The Smart Cube introduces Aspire, a new hiring initiative to connect industry with academia


NEW DELHI – 28 June 2017: The Smart Cube, an award-winning global analytics and research company, today announces  the launch of a new hiring programme in India – Aspire with The Smart Cube (Aspire) – to further the company’s commitment to recruiting top quality talent, and enhancing candidates’ workplace skills so they can fulfill their potential in business analytics.

This new industry-academia programme will be delivered through collaborations with selected educational institutions across India, to engage students pursuing specific management and industry-focused qualifications aligned to The Smart Cube’s global client solutions.

Jamia Hamdard University has been chosen to be Aspire’s first partner institution, and will offer a dedicated three month, on-campus training programme, developed in conjunction with The Smart Cube, for MBA Pharma and MPharma students.

The programme, starting on 14 July 2017, includes modules on industry orientation, business acumen, analytical thinking, and problem solving skills. Successful students will undergo additional research-focused training sessions.

Commenting on the launch of Aspire, Sushma Rana, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Smart Cube, said: “Ever increasing competition for high quality business and analytics professionals means companies have to evolve their approaches to identifying the best talent. We believe Aspire, our new and innovative hiring initiative, will help address this challenge, as well as shaping academic course content to better meet our needs.

“Through this partnership of industry and academia, we aim to equip future talent at educational institutions in India with business skills and acumen which will prepare them technically and professionally for the workplace. People development forms an integral part of The Smart Cube’s philosophy and it starts the moment we identify new talent.”

Dr. Shibu John, Head, Department of Health, Hospital & Pharmaceutical Management, Jamia Hamdard University stated: “We received a great response from our MBA Pharmaceutical Management, Health Management and M.Pharma students when we shared the news of The Smart Cube coming to our campus. The majority have already signed up to the preliminary session, to introduce the objectives and content of Aspire. This partnership will enhance our existing course content and equip participants with the skills they need to join the workforce of the future. I look forward to seeing successful candidates have the opportunity to start their careers with a forward thinking, global business.”