In search of a place in the industry

In search of a place in the industry

Hopeful Aspirants

In search of a place in the industry

For every college student, the word ‘placement’ tends to imply more horror than a scary film. It is a time of tension and anticipation, for it is the obvious
pathway to their career.

The placement sessions at management colleges in the City have been underway for a while now, with students already confirmed as future employees of some of the best companies.

Metrolife speaks to students and staff on the kinds of placement processes in
place.

“We start off by conducting aptitude tests for each graduating student, using the help of online portals like CoCubes as well as consultants. Some of the consultants even conduct training sessions for them,” informs Mumtaz Shaikh, who has been the placement officer at MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce for the last two years.

“For campus recruitment, there are a few companies that come every year along with new ones that approach us directly. There is also a database of companies that we apply to ourselves and we keep updating this list as and when we need,” she adds.

In fact, students of the college have already started getting jobs with companies like SAP Labs, Cognizant, Northern Trust, Ernst and Young, Ocwen Financial
Corporation and Wipro among others.

 From the student’s perspective, interning at the intended future workplace is a good way to know whether it is what they want or not. Says Namrata Hegde, a final-year student of IFIM B-School, “I’ve been interning at Biocon for the last few months and
it’s been a truly wonderful experience.

Seeing my work during this internship, they offered me a job after college, though I will get the offer letter only after completing the internship. It feels great
to be placed in the same company.”

Being a part of the placement cell of her college, she notes, “The cell updates the existing database of companies to approach for internships and placements, while also adding new ones to it. In the past, a lot of students have been taken in as full-time employees of their companies within two to three months of interning. Since the response has almost always been good, the reputation of our students in the industry is maintained.”
Abhishek Pradhan, of Indus Business Academy, is relieved that he has a job at Blue Star after college.

   “It was an on-campus placement. The company came here and conducted three rounds — aptitude test, group discussion and human resources, followed by a final written test. I had been training by participating in fests and events in college and speaking to my professors,” shares the final-year student, who has been pursuing his PGDM programme and specialising in the field of marketing and operations.

“It’s a great company to grow in and I look forward to starting. Now, I can just
attend college and come back home without being tense about the future,” he says with a smile.

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