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Name: Akashdeep Grover
Pre SIB: CA, CFA level 1
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name:Akashdeep Grover
Pre SIB: CA, CFA level 1
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I completed CA in May 2016 and also hold a B.Com degree. During my CA qualification, I gained an internship experience of 3 years in trade finance, audit, taxation and litigations. I have worked for a wide range of clients in India and abroad.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
After having experience in various fields like audit, taxation & finance during my internship, I realized that I had a passion for finance and aspired to work in mainstream finance. However, even as a CA, I could not break into investment banking on my own. SIB’s full time Investment banking course was exactly in line with my needs and expectations. So I decided to join the course because of my active interest in finance and a keen desire to make a career in Investment Banking. Before joining SIB, I did extensive online research and spoke at length with friends who were alumni of SIB as well as other competing institutes.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely Yes!! I think investing in SIB, turned out to be a great decision in the end. The course imparts practical training based on what an entry level analyst is expected to do on a day to day basis in Investment Banking & Equity Research. I noticed the importance of SIB’s value addition, when I was able to respond to highly technical interview questions with ease. This is surely something I would not have been able to do without the benefit of SIB’s practical training. The placement in the end summed it all up!
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part at SIB was the practical orientation of the course content and excellent way of teaching. The work you do here is exactly what is done in the industry. With the assignments pertaining to company profiles, transaction comparable, trading comparable and financial modeling, you get a good sense of what investment banking is all about. Daily discussion on current economic scenario and Q&A sessions helped me a lot to get ready to face interviews. Another excellent aspect was the allocation of sectors to each candidate which they were required to track throughout the course. This made it possible to learn about diverse companies in different sectors. Thumbs up SIB !!

Name: Sagar Khurana
Pre SIB: BSc, Delhi University
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name:Sagar Khurana
Pre SIB: BSc, Delhi University
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my bachelor's degree in Mathematics and had been working in the stock market as a trader for the past 2 years.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
It's been 2 years since my graduation and although I was enjoying my work as a trader, I realised that I needed to deepen my skills to progress further in my career. That is when I came across SIB's full time investment banking course.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Do I feel if it was the right decision? Absolutely YES, I don't even need to a second to say that!
What was the best part of training at SIB?
It's really hard to pick out any specific thing as the best part especially for me because I loved the course from day 1. I'm not from an accounting or finance background so I was on a steep learning curve from day 1 itself and couldn't have asked for a better course than this. I can say that my life turned upside down after these 7 weeks. From the emphasis put on every single aspect during the course which is tailor made to get into the industry, to detailed interactions about recent financial events, to the thorough interview preparation, I could go on and on. All in all, the whole 7 weeks I'd say was the best part.

Name: Advay Lulla
Pre SIB: B.Sc. Engineering Mechanics, University of Illinois
Post SIB: Analyst, Domestic Major

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Name:Advay Lulla
Pre SIB: B.Sc. Engineering Mechanics, University of Illinois
Post SIB: Analyst, Domestic Major

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a B.Sc. in Engineering Mechanics. I had returned to India and was looking for a job in Investment Banking.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
I first heard of SIB, surprisingly, through Facebook. It looked interesting as it seemed to be a platform through which I could break into the investment banking sector. I looked at the website and went through the topics covered, the FAQs, and the alumni feedback and that was enough to know that I wanted to do the course. Not only would it provide me with the technical knowledge I was sorely lacking, but the fact that it could connect me with potential recruiters and assist with placements, meant that this course was exactly what I was looking for at the time.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Without a doubt. I was finding it extremely difficult to get a foot in the door, coming from a background with no finance knowledge. That is something SIB managed to do with ease. While arguably the toughest part of this career path is getting into the industry, cracking the interview is a close second. With the hands on support and excellent training at SIB, cracking the interview was made relatively easier. I would definitely say that doing the full time investment banking course at SIB is a sound and good decision for any aspiring banker.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The curriculum, pace of teaching, and of course the teaching itself were excellent. But I think the best part was the daily discussion and analysis of current affairs. This is something that is extremely important and often flies under the radar. So while every student’s technical skills were covered well, SIB also focused on the softer skills like presentations, or dos and don’ts during an interview which I personally found extremely helpful. Overall, I would say the best part of training at SIB was how comprehensive the training was. SIB made sure that every candidate was job ready by the time they get you that much awaited interview call.

Name: Ripakshi Arora
Pre SIB: MBA, IMT Nagpur
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name:Ripakshi Arora
Pre SIB: MBA, IMT Nagpur
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my MBA in finance from IMT Nagpur after which I was working with Axis Bank as an Assistant Manager.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
I was looking for a short term course which focused on providing practical skills. After going through the website and getting all my questions addressed, I decided to pursue SIB’s program.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, definitely. SIB provided me with an edge and made me stand out as a candidate. It fosters a positive learning environment where the focus is on self improvement through 'let’s keep getting better'!
What was the best part of training at SIB?
It's the hands on experience of building ppt profiles, preparing company valuation using various methods and financial modeling.

Name: Vasudha Sehgal
Pre SIB: CA, Bcom
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name:Vasudha Sehgal
Pre SIB: CA, B.Com
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I am a Chartered Accountant. I did my articleship from Ernst & Young with specialization in transfer pricing and cleared my CA in May 2016.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
Finance was something that had always fascinated me. Further, when I looked at my academic background, I felt I did much better in core finance related subjects. From there I started reading about investment banking and exploring courses where I could actually get the necessary skills required to give my career a good start. And then I found SIB. After going through the content and alumni feedback, I decided to join SIB.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Joining SIB was one of the best decisions of my life. SIB actually made things way too simple. Getting into the world of investment banking is not easy. I had seen people getting frustrated searching for the right job but here I must say, all the pain points were taken of by SIB. All I was required to do was to learn, enhance my skills and perform during my interview.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part was the blend of theoretical and practical knowledge that was imparted at SIB. The work you do here is exactly what is done in the industry. With the assignments pertaining to company profiles, transaction comparables, trading comparables and financial modeling, you get a good sense of what investment banking is all about. Further, a tremendous amount of practice is given for cracking interviews so that you can hit the nail on the head.

Name: Ankita Poddar
Pre SIB: CA, B.Com
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name:Ankita Poddar
Pre SIB: CA, B.Com
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I am a Chartered Accountant and also completed by B.com. I have a wide experience in the field of statutory audit, taxation. I did my articleship from K.K.Mankeshwar, Nagpur. After completing CA I was working as an Assistant Manager in Deloitte Haskin & Sells, Mumbai in their Audit and Assurance Department.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
I always had a keen interest in the world of finance. A former student of SIB had a very good experience with the course and highly recommended it. I was looking forward to join a short term course which would help me enter the finance world, along with the practical knowledge. SIB matched perfectly with my interests and needs.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Definitely yes. SIB was a perfect blend of practical knowledge and theory. It acted as a window to the world of finance, helped me learn something more than core CA knowledge. Learning the nuances of financial modelling, news reading sessions and a very good placement at the end of the course sums it all up.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
For me the news reading sessions were my favourite part. News is something which everyone reads, but how you interpret it makes a difference. These sessions helped my mind to reason the “why” behind everything printed, helped me develop my reading skills and analyse different situations around the world.

Name: Bhushan Bothara
Pre SIB: CA, CFA Level 3
Post SIB: Analyst, Big 4 – M&A

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Name:Bhushan Bothara
Pre SIB: CA, CFA Level 3
Post SIB: Analyst, Big 4 – M&A

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I am a qualified CA. After completing my CA I started working with Ernst and Young in their audit team. I am also a level 3 candidate of international CFA.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I always had interest in finance but after doing CFA my interest in the field of investment banking grew a great deal. But I did not have any practical understanding of this field and moreover, getting an entry into investment banking is always difficult as I experienced (even with a CA, CFA). So I started searching for courses which could solve both these problems for me and SIB seemed to be an ideal fit. Also one of my friend’s who is a SIB alumni and had a great experience, referred me to SIB.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Joining SIB is and will remain one of the most sound decisions that I have made with respect to my career. It not only got me an opportunity to work in investment banking but also got me an opportunity to work with one of the top global firms, which would have been difficult to achieve on my own (if not impossible).
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The training is very knowledgeable and practical oriented which helps us immensely during interviews and gives us an edge over other applicants. Moreover the training is imparted in such a way that we cover all the bases right from technical knowledge, to news and communication skills which make us very well trained and are crucial to success during interviews and placements. Also the quality of faculty is worth noting, their guidance and direction was one of the key reasons that I was able to secure a superb placement in one of the finest organizations. At the same time I want to thank the admin team for all their support as well. THANK YOU SIB!!!

Name: Rewat Bharsakle
Pre SIB: MMS Finance, Mumbai University
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name:Rewat Bharsakle
Pre SIB: MMS Finance, Mumbai University
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I was pursuing my MBA from MET, Mumbai and was looking for a role in pure play investment banking or equity research.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
As mentioned above, from the time my MBA started I was very clear that I wanted to work in a pure play investment banking or equity research job profile only. It was also clear to me that my MBA would not be enough to meet my career aspirations. I needed professional training that would enhance my skills in line with industry requirements. I started devoting more time on building strong fundamentals and undertaking industry level IB projects in my MBA. Through extensive research, I shortlisted SIB given its exhaustive course content and pure play investment banking and equity research training.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, it was a great decision. There is a huge difference in your skill sets before and after the course and your job profile will justify that. Remember this is only possible if you really give your 100% because the course is very intense and exhaustive. You require frequent rounds of revision to keep yourself updated. A big thank you to the wonderful team at SIB!
What was the best part of training at SIB?
If I look back, there are several things specific to SIB that make it stand out. First is the practical course content and its structure which turned out very good as expected. Second is the industry specific knowledge that you gain from faculty that ensured my doubts are cleared and questions are addressed. Third is the placements assistance provided which is very good and highly professionally done. All job profiles are in pure play investment banking and equity research only and I don’t think there is anyone out there that does placements with more integrity. And finally, frequent discussions about global events, presentation skills and tracking various industry trends add a certain dynamism to the SIB program.

Name: Raj Pajwani
Pre SIB: CA, Bcom
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Raj Pajwani
Pre SIB: CA, Bcom
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do prior to joining SIB?
I completed CA in May 2015 and also hold a B.Com degree. During the pursuit of my CA qualification, I gained an articleship experience of 3 years in audit, taxation and appeals. I have worked for a wide range of clients across industries.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
I was looking for some course to shape my career in core finance since I was keen to shift away from typical profiles available for CA’s in audit, tax and compliance. So I did a lot of research and finally stumbled upon SIB which seemed like a very good option. The short duration of the training program and the placement assistance provided made me join SIB's full time investment banking course.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely yes! The exceptional faculties, nicely set curriculum, focused training are the things that I will miss about SIB. At the end of the first week of the training program, being a CA I naturally found the accounting training a bit basic and was unsure about continuing on the training program. But now that the course is over and I have secured a phenomenal placement, it is quite obvious to me that my thoughts of doubt were only a mirage. Therefore it is undeniable to say that SIB was the best investment that I have ever made. SIB proved to be a total game changer for my career profile.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part at SIB are the news discussions sessions that make you think beyond what is printed and make you read between the lines. Also the placement assistance is a huge thumbs up. I can now truly understand and appreciate how hard it is to generate such great placement opportunities for each and every student. But that is what SIB stands for and delivers consistently and professionally.

Name: Siddhant Vij
Pre SIB: BE, BITS Pilani
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Siddhant Vij
Pre SIB: BE, BITS Pilani
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before I joined SIB, I had just completed by B.E.(Hons.) Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani University, Hyderabad Campus.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
During my under graduation, I had developed a genuine interest towards Investment Banking. During my last semester internship as well, I worked on various financial models on my own. I was sure that I want to make a career in this industry and got to know about SIB through online research. The course curriculum was exactly what I was looking for. Also, the placement assistance provided at the end of the course was an added advantage because entry into this industry is extremely difficult.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes. SIB was an intensive course where the faculty taught us the ins and outs of this industry, what work is generally allotted to an entry-level analyst. This along with the practical training - be it interview preparation, excel modeling, pitch book preparation or M&A deal profiles, helped me a lot during my interviews at bulge bracket banks. It further enhanced my interests towards Investment Banking.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part was the course structure and the way faculty went about delivering world class practical training. The course covers the entire work schedule of an Investment Banking Analyst which along with plenty of practice is very helpful for any student. Also, there was a lot of focus on industry coverage and current global events which gives a practical understanding of how the concepts taught in the class work in real life scenarios. Plus, the selection process brings in candidates from different backgrounds which is really helpful.

Name: David Murry
Pre SIB: MSc, Warwick University
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: David Murry
Pre SIB: MSc, Warwick University
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my MSc Finance from Warwick University, UK. I graduated in Jan 2015 and joined SIB in August 2015. I have been applying for IB jobs in London and in India as well after I came back (before joining SIB).
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
I noticed that most of the fresher jobs in IB were associated with university placement services, I started researching online for courses in investment banking to improve my technical knowledge and also to take advantage of the placement service. SIB, in this regard met all the criteria. The course content was specific to Investment Banking and it had the best track record in placements.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of the training was the way it was structured. The course, unlike normal courses in finance was very practical. From creating profiles to conducting valuation analysis and financial modeling, everything was done in PPTs and excel. So this course was very interesting and it equipped me with the real world skills to start my career as an analyst. The trainers were also very helpful and were very attentive towards the progress of each student. They had very good knowledge about the industry and were flexible in their approach, to make the course interesting. Each morning, half an hour was dedicated for discussing general news which turned out to be very helpful during interviews.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Joining SIB was a very good decision. I improved my technical skills and gained a broad knowledge about the industry. It prepared me for job interviews and I got the break I needed in Investment Banking. I am very grateful to all the faculty members for giving each student personal attention and for putting the interests of students first and foremost.

Name: Dhruv Sawhney
Pre SIB: BMS, Mumbai University
Post SIB: Analyst, Big 4 – M&A

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Name: Dhruv Sawhney
Pre SIB: BMS, Mumbai University
Post SIB: Analyst, Big 4 – M&A

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I had completed my BMS from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and had no prior work experience.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I was referred to this course by a senior of mine who is currently employed with an investment bank.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
SIB was a really good learning opportunity and it helped me build on my knowledge and skill sets. It also helped me understand different valuation techniques, which I did not know much about prior to the course.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
SIB does not have a spoon feeding approach, which is very helpful. This approach helps you build your confidence and equips you with skills to survive in a very competitive and intensive work environment.

Name: Mannsi Gupta
Pre SIB: Bcom, Delhi University
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Mannsi Gupta
Pre SIB: Bcom, Delhi University
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Prior to SIB, I was pursuing CS & completed my B.com from Open School of Learning, Delhi University.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I got to know about SIB through my brother. Personally, I like getting lost in numbers and that is what a career in investment banking is about. The scope for learning is immense.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Definitely. SIB generated a number of very good interview opportunities for me. This would not have been possible for me to accomplish on my own being a fresher.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part is the practical approach to training. SIB also provide lots of practice which allows a candidate to develop a deeper insight into how the industry works.

Name: Omkar Devane
Pre SIB: BE & MBA, Wealth Manager
Post SIB: Analyst, Big 4 – M&A

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Name: Omkar Devane
Pre SIB: BE & MBA, Wealth Manager
Post SIB: Analyst, Big 4 – M&A

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I worked with ICICI Bank as Wealth Manager for 19 months. Before that, I completed both my BE and MBA from Pune University.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
During my stint with ICICI I learnt about investment banking and started gaining interest in it, but doing it on my own made it difficult to understand the nitty-gritty's of this industry. That's when I got introduced to this course by one of my colleagues and after doing my research and talking to few alumni, I decided to apply for this course.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely and in fact I am glad that I got introduced to this course. Now when I retrospect I realize that though I had a firm will to get into this field my skill sets were way below the industry requirements. Without SIB's intensive training over 9 weeks it would have been much difficult to master the concepts, if not impossible.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
When I started this course, I thought being an engineer and then working in a sales profile at a bank would make it tough for me to grasp all the concepts within short span of 9 weeks. But the structure of this course made sure that students like me from a non-finance background would be at par with other students right from the first week. Also, the simplified dissection of the topics and regular assignments were real highlights for me because they kept me engrossed in the world of high finance throughout this period and helped me to understand different on the job situations.

Name: Sanket Sanghani
Pre SIB: CA, B.com(H)
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Sanket Sanghani
Pre SIB: CA, B.com(H)
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before I joined SIB, I had just completed my Chartered Accountancy. I had also completed my graduation from NMIMS with B.Com (Hons) along with C.A.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
After C.A., I was looking to get into investment banking because of my sheer interest in finance and advisory, and I wanted to make a career in the same. I came to know about SIB's'full time investment banking & equity research course and the content covered was exactly what I was looking for. Also, the fact that they helped in placements was a major advantage since getting into investment banking as a fresher is not easy.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Definitely! SIB provided me a great platform to get into what I wanted to do - Investment Banking. They taught us basically what you have to do as an investment banking analyst and this helped me get learn new things and apply them using practical examples. It further developed my interest in this field and helped me gain a lot of the necessary knowledge required to break into investment banking. With the help of their placement process, I was able to fulfill my dream of working for a bulge bracket investment bank at a very early stage of my career.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part was the course content and the way it was taught. It basically covers most of what you will be doing when you join as an analyst and they provide lots of practice which helps you gain a lot of knowledge in the domain. Also, there was a lot of focus on tracking sectors and current events which gives a practical understanding of how the concepts work in real life and learn from the same. All these things contributed greatly in helping crack interview questions.

Name: Madhav Brij Kalia
Pre SIB: CA, CFA Level 1
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Madhav Brij Kalia
Pre SIB: CA, CFA Level 1
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with pre-qualification experience in internal and statutory audits. Post qualification, I was practicing in litigation and advisory roles in the field of indirect taxation.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
With a long-term vision to transition into finance, I wanted to learn the practical skills to supplement the knowledge gained in the CA and CFA curricula. Before joining SIB, I did extensive online research and spoke at length with friends who were alumni of SIB as well as other competing institutes.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
It was a step in the right direction at this nascent stage of the career. Apart from practically executing the valuation methodologies and modelling, there was lots of stress on technical Q&As, preparation of on-the-job deliverables, and keeping abreast with sector/industry news and developments. Also, I favoured the open-structured pedagogy of surplus practice without too much of hand-holding/spoon-feeding.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
Ultimately, for me it was the networking and placements opportunities created by SIB given difficult market conditions. Making the most of these opportunities is based on the merit of the candidate.

Name: Monish Shah
Pre SIB: CA, CFA & B.com
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Monish Shah
Pre SIB: CA, CFA & B.com
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I did my B.Com from N.M.College, completed my CA and cleared CFA Level 2. I have also been working in my family business for just under 2 years.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
As you can see from my education, I was always inclined towards a career in finance and that is where my passion lies. Browsing online, I stumbled across SIB's website and that's how I got involved with them. After interviewing with them, I decided to join the course.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, I feel I took the right decision. SIB has given me much needed insight into the IB & ER industry and also provided me with the skills required to work in the industry. Placements were also set up by them which helped me gain a successful position at a major boutique firm.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
It was the Q&A session and the learning which came across from my friends in class. After the course, I am now no longer speculating with my personal investments as I can make careful investment decisions.

Name:Chirasnshu Kumar
Pre SIB: CA, Asst Manager Finance
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

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Name: Chirasnshu Kumar
Pre SIB: CA, Asst Manager Finance
Post SIB: Analyst, Buy Side Equity Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Prior to joining SIB, I qualified as a CA. I worked with an auto ancillary company as Assistant Manager Finance for some time and also gained some experience at a public sector bank.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I always had an active interest in number crunching and finance and that is what motivated me to take up SIB's course. I spoke to various people in the industry and they advised me to either take the CFA route or take up a course in financial modeling etc. Since I wanted to enter the industry as early as possible, I opted for SIB.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely yes! The platform that SIB provides to get into this industry is exceptional. It is really difficult to get even an interview opportunity by merely applying on job portals and company websites without prior relevant experience. Through SIB's contacts in the industry, one can be rest assured of landing up many interview opportunities.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
Apart from the practical training, the best part was the daily discussions about current events. Another interesting part was the allocation of stocks to each candidate which they were required to track throughout the course. This made it possible to learn about diverse companies in different sectors.

Name:Rakesh Reddy L
Pre SIB: Engineer, IT Consultant
Post SIB: Associate, Boutique Firm

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Name: Rakesh Reddy L
Pre SIB: Engineer, IT Consultant
Post SIB: Associate, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Prior to joining SIB, I completed my B.Tech (computer science) and worked as an IT consultant based out of London.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
Having decided to make a move into finance, I was looking for an efficient training school that can teach finance to a layman. After an extensive research online, I came across SIB and was attracted to their track record of placing non-finance students. Detailed course content published on their website and a discussion with the team played a key role in my decision process.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
At the end of 10 weeks, I certainly feel that course was very informative, intensive and offered a steep learning curve. SIB certainly proved worth every minute and penny I've spent ' without any doubt, a right decision!
What was the best part of training at SIB?
A package comprising of quality course content, delivered by highly experienced faculty in a manner that even a layman can make sense of it - complemented by timely tips and a very good ambiance are best part of training.

Name:Akshay Kapur
Pre SIB: B.com, CFA
Post SIB: IBD Team, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Akshay Kapur
Pre SIB: EB.com, CFA
Post SIB: IBD Team, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I have done my B.com, specializing in accounting from HR College and completed all three levels of the CFA Program, USA. I have a total of three years of work experience in Banking and Financial Services.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I decided to join SIB because I wanted a platform to enhance and accredit the skills I had attained from the CFA curriculum and prior work experience. Also, I wanted to leverage on the SIB network to create opportunities to enter mainstream Investment Banking. I had spoken with a few people (friends and industry professionals) before joining the course and got a good feedback & hence decided to do join the course.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely! The course created some very good opportunities which are equivalent to those of a full-time MBA from a top tier B School. Also it was optimal utilization of my time and money as an MBA would be a much more expensive and a time consuming option.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
Gives a good perspective about what an analyst does in Investment Banking/ Equity Research on a day to day basis. But the highlight for me was the knowledge of the faculty and the discussions we had focusing on current financial events and how they impact the investment industry. Also, the continuous emphasis on revision and the Q&A sessions are what I believe gets one interview ready.

Name:Akshay Lad
Pre SIB: B.com, CA
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Akshay Lad
Pre SIB: B.com, CA
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Prior to joining SIB, I completed my Chartered Accountancy, Company Secretary and Diploma in IFRS from ACCA, London.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
Absolutely! It was definitely a very good decision to invest time and money in SIB's program. It's difficult to break in Investment Banking, even with my qualifications, without any prior practical exposure. Today, I can say that it's because of SIB's outstanding training program that I got placed in one of the well known boutique advisory firms.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely! The course created some very good opportunities which are equivalent to those of a full-time MBA from a top tier B School. Also it was optimal utilization of my time and money as an MBA would be a much more expensive and a time consuming option.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of training at SIB is their world class practical approach to learning. Solving various recent case studies and analyzing financial statements and broker research reports was another plus point of the training. Frequent revision of critical topics during the course and solving more and more examples helped me to remember the important concepts. In a nutshell, SIB's practical training was the ideal platform in preparing me for the rigors of an Analyst's life ahead.

Name:Pooja Sathe
Pre SIB: B.com, Mumbai University
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Pooja Sathe
Pre SIB: B.com, Mumbai University
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I completed B.Com in Financial Markets from the University of Mumbai.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
During graduation, I was introduced to the field of Investment Banking through my curriculum and my internships. This excited me a lot, and I wanted to pursue a career in IB / ER area. I came across SIB through their website, and found that their full time course would help me get the skill sets essential for the job.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes! Joining SIB was certainly a right decision. The training at SIB is rigorous, and makes the candidate ready to work under pressure. Training is designed to suit the needs of the IB and ER industries.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of training at SIB is that every concept is practiced plenty of times, work is examined and suggestions for improvements are given.

Name:Apurv Gupta
Pre SIB: CA, Accounting Team
Post SIB: IBD Team, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Apurv Gupta
Pre SIB: CA, Accounting Team
Post SIB: IBD Team, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Prior to SIB, I was working with Bharti Airtel Finance team for the past 1 year. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
Personally, I felt there is a kind of stagnation that creeps in any accountancy/audit related job as you do not get to see the business side of things. You tend to get lost in the numbers. That is where investment banking excites me. Not only is there the number crunching in the form of valuation but also there is the opportunity to learn about new business models in every new deal you advise your client on. The scope for continuous learning is immense.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely, the kind of interview opportunities I got with SIB's help, I would not have been able to get them as just a CA.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
Their practical approach to teaching is spot on. One can get enough theoretical knowledge from books and the internet, but the faculty at SIB made sure that we understood how the industry really works.

Name:Aayush Chopra
Pre SIB: CA, B.com
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Aayush Chopra
Pre SIB: CA, B.com
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed Chartered Accountancy before joining SIB.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I decided to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course because of my interest in the field of finance and desire to start my career in Investment Banking.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Most Certainly!! Joining SIB was one of the best decisions I ever took. SIB provided me with a platform to learn and understand practical aspects of Investment Banking and prepared me for interviews. The training helped me to fulfill my dream of working as an Investment Banker.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of training at SIB was the well structured course content and the style of teaching. The in-person training provided by the achieved faculty and management of SIB is the best one could get. The class assignments further helped me to understand concepts in finance. The faculty also encouraged us to be updated with current economic scenario and events. It was one of my best decisions to join SIB!

Name:Dhanush Arjun
Pre SIB: CA, Big 4 firm
Post SIB: Analyst, Big 4 – M&A

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Name: Dhanush Arjun
Pre SIB: Analyst, Big 4 – M&A
Post SIB: Analyst, Big 4 – M&A

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Prior to SIB, I was working with KPMG in the corporate tax advisory team for the past 3 years. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
One thing that keeps me ticking is, understanding the nuances and commercial considerations that drive businesses. The tax structuring solutions which I used to work on did not fully provide me holistic perspectives that were required to cater to my interests. That was when I decided to take the plunge into Investment Banking or Equity research, but realized that I lacked both the skill set and experience to create interest amongst recruiters. At such cross roads, I found SIB's full time course a perfect fit to bridge the skill gap that was required.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, I certainly do feel that SIB had immense value add to offer. Prior to the course, I was reasonably comfortable with most of the concepts that the full time course had to offer and was skeptical about how useful the course would be. The course not just helped to sediment concepts with greater clarity, but also gave me a confidence boost that is invaluable. The course is structured to gear you to have a go at any task given to you by any Investment Bank or Equity Research firm from day one.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
Concepts were never given out on a platter to you. The thinking we were made to do and the freedom given to dwell on each and every aspect till we fully quenched our thirst was the highlight. While we were left soaking after basic understanding of concepts, the sharing of knowledge from the street that comes with experience and cannot be found in any literature, elevates this course to greater levels of value add.

Name: Sai Krishna Gaddam
Pre SIB: MBA, Finance
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Sai Krishna Gaddam
Pre SIB: MBA, Finance
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my MBA finance from Keshav Memorial Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I wanted to pursue a course in Investment Banking & Equity Research. I found out that SIB is offering one of the more rigorous programs that cover area of Investment Banking & Equity Research.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, joining SIB was one of the best decisions I made as it gave me practical knowledge about Investment Banking & Equity Research, through which I was able to crack interviews and got placed in an equity research profile with a leading financial services firm.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
Well, I felt SIB created a work like environment where you get hands on practical training. Each stage of course was thoroughly and professionally delivered ensuring that students develop a good insight into the type of work an analyst does in mainstream finance.

Name: Pradyumna Mishra
Pre SIB: MBA, Technical Support
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Pradyumna Mishra
Pre SIB: MBA, Technical Support
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my B.Tech in computer science and had worked in telecom sector for 3 years. Before coming to SIB, I did my PGDM in Finance.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
After seeing SIB's rigorous course content, exemplary faculty and strong alumni base I was very impressed and after speaking with the faculty I was assured about the quality of the course.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
I will rate it as one of the best decisions of my life. I have grown in SIB not only in terms of knowledge but also in personality. SIB didn't only give us bookish knowledge but it also gave us a practical perspective and an ability to think out of the box.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
I liked every thing we did at SIB - tracking stocks, presentation to PE etc, but the most important thing about SIB is its rich course content and the way it is delivered. You not only learn things but you also imbibe it. Its course content is not only relevant to industry but it also meets the demands of recruiters. At SIB, faculty pays equal emphasizes on technical and fundamental knowledge which is great.

Name: Varun Jain
Pre SIB: BCom, HR College
Post SIB: Global Investment Bank

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Name: Varun Jain
Pre SIB: BCom, HR College
Post SIB: Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I had just finished my undergraduate degree at HR College and like everyone else was evaluating different careers and opportunities. I weighed them all out and decided that I wanted to be in Private Equity (PE). After receiving grim replies from most PE firms, I decided to do what most PE firms suggested - get banking experience as a precursor to a PE career. After spending a couple of months in London meeting with banking and PE professionals, I decided that working with a bulge bracket investment bank was my best bet.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
I was keen on getting into investment banking full time and serious about doing so. The so-called 'banking' offers being offered to graduates in India are more of an accountancy or finance related nature as opposed to mainstream investment banking. SIB offered the chance to break into what I always wanted to: an opportunity to interview with at least a couple of bulge bracket banks and other premier institutions and the knowledge and skill set to thrive and make a mark once inside the firm.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Undoubtedly. With the top finance firms in India hiring from only a few handpicked schools, it seemed almost impossible to break into this circle. But with the program at SIB this was made possible. The level of instruction combined with the hands on approach were top notch. Moreover the background and experience of the team was also a major motivating factor in convincing me to take up the program. Everything I gained over the 3 months at SIB, both personally and professionally gave me a substantial leg-up over the competition from day one.

Name: Varun Thakkar
Pre SIB: BMS, RA Podar
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Varun Thakkar
Pre SIB: BMS, RA Podar
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before I joined SIB, I completed my Bachelors in Management Studies (BMS) from R.A. Podar College, Mumbai.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
I have always had a keen interest in finance and had done a few short courses in the field. One of these courses was on mergers and acquisitions and I instantly knew that I wanted a career in Investment Banking. A friend recommended SIB to me and I found the course content really interesting. The fact that I as a fresher had the opportunity of breaking into mainstream investment banking was very appealing. It was exactly what I was looking for and so I enrolled myself for the full time batch.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, even though I was scared and hesitant at first. But now that I'm working in a boutique investment bank with the profile that I've always wanted to work in, I think this decision was the best ever. The training provided at SIB is awesome and the faculty is brilliant. I'm really happy I took up this course.

Name: Chintan Sampat
Pre SIB: BCom (HR); MSc (La Trobe)
Post SIB: Global Investment Bank

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Name: Chintan Sampat
Pre SIB: BCom (HR); MSc (La Trobe)
Post SIB: Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed Bachelor of Commerce from HR College, Mumbai University and Master of Financial Analysis from La Trobe University, Australia. I also cleared CFA Level 1 (US) in June 2009.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
Before joining SIB, I did not even know what investment banking meant. Just like any other naïve person, investment banking for me was another subset of finance/research. But it was the team at SIB who explained to me what investment banking actually means and what investment bankers actually do. As I was looking for a job prior to joining SIB, I decided to train myself in financial modeling and valuations before actually appearing for any interviews. I had heard of SIB from a friend and decide to visit them to get a better sense of what they offer. At the time I was also considering joining another institute, but I was very much impressed with SIB and its team and decided to go for it.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely, Undoubtedly, Undisputedly YES!!! I am now a part of this highly reputed multinational firm in their investment banking team and this has been possible entirely due to SIB. This is way more than what a certificate can do for me!

Name: Karan Desai
Pre SIB: B.Com, Big 4 firm
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Karan Desai
Pre SIB: B.Com, Big 4 firm
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I completed my B.COM and CFA (International) Level 2. In addition to this, I worked with a local brokerage house as a research associate.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
My reasons of joining SIB were very simple. First, I wanted to have an in-depth knowledge of topics like financial modeling, trade comparables and report writing etc which one does not get to learn during other  courses like CFA. And secondly, I was very impressed with the faculty of the institute which comprised individuals from Lehman, UBS and Morgan Stanley.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, because not only did this course help me to secure an equity research job with a local brokerage house, it added a practical dimension to the theoretical knowledge which I gained through my experiences earlier.

Name: Pranav Modi
Pre SIB: CA, Audit Firm
Post SIB:Global Investment Bank

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Name: Pranav Modi
Pre SIB: CA, Audit Firm
Post SIB: Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I am a CA as well as a CS. Before joining SIB I was working with a CA firm.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
Even with great academic background I was finding it difficult to get a breakthrough in IB. Then I came to know about SIB through internet. I spoke to couple of SIB alumni who gave me positive feedback about the course. I had theoretical knowledge to some extent, but never got practical guidance as to how things are done in the real world.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes. I feel that I took the right decision by joining SIB. The course imparts training as to what a person is supposed to do on day to day basis in IBD/Equity Research. SIB also gave me opportunities to be interviewed by bulge brackets wall street firms and I got placed with one of them.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part about the course was the training which they gave. The faculty makes you work on real deals which have happened and gives you insights of the complications of deals. Moreover they emphasized a lot on keeping ourselves updated with everything going around in the world and its implications. The faculty also imparted us the different sector knowledge. All these things eventually helped us during interviews.

Name: Piyush Gaware
Pre SIB: M.Tech, IIT – Bombay
Post SIB: IBD Team, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Piyush Gaware
Pre SIB: M.Tech, IIT – Bombay
Post SIB: IBD Team, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my B.Tech and M.Tech from IIT Bombay. Before coming to SIB, I worked as a business analyst at a startup.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I had orientation toward finance since my college days and I always had a dream to become an investment banker. Being from engineering background, I found it a bit difficult to break into this field without a formal degree in finance. I wanted a course which could kick start my career in IB/ ER and then I came across SIB. Through the interaction with the faculty, I decided that this is absolutely the right kind of course that I was looking for.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely yes! I got a job which I used to dream about, a job with a bulge bracket Investment Banking firm and thanks to SIB for that. So it's needless to say it was a great decision.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The faculty at SIB is exceptional and encourages students to think independently and develop an analytical mind. This definitely helped me to crack interviews and moreover, it is the first step to becoming a seasoned analyst. In addition, the brainstorming sessions that were conducted were very helpful for me.

Name: Sharath K
Pre SIB: CA, Accounting Team
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Sharath K
Pre SIB: CA, Accounting Team
Post SIB: Analyst, Brokerage Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I am a Chartered Accountant. I worked with an investment bank in their financial controller's team as an analyst for 2 years. My responsibilities included financial analysis, accounting & control, regulatory reporting.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I was very passionate about equity research. However, even with my professional qualification, I was finding it extremely difficult to get a break into mainstream equity research as I was perceived to be not having any relevant experience. I got to know about the course through internet, then spoke to few alumni members and got very positive reviews and decided to join SIB. Also, the background of the faculty and their previous experience gave me a lot of comfort.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Even though I had a good theoretical base, I was lacking a practical perspective of the work that an Investment banking/equity research analyst would be doing. Also through SIB, I got the opportunity of interviewing with some great firms and currently, I am working in a domestic brokerage house in their Equity research team.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part about the training was the fantastic curriculum and the way it is structured. By the end of the 10th week, you are thorough with all concepts relevant to the job. The faculty is top notch with a practical approach to teaching.  The faculty also places constant emphasis to keep you abreast of all economic events, this coupled with the knowledge you acquire through the course, enables you to attend interviews confidently.

Name: Dhiren Kataria
Pre SIB: Loan Portfolio Analyst, Chicago
Post SIB: Analyst, IBD Team

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Name: Dhiren Kataria
Pre SIB: Loan Portfolio Analyst, Chicago
Post SIB: AAnalyst, IBD Team

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB I was working as a Loan Portfolio Analyst in a financial service firm in Chicago. I got back to India in October with intention of switching to investment banking arena as there were better opportunities in India compared to US.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
As I chose investment banking as my career option, I wanted to enhance my skill set and learn financial modeling before I start interviewing with IB firms. I went through SIB's course module which detailed the entire 10 week process on developing a candidate's skill set on all the aspects of IB. I found it promising and decided to join SIB.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, the course was very interesting and much more technical compared to what I learned at my University. It developed my skills for the role of an investment banker.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part was the faculty and their expertise in the field. They always went an extra mile to help students understand the concepts. It was the faculty which made the subject interesting.

Name: Vinayagam Gunasekaran
Pre SIB: BBA, Financial Advisor
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Vinayagam Gunasekaran
Pre SIB: BBA, Financial Advisor
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my Bachelor's in Business administration from State University of New York, Buffalo. I have also worked in the financial service industry in the U.S. as an associate analyst and financial advisor for a little over 2 years.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
My work in the financial service industry was more focused on the retail side. I was looking for a career in the Corporate/Institutional side of finance. Even though I had done my concentration in Finance in my under graduation, I had no clue about the working of an equity research/investment banking division. So, I did my research and found SIB to match the needs of what I was looking for.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Definitely! I feel that I took the right decision by joining SIB as the learning was great and I secured an entry into the investment banking world. Thank you very much SIB.

Name: Aditya Shekhawat
Pre SIB: B.COM, Research Associate
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

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Name: Aditya Shekhawat
Pre SIB: B.COM, Research Associate
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I completed my B.COM and CFA (International) Level 2. In addition to this, I worked with a local brokerage house as a research associate.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
My reasons of joining SIB were very simple. First, I wanted to have an in-depth knowledge of topics like financial modeling, trade comparables and report writing etc which one does not get to learn during other courses like CFA. And secondly, I was very impressed with the faculty of the institute which comprised individuals from Lehman, UBS and Morgan Stanley.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, because not only did this course help me to secure an equity research job with a local brokerage house, it added a practical dimension to the theoretical knowledge which I gained through my experiences earlier.

Name: Vikas Jain
Pre SIB: MBA, Support Role
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

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Name: Vikas Jain
Pre SIB: MBA, Support Role
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I have done my MBA (Marketing) from University Of Wales, Cardiff and have worked with Tesco Plc as a Business Support Executive.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
My first target was to switch my career from marketing to finance. Secondly, I wanted entry level analyst jobs in mainstream finance. After looking at the module of the equity research course offered by SIB, I felt that this will definitely help me to switch my career path. Getting entry into the field of equity research is difficult without a MBA in finance/CA or CFA.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes. I definitely took the right decision by joining SIB as I learnt a lot in this 9 week course and secured a job with a local brokerage firm.

Name: Himanshu Kaushik
Pre SIB: MBA, Symbiosis; Consultant
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Himanshu Kaushik
Pre SIB: MBA, Symbiosis; Consultant
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Post completion of my MBA in finance from Symbiosis, I chose to work with Infosys for close to two years in the business intelligence division as a consultant.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I wanted to break into the investment banking domain but breaking in was proving to be a difficult job without the right kind of experience. That is where SIB kicked in and by being a part of the inaugural batch at SIB, I took the plunge into investment banking.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Taking the first step always seems the most difficult and so was leaving a well set career, but thankfully it worked out well with the help of SIB. I am working in the field I wanted to and the course prepared me for most of the work being done by me currently.

Name: Siddhant Mehra
Pre SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Siddhant Mehra
Pre SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my B.Com Hons. From Delhi University and worked at a boutique firm for a year before joining SIB
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I had been researching the field of investment banking since college days and it interested me a lot. Then I got to know about SIB through internet. The course content was exactly what I wanted to learn to get a break in the industry, so I decided to enroll myself.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
It was for sure the right decision, I learned much more than what I had expected. It was only because of SIB that my career got the right kind of start.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The knowledge that I gained from the faculty was great and the kind of effort put in by them at every stage was praise worthy.

Name: Deep Maheswari
Pre SIB: MBA, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

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Name: Deep Maheswari
Pre SIB: MBA, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed Bachelor of Commerce from K.J.Somaiya College, Mumbai University and Master of Financial Analysis from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. I also worked with a local brokerage firm as stock broker.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I was always focused on getting a role which involved financial analysis and Investment banking was one of the fields where a lot of analytical skills are involved. Also I heard from a friend about SIB and after visiting them I was very much impressed by the faculty at SIB which comprised of Investment Bankers from Lehman, UBS and Citi.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
YES, absolutely I have taken the right decision by joining SIB. I am now working with a profile I always wanted to work for. SIB has one of the perfect ways to train person for Investment Banking or Equity Research. The 10 weeks of course study which includes industry research, different valuation techniques, financial modeling has shaped my skills in a practical way. Being trained at SIB definitely makes me feel "above" the other analyst working in my firm.

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Name: Naveen Sidhardha
Pre SIB: BTech, ST.Peter’s Engineering College
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name:Naveen Sidhardha
Pre SIB: BTech, ST.Peter’s Engineering College
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my BTech and worked for Polaris as a Software Developer before joining SIB.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
I was looking for a career change into the field of finance particularly into Investment Banking. I decided to pursue a practical course and conducted research on institutes that offer the same. After going through the course content of many institutes, I found SIB's course content and value proposition to be comprehensive and aligned with my interests. After speaking with faculty at SIB, I was certain to join the 7 week full time course.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Indeed!!! Course content, practical learning, professionalism and placement assistance were my priorities. I am extremely happy with my decision.
As I said earlier, SIB offers a very comprehensive course content and teaches exactly what an analyst must know. Guidance from experienced bankers helped me understand basic and advanced concepts clearly and easily. Practical training that SIB offered helped me master the analyst skills. Highly professional attitude of SIB's team made my life easier and helped me to maximise my learning. SIB's reputation among the banking community helped me get my dream job.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
Focus is on practical learning with real life examples. Learning from eminent bankers not only helped me understand technical concepts but they imparted knowledge that helped me form an opinion on contemporary issues. Experience that I gained in those 7 weeks helped me in placement interviews and even later on while working. I strongly recommend SIB to all those who are serious about breaking into Investment Banking.

Name: Saket Vadarevu
Pre SIB: CA, MBA
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name:Saket Vadarevu
Pre SIB: CA, MBA
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in November 2014 and then completed my MBA in Finance from Cardiff University, UK in September 2016.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
After completing my CA, I had made up my mind not to join any audit or tax related work as I never enjoyed it during my articles. During my MBA, I developed interest towards investment banking and decided to pursue my career in this field but even getting an interview was difficult. Thanks to social media platforms, I learnt about SIB and decided to join the course immediately.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
ABSOLUTELY YES! It gave me an opportunity to land up with a global investment bank and get my dream job. SIB was the best investment I have made in my entire life and the best part of it, quick returns in 7 weeks time.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part according to me was being able to perfect the interview pitch needed to crack interviews and understand the investment banking industry from a different perspective. The training approach definitely gave me an upper hand during my interviews. I sincerely thank the faculty of SIB. Best Wishes.

Name: Vaibhav Arora
Pre SIB: CA, CFA Level 3
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name:Vaibhav Arora
Pre SIB: CA, CFA Level 3
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my Chartered Accountancy in 2015 and passed CFA Level III in 2016.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
Even after completing my CA and CFA, I found it very challenging to breakthrough in the Investment Banking industry due to intense competition in the market. Then I decided to take up the course at SIB, for it provided me a platform to learn new skills such as valuation, financial modelling and also benefit from good interview opportunities.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely yes. At SIB, I acquired practical skills that are crucial for Investment Banking, was trained in a highly professional environment and got opportunities to work independently on various case studies. Furthermore and importantly, I also got plenty of interview opportunities which I could not have managed on my own. Throughout the journey, SIB was a pleasant learning experience.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of the training was its course structure and delivery. The content is precise, practical and absolutely relevant to the Investment Banking industry. The faculty is very professional, knowledgeable and delivered the content with great dedication.

Name: Chirag Singhal
Pre SIB: CA, CFA Level 1
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name:Chirag Singhal
Pre SIB: CA, CFA Level 1
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I was a qualified Chartered Accountant and CFA level II candidate. I had worked at a mid sized firm during my articleship and was exposed to many facets of audit and tax. Post qualification, I worked with ICICI Bank in their SME lending team.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
After having experience in various fields like audit, taxation & finance during my articleship, I realized that I had a passion for finance and aspired to work in mainstream finance. However, I did not get the breakthrough into investment banking since I wasn’t “job ready”. I had hoped that post the CA qualification and CFA level 1, I would be able to break through into the investment banking industry on my own. But this was not to be and I realized that trying to break in on my own would take a lot of time. When I learned about the course that SIB was offering, I found it to be perfect since it was exactly in line with my needs and expectations. For a while, I had been looking for ways to bridge the gap between my theoretical knowledge and practical requirements of the industry. In addition, a friend of mine who is an alumni of SIB provided very good feedback and referred me.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
I think investing in SIB, turned out to be a great decision in the end. I noticed the importance of SIB’s value addition, when I was able to respond to highly technical interview questions with ease. This is surely something I would not have been able to do without the benefit of SIB’s practical training. The placement in the end summed it all up!
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The experienced faculty, excellent delivery and practical application of all concepts with many real life deal examples was the best thing about SIB. Equally crucial were the class discussions on global events and finance, every day. Through this, I was able to inculcate a very good habit of reading newspapers, being aware of current affairs and ultimately this had a role in placements success.

Name: Rohit Kaul
Pre SIB: MBA, KJ Somaiya
Post SIB: Associate, Boutique Firm

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Name:Rohit Kaul
Pre SIB: MBA, KJ Somaiya
Post SIB: Associate, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I did my MBA from KJ Somaiya post which I worked for ICICI as a wealth manager.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
My role at ICICI needed regular interactions with businessmen and helped me pick up a lot of business acumen. I realized that sales was not really my forte and got more interested in roles involving strategic advisory. This is where SIB came in. It is a one of a kind institute in the country that offers world class training and actively places you in core investment banking roles.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Of all the investments that I have made, SIB has given me the highest and quickest returns. When I quit my job to join SIB, I was not very sure if I had made the right decision. But once the course started, it exceeded all my expectations. SIB is a must for every aspiring investment banker.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
It is very difficult to single out one best part. For starters, the course structure and the pace at which it is delivered ensures that each candidate understands everything irrespective of whether they are from a finance background or not. The other huge plus is the sector specific brainstorming which is done on a regular basis and eventually proved to crucial in being able to crack highly technical job interviews.

Name: Ankit Singh
Pre SIB: Bcom, CFA (USA)
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Ankit Singh
Pre SIB: Bcom, CFA (USA)
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I had done my B.com(H), specializing in financial investment & financial management from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and completed all three levels of the CFA Program, USA. I had a total of one and half years of work experience in Banking and Financial Services.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I decided to join SIB because I wanted a platform to build on the skills I attained from the CFA curriculum and prior work experience. Also, I wanted to leverage on the SIB network to create opportunities to enter mainstream Investment Banking.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, it's one of the best decisions. Loads of practice has helped me improve my practical skills. I am now entering the investment industry with confidence!
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The importance given to current affairs and understanding them with what we have already learnt has helped tremendously. Q&A sessions were conducted regularly and this preparation helped me during the interviews.

Name: Twinkle Jain
Pre SIB: CA, Operations Manager
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name:Twinkle Jain
Pre SIB: CA, Operations Manager
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my Chartered Accountancy before joining SIB.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
I decided to join SIB's full time investment banking course because of my active interest in finance and a keen desire to make a career in Investment Banking
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, Joining SIB was actually a very good decision, it provided a platform for world class training in investment banking. SIB is one of a kind training and the curriculum was exclusive and the way it was taught in 10 weeks was commendable it brought me a step closer to my dream of having a career in investment banking.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
Best part was the way we were taught about different industries and sectors keeping in mind our interests individually. Also the hands on experience on profiling , valuation and Modeling helped us shine through in our technical rounds. With the kind of rigorous training at SIB, it was easy to drill down the financials and identify the core drivers and crack the most challenging interviews with ease.

Name: Krishu Shirwaikar
Pre SIB: MBA, Big 4 firm
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Krishu Shirwaikar
Pre SIB: MBA, Big 4 firm
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed an MBA in Finance from Welingkar, Mumbai and worked in PwC as a senior analyst in the transfer pricing & international tax team.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I was aware of this course since SIB's inception in 2007 and was really keen on pursing it as my colleagues had done this course and were very happy with the content and outcome in terms of placement. I had decided to change my line of work and pursue a career in IB. For that I needed practical training and an entry point in IB which SIB provided me with.

Name: Paarshva Shah
Pre SIB: B.Tech, Mukesh Patel School
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Paarshva Shah
Pre SIB: B.Tech, Mukesh Patel School
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I had completed my B.Tech from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering in Mumbai and was running my own startup before I joined SIB.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I was looking for a career in Investment banking and equities and came across SIB's full time course. I spoke to SIB's team before I applied for the course which gave me a better insight into what the entire course is about. I realized that this course would give me deep domain knowledge since it imparted job oriented practical training which would make me industry ready especially since I was a fresher and had no prior background in the field.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
I would say joining SIB was one of my best decisions I have made so far. The amount of knowledge and insights I have received through SIB's course is exceptional. A big thank you to the SIB faculty. Coming from an engineering background and being able to say that I am fundamentally strong in the field of finance speaks volumes about the course in itself.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part about the training at SIB was the course structure. It is very well designed so that even a fresher with no background in finance has the opportunity to complete the course with loads of knowledge and insight. The course is well tailored to make you job ready and fundamentally strong in the principles of Investment banking.

Name: Shreya Gupta
Pre SIB: BA Hons, Manchester, CFA Level I
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Shreya Gupta
Pre SIB: BA Hons, Manchester, CFA Level I
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my BA (Hons) in Economics & Finance from University of Manchester, UK. I am also pursuing the CFA qualification.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I saw the SIB page on Facebook and decided to go through the website. Upon doing so, I contacted the SIB team and gathered info on the program and eligibility criteria. After interacting with SIB's team, I realized that the program will add value to my knowledge base as well as enhance my CV. The potential placement opportunities were a plus point as well. Hence, I saw no harm in joining the course. Even without a successful placement the course was sure to increase my knowledge and provide with me with much needed skills to work in the investment banking industry.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, I feel my decision was correct. I realized the advantage of the program within the first week of joining when my accounting concepts were tested and polished to perfection. The faculty's insistence on learning and retention was really motivating and helpful, especially during interviews.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
Best part of the program was the interaction with the different students in the class and the personal attention and feedback from faculty on our work and performance. Thank you once again, for the experience you have provided.

Name: Kaustav Barat
Pre SIB: CA, Credit Analyst
Post SIB: Analyst, PE Firm

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Name: Kaustav Barat
Pre SIB: CA, Credit Analyst
Post SIB: Analyst, PE Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I worked as a credit analyst in a financial consultancy in Pune for a period of two and a half years. My work profile involved debt syndication with various nationalized banks.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
The profile of investment banking and equity research always attracted me, however it was very difficult get an entry into the industry with little knowledge of the field. Hence, I started looking for a course which could not only give me competent knowledge of this field but also assist me in making an entry into the investment banking & equity research industry. SIB's full time course offered exactly what I was looking for and hence after conducting some more research and interacting with the faculties, I decided to go ahead with SIB.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes! Before joining SIB, I just dreamt about getting into the investment banking industry but lacked the approach. This is where SIB was most helpful. The training provided during the course helps you develop into a competent investment banking analyst who can hit the ground running straight away. The course content and training covers almost everything that a candidate requires to crack an interview and is also helpful in actual work situations. Apart from the core course content, SIB also helped me develop my soft skills which is a pre-requisite in this industry. Getting trained from an experienced investment banker who has worked in a global investment banking firm for many years really helped in gaining insights into the industry.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
It is very difficult to single out one best part in such an exhaustive training program. There is a lot that a candidate takes away on the conclusion of the course. Be it the exhaustive nature of the course, or the manner in which it is taught, or application of concepts in practical illustrations, or the covering of current events and sectors, or the sharpening of soft skills. However, I believe the quality of the assistance provided during placements acts as a silver lining.

Name: Rishabh Nahar
Pre SIB: BCom, HR College
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

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Name: Rishabh Nahar
Pre SIB: BCom, HR College
Post SIB: Analyst, Buy Side Equity Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I was doing my B.Com from HR College Mumbai and working at my father's real estate firm
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I got to know about SIB through a friend. The course content was just what I was looking for since I had an early interest in the field of finance. I do not believe that the course is limited to only' those who want to pursue a career in the field of investment banking and'equity research but believe that it would help even those who want to make personal investment decisions in the future
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
SIB has a great faculty and that is what gives it an edge over the others in the same field. The course content could be taught by anybody else but the way it is being taught is very important and I feel SIB has mastered that. Apart from teaching, its placements and interview process is brilliant and the faculty puts in a lot of effort into this.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part about training was the amount of practice and the number of examples used in the training. This helps you to understand how to look at different businesses, how to best understand and value them.

Name: Kiran Bankar
Pre SIB: Engineer, CFA
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Kiran Bankar
Pre SIB: Engineer, CFA
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I graduated as an engineer from NIT, Kurukshetra & cleared all 3 levels of the US CFA exam. I worked as a software engineer and taught college students.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I came from a non finance background and decided to make a move into finance. After going through SIB's website, I decided to join the full-time program as it has a good reputation of equipping students with the right skills to enter the Investment Banking industry. The CFA curriculum taught me the theoretical concepts but I wanted to learn practical skills, which could help me compete with people who have prior experience in finance.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, it's one of the best decisions I've taken so far. Loads of practice has helped me improve my practical skills and knowledge about different industries. I also improved my accounting skills. I can now enter the investment industry with confidence!
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The importance given to current affairs and understanding them with what we have already learnt has helped tremendously. Q&A sessions were conducted regularly and this preparation helped me during the interviews. As the class size was small, we could get individual attention from the faculty and also learn from peers in class.

Name: Lalit Kumaar
Pre SIB: MBA, Finance
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Lalit Kumaar
Pre SIB: MBA, Finance
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I studied commerce at Loyola College, Chennai & then did my MBA in Finance from VIT Business School, Vellore. After MBA, I started working with Unifi Capital Pvt Ltd, a portfolio management company as deputy manager client relations.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I saw the course content at SIB and wanted to pick up practical skills in order to build on the theoretical knowledge gained earlier. My colleagues and friends who were in the financial industry knew about SIB and advised me to do it immediately as I was looking for an opportunity as an analyst.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Definitely! SIB gave me the opportunity and trained me to look at things with a different perspective. I am glad I invested in SIB's training as SIB imparts knowledge in such a way that a candidates gets job ready.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
It was the Q&A session and the learning which came across from my friends in class. After the course, I am now no longer speculating with my personal investments as I can make careful investment decisions.

Name: Amrita Pattnaik
Pre SIB: Engineer, IT Consultant
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Amrita Pattnaik
Pre SIB: Engineer, IT Consultant
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I was working as a functional consultant with Infosys for close to 2 years
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I decided to join SIB as I wanted to acquire practical skills related to financial analysis and valuation as offered by SIB. Moreover, I wanted to pursue a career in investment banking for which SIB provides a good platform.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, I feel I have taken the right decision as after joining SIB I learned a lot which enhanced my knowledge and skills. I understood the nuances of finance even better.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of training at SIB is the focus on learning the technical skills, the intense nature of course along with the opportunities and support given for placements.

Name: Rahul Singh
Pre SIB: Engineer, CFA Level 1
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Rahul Singh
Pre SIB: Engineer, CFA Level 1
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I worked with Tata consultancy services and JP Morgan India as a software developer. I had also cleared CFA Level 1.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I was looking for a career change to finance, specifically to Equity Research/Investment Banking, and explored different avenues that could help me gain access to the industry. Introduced to SIB's website by a friend, I researched the course curriculum and found it to be really comprehensive and tailor made to my interests and priorities. After having visited the class venue and meeting with the faculty, I was absolutely certain of joining the course.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
I would consider joining SIB as one of my best professional decisions. Even as a complete fresher, the program enabled me to master the skills that are absolutely necessary for success in the industry.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
Each class at SIB is rigorous, competitive and carefully crafted. The best part of training at SIB is the thorough manner in which each concept is explained and then followed up through real-life examples. The faculty is devoted, professional and helpful. I would definitely recommend SIB's full time course for serious candidates looking to change or advance their careers in the Investment Banking industry.

Name: Rushikesh Deshpande
Pre SIB: MBBS, MBA- NMIMS
Post SIB: Analyst, Big 4 – M&A

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Name: Rushikesh Deshpande
Pre SIB: MBBS, MBA- NMIMS
Post SIB: Analyst, Big 4 – M&A

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I was a medicine graduate & a full-time MBA fresher from NMIMS.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I had known about SIB for a while. Boutiques, that I was approaching, stressed on hands on experience & job readiness. Clearly, there was no scope for an orientation in smaller firms. At this juncture, SIB seemed like the perfect solution. It provided extensive practical training as well as placement assistance. Feedback from SIB alumni too was helpful in making the call.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, indeed. Amount of learning imparted here exceeded all my expectations. A small batch ensured personal attention. My excel & presentation skills have vastly improved.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
SIB's curriculum was designed with pragmatic needs in mind. Faculty was always approachable to clarify our doubts. Ours was a batch with students from diverse backgrounds. There was immense learning from peers. SIB should benefit all those looking for a short term yet comprehensive coverage of financial concepts needed for IB & ER.

Name: Pranav Vohra
Pre SIB: B.Com(H), Mumbai University
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Pranav Vohra
Pre SIB: B.Com(H), Mumbai University
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB ,I did my graduation from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies(NMIMS), Mumbai in B.com(Honors) and cleared CFA Level 1.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I was keen to get into investment banking and always wanted to gain the skills necessary for M&A or fund raising processes.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Joining SIB gave me an insight into the world of investment banking and equity research. It helped me transform my interest in finance into my passion.SIB shows you the real picture of the investment banking world and how difficult it is to reach that level.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part about training in SIB was the link that was formed between theory and practical knowledge which helps us use our concepts when we start working. Also, the curriculum is very precise and application based.

Name: Md Zeeshan
Pre SIB: M.Tech, IIT - Kharagpur
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique firm

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Name: Md Zeeshan
Pre SIB: M.Tech, IIT - Kharagpur
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
BI completed my B Tech & M Tech in Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur and passed CFA L1. I was a fresher before joining SIB.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
Since my college days, I was inclined towards making a career in the field of Investment Banking. But, when I started applying for jobs in this field, I found it very difficult to get a break through. Although, I had some theoretical knowledge, I completely lacked the practical experience. Then, I came to know about SIB and went through their website and found the course content appropriate.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, everything that was there in the course content was covered on the course in great depths. I learned much more than what I initially expected and I was thoroughly prepared for IB interviews, which are very challenging.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
At SIB, students are encouraged to think analytically. The faculty is top-notch. They give you personal attention. Thank you SIB for helping me in getting my dream job!

Name: Ashish Gada
Pre SIB: CA, Audit Firm
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Ashish Gada
Pre SIB: CA, Audit Firm
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in July 2011 and was working with a CA firm prior to joining SIB.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
After qualifying as a CA, I knew that I did not want to practice as a CA as I was inclined towards the finance industry. During the course of an audit, I met few Investment Bankers and their work seemed quite interesting. On further research, I found that Investment Banking was not just another finance job, it was much more. However, it was extremely difficult to get into this field without any prior experience or knowledge. At this point, I came across SIB and found that their full time course would help me get the desired skill sets essential for the job.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, joining SIB was certainly a right decision. It not only gave me an insight into the IB industry but also enhanced my knowledge in areas relating to valuation in particular and finance in general. They really helped me in expanding my thought process and made sure that by the time the course was over, I was able to present myself to the recruiters with confidence. They gave me lot of interview opportunities as well and fortunately, I managed to grab one of them with a boutique investment bank.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of training at SIB is their practical approach to learning. They will guide you at every hurdle; however, they make sure that the candidates alone are able to get the desired results. There is no spoon-feeding and they encourage us to express our opinions. Their concepts on the valuation techniques, profiling, modeling and more importantly the manner to source data from various places are the highlights of this course.

Name: Radhika Singhal
Pre SIB: CA, B.com
Post SIB: IBD Team, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Radhika Singhal
Pre SIB: CA, B.com
Post SIB: IBD Team, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed Chartered Accountancy before joining SIB.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I decided to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course because of my active interest in finance and a keen desire to make a career in Investment Banking.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, joining SIB was definitely a very good decision since SIB provided a great platform to learn almost every thing that an Investment banker does. Also, they created a number of interview opportunities. This really helped me achieve my dream of working with a top notch Investment Bank.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of training at SIB was the hands-on experience on profiling, comparables, valuation and modeling besides honing of data handling & analytical skills. With the kind of rigorous training at SIB, it was easy to drill down the financials and identify the core drivers for different sectors and crack the most challenging technical interviews with ease.

Name: Tamal Das
Pre SIB: IIT, Mumbai
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

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Name: Tamal Das
Pre SIB: IIT, Mumbai
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I was working as an Engineer at a chemical factory before I joined SIB.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
SIB is one of its kind offering in India with a rich faculty base. My aspirations were in line with the Full Time course being offered. So, it did not take much time while deciding to join SIB.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
I would definitely rate joining SIB as one of the best decisions I ever made related to my career and I am really proud that I took it.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of the training is that it moulded me with the mindset of an Investment Banker and its mannerisms. Moreover, detailed illustrations of key concepts in finance especially for someone from non finance/ accounting background and exclusive individual attention enriched my overall experience with SIB. Thank you SIB!.

Name: Rashna Patel
Pre SIB: MSc, Cass Business School
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Rashna Patel
Pre SIB: MSc, Cass Business School
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before I joined SIB, I completed the Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) Degree from H.R. College, Mumbai and also the Msc. Finance from Cass Business School, City University, London.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
After I completed my MSc. Finance, I was truly interested in building a career in Investment Banking. Although I had the educational backing, being a fresher I lacked professional experience. I had heard of SIB from a friend who had pursued the course and I had also gone through the website in detail. I concluded that the course at SIB is an interactive practical learning experience. Since the world of Investment Banking is an extremely competitive one, I decided that gaining some practical knowledge in the field would be highly advantageous.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Joining SIB was definitely the right decision, mainly due to two reasons. Firstly, the course provided a realistic glimpse into the world of IB and ER. The things you learn during this program are the things that you would do as an Investment Banking or Equity Research Analyst. Secondly, not only does this course make you "work ready" but also provides you with opportunities to kick start a career in the field. The networking abilities of the faculty and their widespread alumni create some worthwhile job opportunities.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of the training is the stress on the day to day happenings in the financial world including the analysis of the changing national and international environment and its impact, tracking of various stocks and sectors, details of recent deals, fund raising by corporate entities etc. This resulted in better understanding of recent developments and enabled better thinking and analysis.

Name: Navneet Kumar
Pre SIB: MSc, Global Bank
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Navneet Kumar
Pre SIB: MSc, Global Bank
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I graduated in MSc, Finance from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and thereafter worked for a year with Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, as a collateral management analyst. I was responsible for the mitigation of counterparty credit risk through the active monitoring of clients derivative and securities financing portfolios. Earlier, I had completed my BE from Manipal.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
Investment banking/equity research is a very competitive field and requires certain tangible skill sets in order to break in. I wanted to polish my financial modeling and valuations skills and strengthen my knowledge of corporate finance. Secondly I knew about the vast network of SIB in the Investment banking arena and wanted to get the best help possible to break into this field.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
The practical approach of training at SIB definitely met all my expectations. This course is one of its kind in India and gives a complete understanding of what Investment Banking is all about. All of this was possible because of the distinguished faculty which comprises of investment bankers from the world's most reputable banks.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The number of hours that one spends at SIB and the personal attention given to each candidate is rarely achievable even in the world's best business schools. At SIB one feels that he/she is actually working in an investment banking/equity research environment. The faculty puts a lot of effort in training and there is a lot of emphasis on general knowledge and recent occurrences. Also the intense question & answer sessions prepares the candidate for the toughest of interviews.

Name: Deepak Vyas
Pre SIB: IIT Mumbai, Engineer
Post SIB: Global Investment Bank

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Name: Deepak Vyas
Pre SIB: IIT Mumbai, Engineer
Post SIB: Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I did a B.Tech in Metallurgy from IIT, Mumbai and worked as a software engineer with Verizon Communication in Hyderabad.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
I wanted to start my career in mainstream finance but after working in IT; there was no way to switch career path and enter investment banking, other than pursuing a MBA or CFA which is time consuming. After discussing with SIB's faculty and visiting their campus, I felt that SIB was providing both - an excellent training program along with good placement prospects.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Before SIB I had almost no knowledge and experience of finance. But in a short span of ten weeks, SIB provided me with good investment banking(MA) training interviews with various banks and a swift transition from IT to investment banking which was not possible by any other means. And now when I look back, I strongly feel that I made a right decision by joining SIB.

Name: Danesh Chothia
Pre SIB: B.Com, HR College
Post SIB: Global Investment Bank

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Name: Danesh Chothia
Pre SIB: B.Com, HR College
Post SIB: Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my B.Com from HR College in Mumbai. After that, I worked as a risk analyst in one of the leading MNC banks in India. My profile required me to make credit appraisals and track portfolio companies to see if they justified their credit lines.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
My primary motivation was to make a career shift from credit to Investment Banking. I was initially a little skeptical. But after meeting the promoters/faculty and getting a better understanding of their respective backgrounds, I got the confidence to take the plunge.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Surely. In a matter of only ten weeks, SIB gave me the opportunity to switch from credit to mainstream investment banking. SIB's curriculum covered the fundamentals of investment banking well. It was a good background to have before being thrown in at the deep end of the pool.

Name: Suruchi Sharma
Pre SIB: MBA, Wealth Management
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Suruchi Sharma
Pre SIB: MBA, Wealth Management
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I worked with HSBC Bank as a Wealth Manager. My profile involved selling a kitty financial products to customers. Due to increasing competition among private banks in the country, the wealth management arm of most of the banks has become too revenue-oriented rather than being solution-oriented. My work did not involve a lot of analysis. I completed a MBA from ITM, Navi Mumbai and a B.Com from SRCC, New Delhi
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking course?
I always had a passion for financial analysis. Having completed my MBA specializing in Finance, I wanted a break into the investment banking world where there is a lot of analysis and strategy planning involved. I heard about such an institute which focuses on providing the precise knowledge and the analytical skills required for investment banking. After contacting and discussing the course with the SIB team, I decided to join SIB.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, because I got placed with a boutique investment bank in Delhi. My job involves a lot of analysis and brain-storming which I thoroughly enjoy. What would have taken years for me to understand and achieve in the investment banking arena, took me just 10 weeks through SIB.

Name: Shalin Gaikwad
Pre SIB: B.Com, Jai Hind College
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Shalin Gaikwad
Pre SIB: B.Com, Jai Hind College
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I completed my Bachelors in Commerce from Jai Hind College.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I had always wanted to get into the Investment Banking/ Equity Research field and once my graduation was complete, I did my research and found out that SIB was a gateway for entry into the field.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Unequivocally Yes! SIB provided me with the knowledge I would need to excel in the field and as promised, many opportunities for employment in various Investment Banks.

Name: Aakash Manghani
Pre SIB: BE, Amdocs (India)
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

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Name: Aakash Manghani
Pre SIB: BE, Amdocs (India)
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I was working as a Software Engineer with Amdocs (India), prior to that I had completed my BE in IT from SPCE, Mumbai in 2008.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I always wanted a break into mainstream finance and it's very difficult for an Engineer to break into Investment Banking or Equity Research. After my very first interaction with the SIB team, I was convinced that this is the opportunity that I was waiting for. The faculty is extremely good, course content looked great and to top it all, SIB helped me with excellent placement prospects.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Probably one of the best decisions I've taken so far. It was only through SIB that I was able to get a break into Equity Research.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The training is very hands on, the course content is excellent, very much in line with what's required on the job, and is taught exceptionally well.

Name: Rohan Nisar
Pre SIB: M Engg, IIT - Delhi
Post SIB: Global Investment Bank

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Name: Rohan Nisar
Pre SIB: M Engg, IIT - Delhi
Post SIB: Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my bachelors in engineering from IIT Delhi and passed CFA L1 simultaneously.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I was very keen on taking up finance as a career. So while searching on the net, for some IB/ER courses, I came across this institute.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely! I was little aware of the theoretical aspects of finance. However the practical training that I got here helped me understand the concepts in a much better way and will help me in my job.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of the training is that you actually learn how concepts are applied on the job. The preparation for interview is highly comprehensive and I found myself very confident when I appeared for them.

Name: Dinesh Joshi
Pre SIB: MBA, Fore School of Management
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Dinesh Joshi
Pre SIB: MBA, Fore School of Management
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my MBA from Fore School of Management, New Delhi before joining SIB
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
After my summer internship with Bajaj Allianz, I decided to get into Investment Banking. But I got a marketing profile job from campus. I wanted to enter investment banking and looked for an institute that provided a course in this field along with placement assistance. I found that SIB offers this course and carries good reputation. Therefore, I decided to join this course.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, I took the right decision. I learned much more than what I expected. It was only because of SIB that my career got the right kind of start.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part about the training is the way it is structured. SIB helps you get thorough with all the concepts required in investment banking. The faculty is top notch and the training provided is extremely practical in nature.

Name: Malika K Pal
Pre SIB: Engineer, Mumbai University
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

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Name: Malika K Pal
Pre SIB: Engineer, Mumbai University
Post SIB: Analyst, Equity Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I am a BE (Electronics) graduate from Mumbai University, 2009. Thereafter, I attended London School of Economics for summer school. I have also done a diploma in Financial Management. I took some accounting training and then started writing for a blog www.personalfinance201.com to gain some exposure as I was sure that I wanted to work in finance. It is hard to get a shift of career especially from a technical background to mainstream finance.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I wanted to work in finance, more so in Equity research/Investment banking and I realized that it is important to have practical understanding and training than mere theoretical knowledge. I came across SIB's full time course and the curriculum they cover, seemed appropriate. SIB has helped me to get an insight to learn and follow my interest.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes without a doubt. I think the course helped me in more than just one way. The curriculum they cover includes basics of accounting which is essential for someone like me who is from an engineering background. The rest of the course is also very well structured and executed. Above all I think the faculty has been very helpful in guiding and training me.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of SIB apart from the curriculum of course is that they do not differentiate among students on their educational background or on the basis of prior experience. Every student is given an equal opportunity and a fair chance in class to learn and excel. The faculty is helpful and genuine. I have gained a lot professionally and personally through the full time course at SIB.

Name: Udit Agarwal
Pre SIB: MBA, Amity Business School
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

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Name: Udit Agarwal
Pre SIB: MBA, Amity Business School
Post SIB: Analyst, Investment Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed MBA in Finance from Amity Business School before joining SIB.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
After my MBA I decided that I want to get into one of the core subjects in Finance and during my last months in MBA I read a lot about investment banking. I developed an interest for the subject and looked for an institute that provided a course in this field. I found that SIB offers this specific course and carries good reputation and has experienced faculty. Thus, I decided to join this course.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely yes, I expected to get an extensive learning about investment banking and now I feel that I have good knowledge on the subject. Therefore, I think it was the right decision.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part of the course was that we were not only taught on the subject but had endless discussions on the day to day happenings in the industry for example any deals which took place during the tenure of the course, fund raising by a corporate etc. All this really helped me at the time of interviews.

Name: Manan Vora
Pre SIB: ICFAI, Wealth Mgmt
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Manan Vora
Pre SIB: ICFAI, Wealth Mgmt
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my Graduation(B.com) from H.R. College along with C.F.A from ICFAI University. I was working with a brokerage company as a Wealth Manager for couple of years before I decided to join SIB.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
As a professional, I always dreamt to become an Investment Banker, but never got much opportunities due lack of working experience in the industry. I heard about SIB through a friend, who strongly recommended me to join it. That's when I thought of finding out what actually SIB offers in terms of practical training, placement assistance & was very impressed by its faculty, its course content & its placement records. Hence I decided to join SIB.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Absolutely! no doubt. The quality of practical experience that I received during the course probably I wouldn't have got even through any other degree course & the no. of opportunities that I got to work as an investment banker, I would have never got otherwise.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
The best part about the training, apart from the fantastic curriculum, is that there are group discussions based on current affairs which helped me remain updated and equipped me to excel in the interviews with the investment banks. Also the course focuses on improving Excel & Powerpoint skills along with basic accounting concepts throughout the duration of the course.

Name: Pulkit Madan
Pre SIB: Credit Controller, Australia
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Pulkit Madan
Pre SIB: Credit Controller, Australia
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
Before joining SIB, I had done BMS from Mumbai and MBA from LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia. I had also worked in Credit for 1.5 years in Melbourne.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I always wanted to get into Investment Banking and SIB is the best platform I could get (considering I didn't have any relevant work experience). Also a friend who was already placed in a Global Bank through SIB was another inspiration for me.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Definitely!! Today I have a job that I always wanted and that too with a MNC bank. This break will definitely prove to be very beneficial for my career. Also, apart from the placement part of it, the kind of practical knowledge I got through this course was phenominal.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
I think the best part of the training is its practical approach because we are actually asked to work on LIVE companies and I don't think any Masters' Degree actually provides us with such in-depth knowledge of Investment Banking. Secondly, the faculty at SIB is highly qualified and each one of them makes an extra effort to ensure we understand each and every aspect of the course. At the completion of the course, I know almost everything taught to us. They leave no stone unturned.

Name: Louis Chakkalakal
Pre SIB: MBA, Germany
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Louis Chakkalakal
Pre SIB: MBA, Germany
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I am a German national and completed my Bachelor Studies in Business Management & Leadership from Heilbronn University (Germany) and got my MBA from the leading German Business School, European School of Business - Reutlingen University.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I had three individual reasons for joining the school. First of all, I aimed to learn everything about Investment Banking technicals and in addition to this to concretely apply and practice the subjects within a training. Secondly, I intended to gain practical knowledge about different sectors, industry drivers and market particularities in India and other parts of the world. Thirdly, I knew about the extensive network and relevant contacts of the tutors including a distinguished reputation of the institute and about the quality of its graduates. Thus, depending on my own merit, I had the aspiration to get the best help possible to immediately start my career.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
All the expectations that I had before joining the course were definitely met. The intensive training made me adept in all relevant disciplines such as accounting, creation of profiles & comparables, DCF valuation, M&A considerations etc. I gained deep insights about sector peculiarities and I was ideally prepared for challenging finance interviews. I am now without any doubt ready to succeed in this highly competitive field of Investment Banking with one of the World's most reputable banks.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
Apart from the high expectations that I had before, the school could even exceed these expectations by far. The experienced and dynamic lecturer team could continuously spark me and keep up a high level of excitement and motivation throughout the course. We were encouraged to question independently and to think out of the box. The tutors clearly put an emphasis on general knowledge, macro-economic factors and recent occurrences. Overall I would say: the approach of the school represents and conveys lived street smartness.

Name: Sarfraz Sohani
Pre SIB: BMS, Bhavan's College
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Sarfraz Sohani
Pre SIB: BMS, Bhavan's College
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I did my bachelors in management (BMS) from Bhavan's College, Mumbai University and was a fresher before joining SIB.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
The field of investment banking always interested me since college and I was eventually planning to pursue it after my MBA. After completing my graduation, I came across SIB which I thought would help me achieve my career goals. So I did some research on SIB, clarified my doubts and took at the time what seems to be a small amount of risk. But now when I look back it clearly paid off.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
I am working in a bulge bracket US Investment Bank doing the same investment banking work that is done by MBAs, and this has been possible only because of the course at SIB.

Name: Nitesh Punjabi
Pre SIB: BBA, Symbiosis
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Nitesh Punjabi
Pre SIB: BBA, Symbiosis
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I had just completed my BBA (Bachelors in Business Administration) from Symbiosis. I was a fresh graduate, out of college and was looking for a good start to my career.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I am very ambitious and I knew I wanted a job in the financial sector; I wanted to be an investment banker. I knew that being an investment banker will be a great profile to start with and will give me global exposure. But I also knew that I needed extra help to get where I wanted to, because it was impossible to even get an interview in the bulge bracket firms only after my BBA. Once I came across SIB, I knew that this was the only way I could have the best start to my career.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
The training at SIB backed my strengths, confidence and ambition. It pushed me in the right direction and gave me my dream shot of being an investment banker. I am a banker with a bulge bracket bank and I made a great start to my career. I work at par with CA's and MBA's. The training I received at SIB helped me to achieve this.

Name: Tanvi Patki
Pre SIB: BCom (Podar); MBA (IES)
Post SIB: Associate, Equity Research

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Name: Tanvi Patki
Pre SIB: BCom (Podar); MBA (IES)
Post SIB: Associate, Equity Research

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I completed my B.Com from Podar College and a MBA from IES Management College before joining SIB.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
After completing my MBA the placements offered at college did not interest me much. The profiles offered were mostly sales oriented and not hard core finance ones. Therefore, I decided to pursue the full time IB course at SIB as I it would give me better career opportunities.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes. I definitely feel I took the right decision by joining SIB as the learning was great and the window of opportunities it provided was awesome. I'm truly happy I did the course.

Name: Abishek Surendran
Pre SIB: BCom VESIT,IT Consultant
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

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Name: Abishek Surendran
Pre SIB: BCom VESIT,IT Consultant
Post SIB: Analyst, Boutique Firm

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I am an Electronics Engineering graduate with 4.5 yrs of IT experience.I am also a co-founder of an IT Security firm which has been operational for 2 yrs now.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I was introduced to the field of Investment Banking during my entrepreneurship days. I was thinking of pursuing a MBA to switch over from IT to IB. In spite of receiving admissions into some top universities in the world, the recent economic crisis made me think twice. I was looking for short term courses in financial modeling and valuation to get a toehold in Investment Banking and gain experience in the industry. I found the SIB website while surfing the net. On speaking further with the faculty and the alumni of SIB, I was convinced that SIB could give me a break into investment banking.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
As a career changer, I was always going to find breaking into investment banking difficult even with an MBA. After pursuing the course at SIB, I had a grasp of the basics of finance and the confidence to excel as an Investment Banking analyst/associate. I am very grateful to SIB for providing me the opportunity to interview with a highly coveted boutique investment bank. To me, SIB has been the fastest means to realize my dream of being an investment banker.

Name: Rohan Sura
Pre SIB: Masters, HEC Paris
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

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Name: Rohan Sura
Pre SIB: Masters, HEC Paris
Post SIB: Analyst, Global Investment Bank

What did you do before you joined SIB?
I was involved in managing the family business of offset printing and graphic designing since quite a young age, simultaneously while studying for B.Com. After which I moved on to HEC Paris for an Msc in International business.
How did you decide to join SIB's full time investment banking & equity research course?
I believe a tangible skill set is essential for working in investment banking. I needed to polish my knowledge of corporate finance and the practice on how to apply it. SIB fits the bill perfectly.
Do you feel you took the right decision by joining SIB?
Yes, I believe the practical approach towards training at SIB holds its own in real investment banking/equity research jobs. Also jobs in IB / ER which are hard to come by otherwise, come in huge numbers through SIB's vast network.
What was the best part of training at SIB?
SIB begins from scratch and the instructors are patient enough to explain things more than twice if necessary. Because of the sheer amount of time you spend at SIB, we have the opportunity to discuss the minutest details. This is something one has to actively search for even in the world's best classrooms.