I worked as a Finance intern with Caspian for a period of 2 months as a part of my MBA summer internship programme. The subject matter of study during this period was “Credit Analysis of Social Enterprises and SME’s”. Though I had a specific project assigned, I was given the opportunity to work in every department of the organisation to familiarize myself with their modus operandi and was later given the choice to move forward in the work that interested me the most. Very few organisations provide such an opportunity and I’m lucky to have been given one. The work environment at Caspian is very comfortable and conducive to learning. I was included in every aspect of their daily agenda – be it a brain storming session or a formal meeting. My suggestions were also duly considered for any matter of discussion and I was helped to make progress on any ideas that I gave by everyone in the organisation. Therefore, I was happy that initiatives were being encouraged from my side. I was also assigned a mentor who very generously took me through their entire process and sat down with me every week to discuss my agenda for the week and what I had been learning over a period of time. All my peers were very warm and welcoming and never hesitated to help me out in any way. An interesting part of Caspian’s monthly schedule is their interactive learning session, called “Café sessions” where anyone could take up any topic for discussion, and present the same after which some activity or discussion would be done on the same. This provided an expansion on the learning landscape for me as I was fortunate to be given a chance to present a topic and also be a part of sessions where we discussed about the financial analysis of micro-finance institutions, financial inclusion, etc., which proved to be helpful in the latter part of my MBA programme. Overall, my experience at Caspian was very enriching on the knowledge front and I had many learnings to take away from it.