For the students pursuing MBA / PGDM, an internship is like a net practice before the final match. It’s very crucial from the employability point of view for students to be up to the mark to meet employer’s expectation. Thus to provide its students with hands on corporate exposure, ISBR Business School organized an Internship Fair on 24th-25th May 2017 for its MBA and PGDM students of current batch.
The Placement Cell of ISBR worked with full passion and dedication to rope in the best and most promising companies from the corporate so the students get a great exposure to the industry. The work for the Internship Fair began two months prior to the D-Day and the contribution from the students to the placement cell made it all possible with an immense support and guidance of Mr. Abbas Ali, Head- Placement Cell and Mr. Nanaiah Pattada, Head- Corporate Relations. 35 companies from different sectors were invited for the on-campus interview while there were 15 for the off-campus internship recruitment. The companies invited for the on-campus fair included ICICI Prudential, HyperCity, Go Niyo, Decathlon, 3M, Follow Class, Easy M2M, Wholesale Box, Wings Within, RIGO, Venus Technologies, Narayana Healthcare, Mentees Capital, Lodestar, Doodle Interiors, Lexa India, Svastera Healthcare etc. Also certain companies took a Skype interview which included UrsDay, Birla Sun Life, Startaap, Reliance Retail, etc.
The students were extremely excited to appear for the interviews as they had the choice of attending the interview of the company of their interest. The students were mapped based on their specializations and given the choice for applying to those companies which were in-line with their interests. The recruiters were pretty impressed by the performance of the students as they were able to crack most of the interviews and matched the requirements of the companies.
Special mention to the Student Internship Organizing Team who contributed and made this fair possible- Kamalesh Keserker, Renu Lakra, Jithu James and Neethu Nambiar, all under the guidance of Ms.Sangeetha, Coordinator- Placement Cell. The whole fair was very well organized and coordinated under the student leadership of Darshit Vegad and Rahul Pandey with their team of coordinators who gave their 100% in spite of having their own interviews.
Few of the student’s of Student Organizing Team shared their experience as below:
- Rahul Pandey
“Internship Fair 2017 couldn’t have been possible without the great inputs from the placement cell. I was glad that I was selected by them to organize this event for them. It was a great opportunity for me as I got great exposure to the corporate and industry. Although the last few days before the fair were excruciating in terms of both physical and mental toll it took on us but nevertheless we enjoyed the overall process and the end result. Coordinators came forward voluntarily which was the greatest relief for us as we didn’t want to push anybody to work with us. The placement cell supported us in everything we demanded and that was also a bonus for us. All in all, it was a great learning experience.”
- Kamalesh Keserker
“As a part of the core committee of the Internship Fair, it was an amazing experience to work with people from the industry and the corporate to organize such a great event. There was a lot of expectation from us both from the students as well as the academics department and I hope we successfully were able to deliver. Negotiating with companies and roping them in was a different experience within itself. We got great support from our team as well as the Placement Cell. I am grateful that I got an opportunity to work with the best people in the industry.”
3. Jithu James
“We had been working day in and day out for the last 1 month which showed eventually in the grand success of the internship fair 2017. The placement cell supported us in all possible ways and Mr.Abbas Ali was the constant force behind our energy and passion. From all the student coordinators to the staff, and the people who we dealt with from the industry were quite supportive in the whole process. It was because of all of them that we were able to pull off such a grand event without any hassle.”
4. Renu Lakra
“It’s been a wonderful journey being part of Placement cell. The best part of it is to have the opportunity to connect with the industry people and understand how interesting it is to work, when you are at right place with people around being tough, warm and with remarkable zeal.”
Some of our Recruiters Experience @ Internship Fair 2017 are as follows:
1.Company Name: The Adecco Group
Recruiter Name: Sonakshi Gupta, Assistant Manager- Marcom
“I have a long association with ISBR. As Adecco is one of the leading HR Solution Co. India, we have on and off requirement for internship and this is part of it. Students are raw diamonds that needed to be polished. We expose students to HR, Finance, Digital marketing and so on. If student get internship in good company or a company aligned with his/her career goal, it is a best platform to get exposure of various support function, different verticals and processes. They get direction to understand and thus follow their career goals. They should know about the company they appear with proper industry knowledge, quick adaptability, passion and zeal to work. It is always better to learn from basic level so that their foundation should be strong.
I found the fair very well organized. Candidates are very good and focussed. I am happy to visit here.”
2. Company Name: – Mentees Capital
Recruiter Name: – Mr. Kiran Bindu, Co Founder- Mentees Capital
“We were looking forward to soak in a few good students for the internships and this fair was a perfect opportunity for us to do the same. Internships give the students an opportunity to look at the real working environment inside an organization and get hands on experience of the same. Also to get the real feel, the minimum duration of the internships should be 3 months because anything less than that is nothing but just “TOURISM”. The students also must put in efforts to know about the company which he is going forward with and also the profile he has been offered. All in all it was a good experience to come and interview students at ISBR and we are also looking forward to give a placement opportunity based on their performance in the internship.”
3. Company Name: Decathlon
Recruiter name: Piyush Mehhra, Talent Recruiter, Logistics- Decathlon
It is always good to have talented, young students around you who can share their fresh outlook. Internship gives good exposure to students about different perspective of company viz a viz academic knowledge or course books are concerned because practical life is much more different . Companies look for how serious and future oriented candidates are. Students should be treated equally and should be included and given clarity about their job so that they can optimize their experience and learn through internship.
Overall the whole event was a huge success and the students were really contended with the efforts of the college and so were the recruiters with the efforts of the students.
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