Swayam Sarkar

Much like my Instagram handle, I feel like a “probashi bongobashi” which translates to a Bengali living abroad. This doesn’t change the fact that I still crave for the occasional “Maacher jhol” or “Aloo posto”, traditional Bengali dishes that I had all my childhood. I always thought of myself as someone working in the research sector or as a defense personnel, but when Infosys came calling, I joined it and have never looked back.
In early 2015, I landed in Infosys Mysore for the first phase of my training, and after a couple of months, Chennai for the second and final phase of training. Post completion, I was expecting to get posting in Bangalore or Pune, but I got posted to Infosys Bhubaneswar. I was the happiest person on the campus that day because I was posted near my home.
During my 2 years in Infosys Bhubaneswar, I felt that I needed to understand the business side of things. Having an idea of the technical stuff is good, but for the whole picture, understanding the business is important. So with this in mind, I started preparing for CAT. In CAT 2016, I secured around 80+ after a month of preparation, which was not good enough to get into premium B-Schools.
2017 was a tough year for me. I had to make a tough decision, which would change my life. I decided to pursue a higher target, GMAT. After balancing my work and studies for GMAT, in 2018 January, I quit my job to focus full time on the exam. And I am glad of that decision. I was offered an Integrated MBA programme at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, Canada, that too with a scholarship. After my MBA, I was offered an MSc in Data Science & Organizational Behavior from the Burgundy School of Business in Dijon. Thus I moved to France. In July 2020, I started my internship as a Data Analyst in PwC Luxembourg.
One of my fondest memories in Infosys Bhubaneswar is being one of the founders of Infosys Toastmasters SEZ club. This was fun and enriching. I learned a whole lot about public speaking, leadership and conflict resolution. I am thankful for this experience because I believe directly or indirectly, it has helped me in my experiences in foreign countries. Not that I am keeping a count, but I might have interacted with people of more than 20 nationalities. While interacting I understood, one should be open to change. You never know what is there in store for you. Be it good or bad, growth always comes beyond the comfort zone. This has now become my mantra.
Total Work Experience : 3 Years
Company : Infosys, PwC Luxembourg
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