In the year 2003, if you were staying in Chennai’s Tambaram area, you would have seen me cycling the locality at 6 am, delivering news papers and magazines for a living. At that time, if you had asked me what hope was, I would have told you its the only energy that kept me moving. At no point in my life I had imagined that I would be part of a sophisticated hedge fund operations team with cutting edge technology.
College Education made a lot of difference in my life. DESIS gave me the maximum bandwidth for a Bachelors degree (that too Life Sciences). No other firm would have uncovered so much potential in me and rewarded me so much.
The best reward that I take away from DESIS is the luxury of choice in exercising my future steps in life. All my life ‘choice’ was either un-affordable or un-reachable due to competition and I couldn’t pursue what i liked. Now there is no such stopping. I owe this learning and luxury to DESIS.
Being the first Associate batch in Finop, I hope my journey in the last 6.5 years from an Associate to a Senior Analyst was as beneficial to the firm as it was to me. I would encourage more and more associates to keep showing more commitment and hard-work so that Shaw keeps up this tradition of recruiting graduates and as a result, some needy graduates like me can afford to discover their choice in life.
–Varun Mannava Gowtham