire GGI Team for facilitating the process as well as comment on the brilliant work you've been doing throughout the organization!
Selection into the recent Management Consulting & Sustainability Masterclass conducted by the GGI this Saturday enabled me to broaden my horizons of management consulting holistically. It was a 10-hour long tiring session, however, with such a great panel and a diverse cohort of 60 attendees on-board, I was much more enlightened and satisfied.
With numerous anecdotes by Mr. Gupta, it was definitely once in a lifetime opportunity to engage in a one-on-one interaction with such an eminent personality.