Insiyah Rangwala: Breaking through the comfort zone

10 Sep,2012

By Insiyah Rangwala

 

I would like to start by saying happy birthday to MxM India!

 

MxM for me personally has been a great experience. It has been a fantastic stepping stone in the media field, as well as just a great place to start one’s working life. One of the things I started off with was compiling a customer database and though this kind of work can get dull, it was one of the best ways to learn and understand who is who and what the different aspects of this industry are.

 

I have learnt a lot from the people I worked with. It was a work environment that was out of my comfort zone as everyone was much better informed than me about the kind of work we were doing. I enjoyed participating and watching someone who knew the existing scope of work but is still trying to innovate and break through the clutter.

 

I felt like I had a say and my knowledge of newer mediums such as social media and other digital platforms was utilized.

Everyone’s opinion was taken into consideration. Even though I lacked knowledge about most of the basic things I was still heard and taken seriously. Internally the feedback was proactively taken into consideration by everyone at all levels which is hard to find, and makes MxM a unique workplace. I felt like I had a say and my knowledge of newer mediums such as social media and other digital platforms was utilized. I felt like an important part of MxMIndia and felt that I contributed to what it is today.

 

Apart from building on what I already knew, I was also given the opportunity to broaden my horizons. Writing was not something I thought I wanted to do. At MxM I was still considered for opportunities where I interviewed a German Count, I covered an event and also wrote a story based purely on research, thereby experiencing different kinds of news – sources as well as delivery. I think I personally enjoyed interviewing people a lot; that was something I might never have found out if not for MxMIndia.

 

Best of luck to MxMIndia, and may it celebrate many more birthdays!

 

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