Staying true to its reputation as one of the most prestigious business schools in Rajasthan, The Placements Cell of Pacific Institute of Management completed its Final placements for the MBA students (Batch Strength: 355) with a flourish. The total number of students who took part in the placement process was 312. 43 students opted out of the Placement Process and decided to take the entrepreneurial path or other career choices.
Having raised its benchmark, Pacific University maintained its tryst with regular recruiters, who yet again trusted the quality of students, sensing a potential value addition to their respective firms and recruited in large numbers, offering exciting profiles. There was a substantial rise in the number of offers made by each company and the average compensation saw a significant increase of 18% over the last year. Niche profiles like Relationship Managers, HR Recruiters, Portfolio Managers, Education B2B Marketing, Media and Advertising, Digital Marketing and Financial/ Data Analytics were offered in line with the changing trends.
The placement cell at Pacific University offers the recruiters access to an unmatchable mix of talent in this fast paced corporate environment. The unique pedagogical approaches for teaching of the Pacific University empower the students to become part of the organization as its strength. It is for this reason, every year Pacific University observes regular invasion of the companies.
The University has strong Placement & Training cell for conducting the inimitable placement process, striving for a best fit between the students and the companies and help both these stakeholders make informed choices.
Pacific University has highest number of placement drives in Rajasthan & Record breaking placement record for all the years of its existence.
The Class of 2016 consisted of an eclectic mix of 355 students from diverse educational backgrounds, viz., Commerce, Science, Arts, Engineering and Pharmacy. Speaking of the gender diversity, the ratio of female students to male students has increased as compared to the previous years, a testament to the rising number of prospective female managers in the corporate world.
Although, the batch primarily consisted of fresh graduates, it also included an ideal number of students, with a prior work experience in varies domains like BPO, IT, Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical Selling, bringing in much coveted diversity in perception and insight.
Sales and Marketing continued to be the most preferred profile with most of the students opting for it. This year saw increased participation from sectors like Telecom, Banking and Ecommerce. Jaro Education, Airtel, Vodafone, Coca Cola, Jaguar, JK Tyre and Piaggio among others offered roles in Sales and Marketing functions. Despite the economic slowdown, Finance companies trusted the quality of students and made large number of offers. The domain was led by HDFC Bank, ICICI and SBI. The offers were made for roles in Investment Banking, Retail Banking, Equity Research and Portfolio Management in general.
The Consulting domain saw participation from consulting firms such as ArcGate, Teleperformance, Universal Hunt and Fusion Outsourcing.
The Placement Process at Pacific University aims to match the requirements of the Corporate World with the aspirations of the students thereby facilitating the achievement of synergy between the two. The various Placements Activities undertaken are described below:
This year a key focus of the Training and Placement Cell was to prepare the students for their placement. Pacific University students are expected to excel in not just technical knowledge but also in leadership, teamwork, communication and other attributes.
A large number of preparatory activities were conducted this year for the MBA students, including EEPs (Employability Enhancement Programs), Guest Lectures by Industry Experts and Refresher Lectures on various technical subjects in MBA. In addition, preparatory programs to enhance communication skills, interview skills and group dynamics were also organized to orient the students regarding different job requirements. A total of 63 preparatory sessions were organized by the Training & Placement Cell.
Members from companies interact with students on campus through Guest Lectures, Live Projects, and other corporate Forums;
Student profiles and other relevant details are shared with the companies;
The companies conduct Pre-Placements Talks to give in-depth information about them including the roles and profiles being offered;
Applications are invited and resumes of interested applicants are shared with the companies;
Based on factors such as profiles and locations offered, and students’ perceptions and areas of interest, companies are ranked and called on campus;
Companies conduct their selection process which typically comprises of Resume-based short listing, group discussions, technical tests and personal interviews;
Final results are announced by the companies followed up by distribution of Offer Letters to the successful students.
Summer internship is a critical step in the process of enhancing students' credentials, and landing a full time job. With more students doing internships, employers expect to see them listed on the resumes as a potential employees. And, in the weakened global economy, internships are even more important to boosting a candidate's competitiveness. Though an MBA internship is not a guarantee of a full time position, it does enhance students' chances.
Despite lingering fears of an impending recession and an uncertain economic environment, Pacific Institute of Management blazed through its summer internships in record time with more than 50 companies participating in the Summer Internship Fair. The average stipend saw a significant increase of 21% over the last year.
( R.A. Bangar)
Training & Placements