Hangout with Alums: Athira Jayaraj PGP 2014

Athira Jayaraj

IIMB Alumna Aathira Jayaraj, Program Manager at Tata Administrative Services and Co-Founder of Social Alpha interacted with MBA students as a part of the “Hangout With Alums” session organized by Student Alumni Committee.

Aathira kicked off the conversation by guiding the current batch of PGP students regarding specialization for one’s career. Over the years, it’s quite imperative to specialize in one or the other area – let it be operations, marketing, finance or human resource management. This is true in any type of industry because as a leader, people expect in-depth knowledge of a subject and that’s why specialization comes into the picture. She shared some interesting stories about the career trajectories of her batchmates and herself.

Aathira later talked about Social Alpha, which invests in budding startups in the arena of Edtech, Cleantech, Medtech, and Agritech to name a few. Social Alpha also helps the startups in their portfolio to attain sustainable growth and makes sure they achieve their ultimate objectives. It helps startups in their nascent stages to secure the resources required to create a deep and irreversible impact.

The session concluded with an open house and one-on-one interaction with the students.