Thursday, August 24, 2017

My internship experience with Title Source, one of the family of companies of Quicken Loans

Internship at Title Source is something different. An intern who is coming with bare hands is going back with hand and mind full of gifts. It is something which is beyond words. You have to experience it. Are you ready? Title Source, Thanks for the experience of a life time.

We, Quicken Loans Family of Companies has 4 pillars of Employer Value Proposition. They are Powered by Purpose, Driven by You, Insistently Different and Distinctly Detroit.

“Powered by Purpose.” –Quicken Loans in the community

Those three words were affirming and challenging at the same time. We talk about purpose a lot, but what does it really mean, and how can we find it through our work? We want to know that what we do matters. When we are guided by purpose, our lives and our work become more fulfilling. What we do becomes more fulfilling when we know why we do it. Our interactions with others in many ways determine how we assess our lives.

During my third week of internship, I got an opportunity for volunteering in “Forgotten Harvest”, a company formed in 1990 which is dedicated to relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste. I felt awesome after volunteering by packing foods for those who need it and felt a sense of satisfaction.

My next volunteering is “Summer in the City” which is exclusively for interns. A day with buddies in the downtown Detroit. Though it was a tiring day, by the end of the day, a handful of memories. The most touching place in the downtown according to me is “River Walk”. What a wonderful view it is. Canada, just in front of us. Wow, it was amazing!

What I’ve found is that everyone’s individual purpose is as unique as our fingerprint, but they all have two things in common. 1) Purpose is about others and 2) Purpose is your anchor. True purpose is integrated with the impact we make beyond ourselves.

 Driven by You- “We empower our team members and if you can make some impact in anything you do, how it will be? Amazing, right!”

We know the key to success is empowering people around us. We want to help people find their voices, develop their talents, discover their purpose, shake up lives—their own, and those around them.

When I started my internship, I spent long hours on the assigned task to achieve success. I realized the fact that to achieve success, I have to drive myself. I volunteered myself for the intern case study. It was about “How can we enhance our client relationship for both our lender and borrower clients?” When I see the topic, it seems to be interesting. We 6 interns done this study and presented our findings and suggestions in front of senior leaders. Some strategies which I felt for empowering myself and the team members are Ask questions, Listen closely and focus on solutions. Applying this strategies, we found some suggestions/ solutions to enhance our lender and borrower client experience. And some suggestions we made got visibility. That end result is the one which boosts your confidence. No matter what, if you are able to make a small impact in the business, that is the thing which gives you happiness.

All team activities are so touching. Whether it is an event happening outside the work environment or birthday celebration or team lunch, every event have its own personal touches which strengthens the relationship between team members.

A quick glance of my favorites in my team.

“Escape the room” – the fastest 60 minutes in my life! But we made it!!

Tech Party- Amazing party with insights about the technology growth and end up with food and dance.

Vanpool- Travel from Ann Arbor to Detroit.

I referred one of my van pool friend to QL. she has given a wonderful testimonial video for QL. “We eat our own dog food “ISM.

A picture after my final presentation- Happy faces J

ISMs in action- QL chairman Dan Gilbert told the story of each ISM and explained why they are important to our team’s culture. We experienced why it’s about who we are, not just what we do.

From my internship, I got opportunity to attend various trainings, private bus tours, volunteering, team events, intern events like intern palooza, ISM’s day and more. This makes QL different from others. Technology events. Tesseract- our Technology team’s weekly afternoon dedicated to innovation.

Once again, our movement is Powered by Purpose, Driven by You, Insistently Different and Distinctly Detroit. We believe exceptional team members deserve exceptional benefits. It’s why we’ve been named Computerworld’s “Best Place to Work in IT” four years in a row.

The reason Quicken Loans is such incredible places to work? That’s easy: Our culture, Our People and Our Technology drive our business.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

If not writing today, I may miss this...

I think this is the perfect time for quoting some of the funniest talks of Adiv. Otherwise, I may miss it on later point of time.

I found Chicken Masala Dosa one of Adiv's favourite dish. Today after coming back from play ground, he told me "Kakkasa, Kakkasa".. I was wondering what he was asking. He pointed his hand on dosa Tawa and started shouting "Kakkasa" and I understood its the "Masala Dosa" he is asking. Another thing he used to say is "Bobori". It took a long time for us to understand that according to Adiv, "Bobori" is hair. Am just thinking how innocent kids are.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Trust Vs Truth in Relationship

There are certain factors which needs to be considered in a relationship. One of the most important factor according to me is "Telling the Truth". Even though you know you will lost your head by telling the truth, go ahead. Sometimes, It may save you instead of killing. As 'Truth' and 'Trust' go hand in hand, I can say If "Truth" is missing, "Trust" factor broke which in turn broke the relationship. So be honest to each other.

In a Person's life, most important factor in maintaining relationship is 100% transparency. There may be a chance to add up more lies upon one another and finally end up in hearing the truth from a third Party. Here the "Trust" factor breaks. So how can he believe his friend in any other deals? Quite impossible. So whatever it is, be truthful and may be the solution needed is just a "Sorry" from him to continue the relationship. It is easy to break up something, but not easy to reunite it. Once broken cannot be combined.

I would like to narrate a story which broke the relationship to strengthen my point about Truth.
Long time back, when I was in my college, my roommate in College hostel seems to be missing during the study vacation. I got a phone call  from her mother asking about her. I called her boy friend and asked If he knows where she is. I am pretty sure, without his knowledge, she won't go anywhere. He started telling lies to me and ended up saying the truth that she's with him. As an Individual, he was one of the best students in College and with this incident, the "Trust" factor breaks and all confidence was lost.

Among all possible behaviors, honesty would be my first concern and the most important consideration in a relationship.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A fresh kick off

Long 2 years of gap. But I wanted to write something today at any cost .But my mind is obscure or obfuscates or equivocate or unclear or uncertain what exactly to scribble.
Another new phase of life started a few months ago just because of my God's grace. I felt myself so fortuitous which is a truth as it’s harder to reach the American dream so easily for so many people. Even though a great dichotomy happened in my life, I strongly believe my jeo is a harbinger to make our way ascertain. I used to feel his preternatural or superficial presence which is lasting or enduring as well as which gives bolster or (Support and strengthen) morale to support for a brisk life.
I am proud of my Al, as he is the one who makes me to be optimistic in life. I used to be cynical most of the times with apathy or absent minded and used to sham or dissemble or bogus as if I am happy. Later I felt myself absurd of what I am doing. We should be expressive. If we are sad, cry until our mental emotions become calm. If we are happy, laugh till our stomach bursts. This great lesson in my life helped me to ameliorate or diminishes my excruciation or agony to an extent.
I would like to improvise or extemporize or elaborate without preparation more about my US life as it is so fresh. You can sense more rife or frequent occurrence of my little champ Aadi here. He was reluctant to relinquish or free involvement in the group of people during his starting days here. As time goes by, his tone and rhetoric increases and it made me more confident that his plastic or malleable mind can mold into any desirable shape.

Is it?

Your life is composed of happiness, love, and chasing your passion. You stay bright and upbeat even when things suck. You've been audacious, and rightfully, your life is full of spontaneity. Sometimes it can make some people a bit jealous. But that doesn't bother you at all. You've always kept your cool and ignored all the haters, because after all, you've found your passion and you refuse to be anything but happy!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Changing Seasons

I can see the morning sun shines into my window.
I am awake from a wonderful dream
And I felt if it is never ending..
I can see the leaves of the trees shaking
And the rains falling down with beautiful sound
So suddenly where the sun hides.
Not feeling like to get up from bed.
But lot of works waiting for me
The rain stops and the bright sun peeps through the window.
Suddenly I got up and looked around.
But dear and near ones are not there
Seasons drift me far away
And I felt am so lonely
Oh, how I long to see you again.
Counting the beautiful days spent with you.
When you will be again near me with your beautiful smile.
For I miss you so very much, like a phoenix bird without a wing
All my life I have wanted the strength, the power, and the courage to support you my dear.
For that I will take all the pains with smile.
Don’t feel that you are alone as you are the sun that shines forever.
You are the butterfly that I can see daily in butterfly garden
When it is flying around me, I feel that you are near me
You are the rainbows I can see
You  are sweet like soft scent of a rose.
You bring tears to my eyes and a smile to my face.
You are the one I care for, the one I love, and the one I long to see once more grow bright
and beautiful
and am sure you will achieve the one you want...

NB: I wrote this poem when I was working in Wipro, Bangalore (2013)

(Achieved on 2017 August)

Some treasures!