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Who’s coming to campus?

At this time of year, most graduating students have one single agenda.

Getting that C.V. in order and vying for every campus placement opportunity that comes along…

At such times, it’s reassuring to know if your College can draw big organisations to campus…. and with them, those lucrative salary offers and plush office environments.

Last year, around this time – check out the big guns that arrived at Amplify Mindware, BVU

Let’s not forget that the 2008-09 placement season was calamitous for the entire Indian academic community. Even the IIMs and IITs were not spared. The IT industry put up a “frozen” façade, with few recruiting at all!

Management schools just about remained afloat in such tough competitive circumstances.

Despite the odds – Amplify got home-run after home-run, with companies recruiting Amplify students despite recession. Around 80% placements were done prior to the season ending.

The trick was – Innovation. Here’s the game -plan the institute followed:

  • Focus on Niche -areas : Amplify identified very fast the sectors which were really providing placement opportunities in this tough season (Telecommunications, Insurance, Pharma and KPO), and focused very closely on them, dipping straight into the honey-pots instead of just buzzing around. The result? – Amplify’s technical students were quickly lapped up by these companies!
  • Focus on specific geographical areas: In coordination with Amplify, a leading multinational company created a brand-new special “branch management trainee” scheme under which students were offered a fast-track position to work from their hometowns and grow the company’s business in these areas. Companies find it difficult to get professionally trained personnel to work in small towns – so Amplify provided the students – and it was a win-win situation for all involved!
  • Prep students well: Amplify students undergo a continuously revised, balanced and rigorous program that ensures a thorough understanding of management concepts. Students hone their existing managerial, leadership, team, analytical and interpersonal skills through various ongoing assignments. Workshops on career counseling, business etiquette, group discussions and interview skills, verbal and non-verbal communication skills are a regular feature at Amplify.

So, that’s three reasons more for why Amplify is a good choice if you’re looking to secure a job on graduation!

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February 25, 2010 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

MBA degrees that actually get you a job!

When I first decided to do an MBA, I had high expectations of what life would be like after graduation. I imagined a nice fat paycheck, being able to afford to drive to work, meetings at the Taj and a spacious office with a kick-ass view.

Reality?

Let’s just say that the only thing that does have a nice view is my building terrace, where I escape to, from time to time to avoid that recurring question “have you got a job yet, beta?”.

When they sell you the MBA dream – no one cares to mention that you’ll be one of millions of others with the same ‘degree stamp’ all competing for half the number of jobs.

They especially forget to mention that when you graduate during a recession, you’re effectively competing for one position with hundreds of others who actually have work experience and are unemployed.

The result?

Endless interviews that go nowhere.

Or worse, interviews where they ask you what kind of salary you’re expecting – and then smirk at your response. Currently, I’m quoting for less than what BEST drivers get (they earn about 15k+ a month)

What was the point in spending lacs of rupees and two years of my life on a degree that leaves me unemployed!!!

So, the other day, I was sitting through what must be my hundredth interview in the past five months, since graduation and was actually one of five shortlisted candidates. Forever the optimist, I thought to myself – finally, I may just be getting a job. And instead of a final round of interviewing, they pose this discussion topic to all five of us and ask us to debate it out. It was some insane question on project management and I was totally stumped.

And I mean really totally lost. I didn’t even understand the question.

Luckily most of the group members were in the same boat (so that made me feel slightly better) – except for this one guy who talked at length – adequately making up for the rest of us!!!

But naturally, they gave him the job.

sigh….!!!

Apparently, he took a course in Project Management

Check it out! – I wish I had, before I did my MBA.

 

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November 25, 2009 at 5:49 am 2 comments

It may be recession, but I’m employed!

Graduating this week, in the midst of recession

Got a feeling, I ought to be in depression

Where are the jobs? my friends ask

for them attending career fairs, are a mundane task

But me? I’m happy, you see

Cause, I’m enrolled with Amplify Mindware yippee!

Given the situation,  Amplify Mindware prepared

and first surveyed how the market had faired

They selected only those industries they knew

were expanding their staff and looking for new

Retail, pharmacy and sectors with the best reviews

were called in to AM for campus interviews

Microsoft, Airtel, Birlasoft, you name it

were making the rounds, & we celebrated!

That’s why, I’m graduating tension free

cause despite recession, I’m an employee!

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October 30, 2009 at 11:12 am Leave a comment


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