GSIB builds careers

One of the USPs of GITAM School of International Business (GSIB) is placement support to its students. As the School is constantly in touch and interacts with professionals from Industry, students are facilitated with placement opportunities of their choice as far as possible. That means placement efforts at GSIB go towards building careers for its students. It is important to share a couple of recent cases to demonstrate this point. Before last year, one of our students Mr. Harshavardhan Utharavalli was supported by GSIB to place himself in Inrythms Inc, Hyderabad with a package of Rs.4.50 Lakhs per annum. In fact, it was his dream career. It is only a few days back, he is reported to have been selected for Salesforce, Hyderabad with a package of Rs.10.2 Lakhs. He is excited to have been successful to build a dream career for himself with support from GSIB. Last year, Mr. Sriram Boppanna was placed at Nestle (India) Limited, Chennai with a package of Rs.11.35 Lakhs per annum. This was his dream career. He is extremely happy to have been pursuing his dream career with a high package of Rs.11.35 Lakhs. These are only to cite a few. This is commonplace with all most all of our students except those who wish to take start-up route.

In order to support our students for placements, GSIB would organize Campus to Corporate Training Programme to get the students ready for corporate assignment, conducts mock-interviews to train them to face the recruiters, administers psychometric tests to identify personality gaps for consulting, strengthen their presentation skills, and brush up their knowledge domain and skills. The result is that they face corporate interviews scheduled by GSIB confidently and successfully. This can be seen from the placements arranged by GSIB during the year 2015-16. The highest pay is Rs. 11.35 lakhs and the average pay is Rs. 7.40 lakhs.

The strategy to place students of 2015-17 is already crafted and in place. The important aspect of this strategy is to understand each student in terms of his/her potential and choice and give placement support. The objective again is to build careers for students rather than placing them irrespective of their potential and choice. The Industry interface which showcases students to corporate is scheduled in August, and this would be followed by scheduling Corporate Interviews from September/October and to complete all these by end of January, 2017. The corporate recruiters that are being scheduled include corporates from Logistics, Financial Services, Business Analytics, Marketing, HR and others that are in tune with the choices of students.

It is our experience that every year some students do not opt for placement in preference for start-ups. GSIB in collaboration with RenB Solutions (P) Ltd., Mumbai has started GSIB-RenB Start-up Incubator to support such students. The Incubator comes to facilitate such students with a bundle of services that are important to initiate a start-up.