The entire SOIL family is working hard for Placements as well as the Conference on Inspired Leadership. The excitement of the Placement week is still on and the count-down to the conference has begun as well. These 10 days are completely action packed for all of us at SOIL since both events are of equal importance. Technology is an important enabler at this time and we see several mails going back and forth! Some herald news about the students who have got selected and are signing out of the placement process, others inform us about the companies scheduled to visit campus and yet others relate to the preparation required.
It is interesting to note that while just a few weeks ago all the students were busy preparing for the student dossiers to be shared with the companies and seeking advice on the relevant career paths, the discussions have now moved on to which companies one should apply to and what profile would be appropriate! Lots of excitement!
As the first batch at SOIL, it is exciting to be part of the development of the placement policy, choosing the profiles and the companies, organizing the pre-placement talks and the establishment of the various processes. It feels great to see that the Career Forward team has been successful in getting several of the top ranking firms to the campus for the placements that began on 18th Jan.
Congratulations to our batchmates who have got great offers from Vodafone, Infosys, M&M, Johnson & Johnson, Kohler, TATA Steel, John Deere, Max India Corp and others. We are all looking forward to meeting with several other firms including Accenture, Taj, Metlife, Airtel, Avantha, Polaris, Murugappa and Dr. Reddy’s (to name a few)!
Now, with the conference coming up on 29th and 30th Jan, it is interesting to see how some students are working on the placement process and others have focused on organizing the conference! There are some who are even striking a balance between both…you sit for an interview, visit your NGO for the SIP project, come back to work for the conference and then prepare for classes the next day…this has really given us a chance to celebrate inspired leadership!
While the placement week has been of immense significance for all of us, we also realize that the Conference is also one of the most important events during our year at SOIL and I am confident that both events will be a resounding and memorable success.
Contributed by - Santosh Prabhakar, Student, Business Leadership Program