The Last week @ Mindfire

How can I forget the day, when our Summer Internship started at Mindfire!!!!!!!!!

Yes, its crystal clear in my mind…

The way to the company was new for me…and each day of the First week was a hide-n-seek day …when I had to search for the Company … (almost the Ghazni-effect had played it’s magic on me...)

But, now it feels like… I am so much aware of this way now….the humps, turns….at places where I sud slow down the pace of the Scooty…and yes…the level-crossing (where evrytime i had to wait for the train to pass-by n thn the vehicles to strike-by n move… )

Afterall, that’s the way of life…to keep on moving ahead ….alongwith being adaptable.. At times, Time is the master for it….

The conflict in my mind…about HR Vs Marketing Internship…which has come to an end by this time…Someway, now I realise that the business process and the functional departments are all inter-dependent….(it has added on to my knowledge…)

Now…when it’s the last week at Mindfire, it feels like many things are goin to come to an end….

Firstly, the weekly assignments that I used to get….It had slowly brought in the feeling like Iam also an employee of the Organisation… :).. A feel of being back into Job…

Seconly, the cute chit-chat dat Madhu n I used to regularly have on skype…..(to reduce the  stress of sitting long at one place)

Some brain-storming discussions where Madhu n I had great fun while working on for the newletters….

Thirdly, the Campus drives… where the feel of being a part of a recruiting team was awesome!!!!

And…there are many more moments that are goin to be golden memories…. 

When talking about weekly assignment, this was the week when Mainak Sir, gave me the responsibility to prepare a database with contact details of people with 5 + experience….in the field of JAVA, PHP, Perl, RoR, Asp . Net….from Orissa, bihar n Jharkhand.

Yes… I could manage to gather information and prepare a good list.

It has been a good learning time at Mindfire…New friends have been made…

The work culture is something that is most appreciable…(something that I would look forward to work-in in the futue times..)

But, yes when it comes to suggestions for improvement…. I feel , as the company gets older… the flexi-time culture sud b tightened…At times, a proper time schedule adds to the value of the company….. as employees understand that  they have deadlines to meet…

As such now…. seeing the employees engrossed in their work , making efforts to deliver the best , signifies that the Company is heading to set new track-records in the world of  Business….

My association wid the Company as an Intern wud b memorable for me….n…

All My Best wishes are for the People here…hoping that they achieve all Success that they are dreaming for….

 

 

It is said ,”the one who dreams, has the WILL to make it True….”

Best wishes,n

Keep Dreaming…

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The week before the last week…..

With time rolling-by….my daily schedule now has been

              6.30…. 10…. 12 …. 2 ….. 5 …..6.30….

Ohhh… I won’t talk in tricks…

              Slowly n silently raaz khulenge in ths blog…..My schedule during the OJT

Before getting into the details…. a brief insight into the happenings of my activities at Mindfire…

Those weeks have been completely dedicated to the Newsletter design and gathering of contents…making an effort for it’s completion..     n, to get in detail…I have to recollect the events from last when I had posted the blog….

Yes…It was the celebration time with Rajo days coming in…. Our Guides were kind enough to grant us 2 days of leave…. (the feel of vacation was back)

Madhu n I , were very excited… :).. but…yes there was the committment to complete the alloted tasks on the day we join back…

But…nything lasts forever…n wid the chuti’s getting to an end… I was ready to join back at work…

As usual the day started for me at 6. 30 am….thn , I knew by 10 am I have to leave for training ….  (this crakes the link of the number series)

In the initial days of the new week…, we were ready with the complete design of  the layout of our Funletter…bt, thn there were few tasks due …

 Then, started the daud  for the completion of the pending works…

ooohhhh…when I say pending work… it reminds me the responsibility of  collection of the short story from a Mindfirean…

It was a tedious job… with Sir asking me to collect an article from a person who never had appeared b4 me… (Mr. India ke tarah hi invisible tha…)… Even Madhu n I had to even wait ,late in the evening , to meet him  n request to write…but…he did not turn-up…It was a moment of dissappointment… a feeling of not being valued…But…after a few days, I did get his email-id n had sent the mail…To this the reply was again a set-back for me….but, thn I could manage to get the work done… (the sabahsi goes to my effective Communication Skills… ).. I could smile now

So, putting an end to this piece of memory…I should get along to the next spot of the day…when it’s 12 noon.. the time of break…coffee break… This refreshes us and jaagata hy na neend se…ke abhi aur kaam karna hy

Thn…back to the desk…we both strived to get together all the contents ..edit…n send it to Smita….a New friend at Mindfire…and, an efficient Mindfirean…

While working on for all this…it was our lunch time at 2pm… Madhu n I together have it…sumtimes in canteen n at times near our desk…. usse hamari dosti aur badhti hey na…n, energy n zeal also to work actively…

So, accumulating the informations…pics for all the sections… writing the synopsis for the interview section…and editing all the articles…this was the complete bunch of work which we had to complete by the end -of the day…which took away from us the the 5 pm chit-chatting time alongwith a stroll in the parking area….

But, not to mind…for the work was prior for us at dat moment..

Wid…all the bhagam-daud…ultimately..the work on the funletter from our side had come to an end…

It gives an immense pleasure to be a part of this…and yes ….

                         awaiting for it’s release…that would b a treat to watch for…

Do checkout for www.mindfiresolutions.com!!!!!!!!

And…with the clock striking 6.30 pm ….it was the time to leave for home…

Nonetheless, to repeat….this has been my schedule from the last  7 weeks…  the schedule during my OJT….

And, the next week brings in wid it the departing time from Mindfire…

Till then,

Keep Reading wid A Smile….

Fourth Week @ Mindfire….

It has been a long time now at Mindfire doing the internship….Days have been passing by….and works are being assigned on weekly basis…

But, the fouth week would be one of the memorable parts of the internship….

Madhu and I, had the opportunity to work together on the newsletter , i.e Mindfire funletter….

Yes….as the name suggests it was fun working for it….

The whole lot of work involved….developing a list of names for the newsletter, deciding up-on titles to be included in the recurring section….going in for a survey….it was like the people’s choice award goes to….

In the initial part of the week…both of us tried to come up with a list of names for the funletter….

Around 34 names were there in our bonquet….from which only 10 had to go in for the survey…from which one was to take on the name for the funletter…

In addition to that…those names had to bear a description….bringing the complete political-scenario…contesting in a nomination and requesting for the votes….

After we were ready with the list…our Guide guided us with the appropriate, appealing names and then it was a bit easy to come-up with 10 names….

This was followed by describing each of those names with phrases and words that could help the funletter , build-in a Connection between the Mindfireans with their organization, where-in they could think of relaxing  by reading the funletter, after taking a break from the busy schedules of work…. (the feel of coffee-break..)

And, when I needed a break…the search part used to get started…including both for the ideas and for the CVs that was a responsibility given by Sudesna Ma’am….

After a lot of chin-wagging….preaching and tittle-tattle…we could complete with the defining phrases….

Next…it was the turn for the titles to be included in the recurring section…

In the third week , both of us had decided the contents of the funletter…so, then , giving them a name was not that difficult, until it came to the task of creating jazzy names….

This started both of ours short journey of differentiating  words and then integrating the various segments…applying all permutations and developing various combinations ….that would bear a relevant meaning and  won’t be a common phrase that we hear very often….

We had fun doing this!!!!!!

The next step that followed this was…the list we created went in for minor rectification and finaly we were ready to conduct the survey…

The questionaire was prepared (mostly ,there were 4 questions and most of them had checkboxes and radiobuttons) ,and then,.. the link was uploaded onto the Mindfire facebook page….(the response that we are getting is awesome!!!!!!)

This also made me learn the use of Google Doc survey….Hope in future, I get to use more of it….

Towards the end of the week, we were in the mission of writing the contents under each of the sections and collecting the required pics, n articles from the Mindfireans….this also involved  discussions with the Project Managers to suggest one name from their team who had been a star performer in the recent times…

And, the job of discussing spontaneouly widout further notification was an awkward situation for both of us…But, still we managed…went to each of the Project Managers requested to spare some time for providing us with information…..

It was their generosity to accept our request and respond in true spirits….It was nice talking to all of them…

With so much good happening… the misfortune, could not resist to come…

It was tough luck…when our Guide mentioned that the star performer section won’t be appearing for the coming few months…

Ummmmmhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! it was a moment of dissappointment…..

But, there’s no end and the work on the Newletter is progressing into the fifth week…..

So, for the fourth week Madhu and Myself have been the happy birds…builing on the Mindfire funletter and conducting the survey….

Keep Smiling……..

Third Week @ Mindfire

With the summer heat soaring up… and the festive time coming in for the Oriyas…      

I have reached into the 3rd week of my Summer Internship…

This week has been another learning phase, adding on to the experiences…

With the beginning of Monday…leaving behind the weekend…as the week  intiates…starts the busy schedule..where every one at Mindfire are ready to deliver…waiting  for yet another weekend to come!!!!!!!!

But, do they realy wait for the weekends!!!!!!!!!!

Guess No!!!!!!! It is  easy to find,  the people over here…whether it’s Bijayini, or Elizabeth, or Suryakant (they are my seniors , so all respects for them)..almost all of them…are full of enthusiasm…like they never needed a break…the chit-chat they have during their work..shows as if they are enjoying the stuff they do…

It’s truely motivating….

The work-environment over here is  something in which all can gel well…(we can term it as user-friendly)

For me, the week started with my  efforts of recovering the last week’s assignment and trying to come-up with a comprehensive list…(just the feel of submitting college assignments at the peak time….) 

It was also the turn for me, to think out of the box…With the regular day-to-day activities in the office , now , it was the  turn to come- up with a project-title, that I had to submitt in the college…

So, after a lot of  brainstorming and search for various HR topics, I had two topics in my mind, that was on performance appraisal and Pay-roll system…

But…the effort wasn’t fruitful, when I heard that there wasn’t lot of scope for the Two topics to be conducted in the Bhubaneswar branch…

To my rescue  came Mainak Sir …suggesting a topic in recruitment ,that would have good blend of Marketing and HR…

So, now I have a project to work upon that can fetch me good marks….happy!!!!!!!!!!!

This week, again ,  Madhu and myself had another opportunity to attend the On-Campus placement drives at NMIT and KIST (both in Bhubaneswar)…This was a trip alongwith Sudhesna Ma’am…This was the time, when Ma’am discussed and talked to both of us regarding various HR concepts, mostly related to the recruitment procedures , the way to conduct on professional meetings…and the like.

In the campus drives , the exposure was more into invigillation and correction of the answer sheets and later shortlisting of students.

Now, it’s the turn to be a little creative…We are to develop the HR funletter for the organisation.. pehla kaam hey it’s Naamkaran through a survey…the work has already been started…(requesting all the friends to suggest and vote)

Hope It would be exciting to work on !!!!!

The pathway that drove me to Mindfire , has made me reach a place…wherein at the end of my internship, surely I am going to be a satisfied learner….

Haan Yehi toh hey life…raaste hy…dagar hy…himat aur hoslay jab hojaye sath…bas chalte hey jana…

So…dear Readers…do not fear the failures or be discouraged ….it’s time for you to be confident to make yourself rise high and stand on supporting yourself….

With this I end here…for…

                                  Fifth blog ko hey ana….

Till Then….

Keep Smiling….

 

 

2nd Week @ Mindfire

With the time passing by…..It’s the second week @ Mindfire…..

But, it feels like it has been a long time being here…

Though , an intern…the feeling is like of being  a regular employee over here…This is all bcuz of the work culture that persists here….

 This week my involvement was in the (pre-sales + HR) activities….( a long wait comes to an end)...

 The week began with a new pre-sale assignment…that was, to maintain a database of the awards that the IT companies all over the world gain…I had to search for the mid-size companies, check-in their website for the awards received and then, research over the corresponding awards….and ultimately be ready with a good list of searches….

This time…I won’t complain of the task being strenuous….

The 1st assignment had somehow made me ready for the second one….but,yes it consumed a lot of time…to realy go through the awards contents….

But,the worst was yet to happen!!!!!!!!!

On the third and the fouth day…Alongwith Madhu, I was given an opportunity to be a part of two recruitment drives…to ABIT( for reference, placed in the Millennium City, Cuttack) and Rajdhani Engineering college (placed in the Temple City , Bhubaneswar)…

The experience was realy awesome!!!!…It has always been that we have been on the  side of writing the exams in placements and being an interviewee during an interview….

But, now there was a twist….I was on the opposite side where respect was being  given to me for being a  HR from Mindfire…The faculties in the respective institutes saw to it that, we were completely comfortable…It was realy a great feeling…

This time we had to act as invigilators during the placement exams in those institutes…then had to correct the answer sheets…After which, the Head HR did set a cut-off to shortlist the deserving students…and the GD/PI is yet to take place…..

This made me realize ,exactly what can be the life of an HR in an organization….

It’s not only that they have the role in recruitment (does involve a lot to travel…) They have important roles in Training and Development, Performance appraisal, proper human resource allocation into projects, Counseling ,  and the like….

 According to me…Yes, the life of an HR is great!!!!!!!!

 Here, I should be thankful to Mindfire…for giving us an opportunity…..

 Now, on the fourth day…the worst (I had mentioned in the beginning) did happen…..

To provide us relief from the chilly hot days…the Rain God was kind enough to bless the Oriyas with a good shower of rain with cool wind blowing at a high speed… It did bring smile on evryone’s face…

But… slowly the khusi…turned into kabhi khusi kabhi Gham….

It was late nite..and the shower had turned into a storm….the rain was lashing continuously…and all were waiting to get a small chance to escape out to their homes…it also included me

 To add to my misery, while I was waiting out, to keep track ,for the rain to stop a bit…. my Laptop on which I work ,burnt out with a spark…and it did not start again….

Now…what could be done…I had no idea… all other Employees were trying hard to detect the trouble…but ,nothing came to rescue…

Then as the rain slowed down, I left….keeping aside the problem to be solved the next day….

Next day, that was , the fifth day….

As I reached office…Durga Sir, came to me and asked for what had happened…after listening to me, he said that, may be it would be hard for him to recover the data saved..

It was an upsetting news…Though I had not completed my presale-assignment, but, had made a good start..and, now the whole list was gone…but still there was a hope…when he said he would try..

I had no machine for the whole day to work on (though I had asked him for an alternate one…)

By the end of the day… I was assigned a new system…and with that, I had to re-invent my hope of starting the assignment anew….and checking-out for what would be my guide’s reaction to this….

Afterall… Ummid se duniya kayam hey….

This was all for the second week’s blog…..

Each day is a new day for learning , experiencing , facing and dealing with obstacles….waiting for a new start  with positive hopes…

                                                                   from third week onwards!!!!!!!!!!

                                              Wishing  my Readers…a great week ahead…..

Till then,

 Keep  Smiling ……

1st Week @ Mindfire

It’s the first week of  my internship……..

The events start rolling down…involving loads of actions…activities…searching…searching….n…searching…….

5th of May 2011…it’s the day I and Madhu (both from KSOM) arrived at Mindfire Solutios to report for the OJT to start. It was a busy working day, so, we had to wait long for interacting with our guides. Afterall….sabra ka phal meetha hota hey na….                                    

We both were asked to wait in one of the meeting rooms….n..

                  “those waiting hours made my friendship with Madhu more gehra…”

We both had a good time chit-chatting…laughing…n,discussing about the rigour that our internship might involve…(for Madhu had already been a B.tech intern for 6 months in the organisation…)

Let me wind-forward a bit faster.

This begins with the entry of our marketing guide Mr. Subhendu Patnaik…. He was their to elaborate us on the responsibilities that we would undertake…

For me, it was the same pre-sale activities and HR…  

But, all aprehensions were refreshed when I heard that my involvement  in HR activities will only be of  10%….                                                                                                                                                                                          

For a moment the nerve struck…I always wanted to learn more about the HR concepts in my OJT…before, which had a 50% chance now had reduced to 10%…n, this did upset me….                                                                                                                                                                   

I was trying hard to convince my guide to go for an adjustment in the ratios…Later, our HR guide entered, Mr. Mainak Mitra..after listening to my concern both the guides agreed that I would have good opportunity to be involved in the activities of both the fields…

This did relax me a bit….but, today also I feel like…khas !!!!!! itna kasma-kas na hota…..

In the later part of the day, Madhu and I were alloted with laptops..and,workstation was assigned..

With this started our Internship @ Mindfire…     

The first day,both of us had to read —– the company website…know about the company..the rules n policies  (yes , it was a bit boring),  but it’s always wise to know about the company where you are working…

slowly the time passed by…n,we were free to leave for our sweet home….

It was day 2…and it was from this day, the real work started….

Subhendu Sir called me and introduced to another intern in the pre-sale activities named , Abhinav..He had alredy completed  3 weeks doing his internship….  So,my activities for the first week @ Mindfire was to continue with the work that he had completed to an extent….

This week my assignment was to look for the prospect clients in South Africa…research over the data  availability tools…and,finally assimilate the data and maintain a database in the Excell-sheet…..(sounds easy!!!!!!!)

I was also asked to write blogs relating  my internship to store as a piece of memory

                                      (yes, this makes me a writer …though not professional)……

I was also asked to have a skype id…facebook account and a linkedin profile (which I did not have…)…

n, this week continued with the alloted task of search………

This was when I found my new friends…best friends in Mindfire..

                     

                                               

                                          (the Hum Saath Saath Hein Concept…….)

Actually,the search  had to be made for a count of more than 100 IT company’s,and, I had to collect the Name of the compny..it’s location..website..company email_id..phone number…one of the relevant person’s name…his  designation…linkedin profile..technology used in the company…and the source….(sounds easy!!!!!!!!!)   

                                               It’s always easy to see and say!!!!!!!

The search was a streneous process..it was very hard to get the email-id’s of the employee in their respective organisations….

I did enjoy doing doin it..but, the effect is so deep that …

                                              <<<I dream of the search I did>>>>

<<On the way , if I see a poster mentioning JAVA or . net… i feel like doing a copy-paste>>

But,it’s  just the beginning….n..lambi kahani is yet to be written…  

this week’s episode is over…

                                                           do look out !!!!!  

                           for my next weeks experiences /activities@ Mindfire

Till Then….

Keep Smiling……..

My 1st day at Mindfiresolutions……

Hmmmmm!!!!!! how  do I start…Actualy I am a MBA student. Now, my summers are on…It is 8 May 2011 , n, Iam busy doing my OJT…@ MINDFIRE SOLUTIONS…watching out the complex networks of expansion and the hardship & dedication of the employees out here….

(but…the people around are very cool and taking on all responsibilities like chutki-ka-khel…)

It feels nice to be here…

Now..this makes me store  all my memories of OJT out in this blog….

<<<MY INTERNSHIP @ MINDFIRE SOLUTIONS>>>

I will like to begin with the first day when I had come in to the organisation to take the interview…..

Now, the whole pathway to reach was a bhool-bhulayia for me…for….It’s far from the city into a sunsan area…haha….it’s in the core area of Mancheswar….hmmmm!!!!! the place would be industrialised soon…but, that day thanks to Manish…my Best Friend..he made me reach the place on-time…though I had guided him through the wrong way….

Oh!!! my goodness..I can make it another another post…My Journey to Mindfire solutions!!!!

See already started adding the mirch-masala….afterall my 1st blog…

Let me introduce to all my friends…MINDFIRE SOLUTIONS….

Mindfire Solutions started in October of 1999, with the purpose of providing expert software services globally.Mindfire Solutions is software service provider.  Its goal is to help it’s client grow and for more information log on to www.mindfiresolutions.com…. .

It is planning for its expansion and achieving the targets set very well.

So..about my experience on the interview day….

I had come in around 2.30 pm on 6th April 2011 (i remember the date)…Then had to wait for around 15 minutes..when Mr. Subhendu Patnaik (Sr. Marketing Manager @ Mindfire Solutions) was there and I had my interview…..

Lottts of fear and nervousnesss…….actually no nythng of dat sort….neither Sir grilled me on any of the topics taught in class or any of the past experiences!!!!!!!!!!!  Thnks to him……

Lets get into a serious mode now….friends!!!!!!! it’s about the question/answer sessions……(though i dont remember the discussions very well…i’ll try to recall)….

“hmmmmm!!!!!!! the discussion started with my introduction….thn ,I shared my past experiences in the field of IT…my job@ TCS…

thn, Sir started to speak….abt, the responsibilities that the internship demanded….

The offer involved pre-sale activities + HR. Pre-sale activities involved writing case-studies, newletters for clients and the like….

Yes, I was happy with the package…but,thn I always wanted to do my internship in HR….so there was a conflict in my mind like would there be enough scope to be involved and get to learn from  the HR activities…

But…thn Sir made me understand that all the organisational funtions are inter-linked and inter-dependent….a person needs to have good HR- skills to deal with clients that turns to be a marketing activity….

I too agree with the concept…moreover…the thought that was making me happy was….In my 2nd year of MBA…I have plans of taking on HR + Technology Management(TM), as the area of specialization….n, TM requires marketing knowledge of the kind Sir had elaborated….

So…ultimately I had a good package to accept…..

n, when Sir declared that my OJT was confirmed….It was like a the dermi-cool’s effect on a chilly hot day….

Then, I rushed in down to convey the message to my friend waiting downstaires…His efforts had paid-off……

Yes!!!!!! I was very happy…..but conflict in my mind still followed till the day I joined……it was 5 May 2011…….

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COME-ON…..I can give you a break and let the suspense have its grip like the one in Ekta Kapoor’s daily-soaps…..

padhna na bhooliye mera next blog, jo khole ga 5 tarikh ka suspense…..kya hua us din….kya conflict suljha….

                                WATCH_OUT  FOR  THE  NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Till then,

keep smiling……