Gejo Sreenivasan

Student Mentor, CL Mumbai

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Gejo's Mantra

  • Interview is the 'Art of selling your story' - It is about you; what you have done. Your story has to be told.
  • Sales is 'Truth well told' - Your story needs to have depth of knowledge to be believable.
  • My role as a mentor is to listen to your story, dwell deep into it to connects the dots, and bring out its unique elements.
  • In short, I am a director who makes an impactful movie out of the raw script that you give me.

Students' Feedback

Accessibility 96%
Openness 96%
Responsiveness to doubts and queries 94%
Motivating spirit 96%

Students Speak!!!

If Gejo were interviewed - "Who is Gejo Sreenivasan?"

  • Creative and 'out of the box' thinker - Be it designing campaigns, creating content, or conducting classes, I don't like having boundaries to imagination or creativity.
  • Storyteller - I have the ability to spin a story about even the most mundane of things.
  • I operate either in first gear or fifth - I am either over enthusiastic about a thing, or have no interest in it at all. There is no middle ground. I have to constantly keep myself excited and motivated, else I can't function.
  • Empathetic - Empathy is the emotion that has helped me more than survive 18 years in this industry.

Epithets by Students: "To you, Gejo is..."

"The Laughing Buddha"

"The Coolest Mentor"

"Yoda - from Star Wars"

"Mr Calm & Experienced"

Favorite Author/Poet

Eminem!
He is a poet in his own right.

Reason: Well, you just need to listen to 'Lose Yourself'

....You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime....

Role Model

While growing up, I admired Michael Jackson; and picked up dancing from him.
These days it's Rahul Gandhi!

Not his politics, ideology, or his acumen, what I admire is his one quality. It takes a lot of courage to get up and keep walking everyday knowing that the world is mocking you. So, if my day is not going great, I think of Rahul Gandhi :)

Know him like you "know him"

Dance

Dancing changed my life. It also made an introvert like me very popular in college.

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Alt Career

He loves the stage; and hence, would probably be a stand-up comedian.

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Sports

Played football and hockey in college. Now, he plays online chess with random strangers.

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Bucket list

To write a book; and a 30-day backpack trip to South America.

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Reads

His favorite book is 'The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town' by John Grisham.

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TV shows

Loves to watch crime series; and has watched almost all episodes of Forensic Files!

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