After an engineering degree, it’s common for students to get engineering jobs that mostly involve highly technical responsibilities. The front-office roles (like sales and marketing) are general taken up by people with business degrees (e.g. MBA).
As an engineering student, Abhishek Kochhar got interested in extra-curricular activities that involved selling. He talks about how that informal sales & marketing experience in college helped him get a sales job as a fresher in India. he also goes on to share how a good exposure to sales can transform just about anyone.