I did my Summer Internship with Merck Sharp and Dohme (Known as MSD). MSD is the trade name for Merck & Co. Inc., headquartered in Whitehouse Station, N.J, U.S.A. Merck has a diversified portfolio of offerings like prescription medicines, vaccines and animal and consumer health products. It presently has approximately 106,000 employees and operates in more than 140 countries around the world.
My internship journey started with an e-mail from MSD asking for resumes of students who were interested in HR internship. Out of all the students who had applied, they shortlisted 14 of them. This was followed by an interview at their Head Office in Mumbai. All the students were given different time slots for the interview process and it was conducted quite smoothly. My interview was taken by the HR-Business Partner at MSD. The questions revolved around my past work experience, areas of interest in Human Resource, projects undertaken, extra-curricular, and so on. The interview lasted for about 25-30 minutes and it went extremely well for me. I was expecting a positive response from MSD and it did turn out to be in my favour. The results were declared after a month and I was the only student who got selected from Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research. I was ecstatic and excited to take this opportunity.
She then took me to the cafeteria and had lunch with me so that I could feel comfortable on my first day at work. This made me really happy. Post Lunch, I was told to read about MSD and the pharmacy industry in general. As I belonged to an IT background, understanding their business was a bit challenging on Day-1 but I was confident that things would fall in place in the coming days. Day one ended with a lot of excitement and curiosity.
The following were the three Projects which I undertook