Upinder Dhingra got selected to The Energy and Resources Institute and that is one of the best news I have had in a while. Apart from a student succeeding in getting a job in a company what pleased me more was that I too had dreamt of working with TERI after my MBA. My attempts at associating with them were however fruitless. So a student getting in is almost like an extension of me getting in! I know, Upinder may not look upon himself as an “extension” of me but I guess these are some of the few luxuries teaching offers!
That brings me to another point. I do not see many MBAs look for jobs in the not for profit sector. Is it probably because they consider working for such institutions as working for less remuneration? If that is so, they are mistaken! NGOs and organizations like WWF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Teri….. offer more than decent packages compared to many conventionally attractive sectors.
More than that working in such organizations offers young managers a chance to work at policy level issues and areas of significant socio economic importance.
I guess coming semester onwards we should try to highlight such companies in the classes too!