T he Placement Cell of H.R. College is a Student Managed professional body, which is for the students, by the students and of the students. It acts as a liaison between the corporate sector and the young, aspirational students of our college. The Placement Cell strives to groom students for the industry while assisting them in getting varied and suitable job opportunities. The opportunities offered as quantitative as well as qualitative, in order to correctly fit the skills of the students.
The Placement Cell believes in a collaborative approach and therefore does not restrict the corporate engagement to only the third year, ready to graduate students. As a student body, we acknowledge the need for the ‘trial and error’ method for our students from the very first year. Conducting rigorous internship drives, irrespective of any factors, has been one of our strongest initiatives to give our students exactly what is required in their day and age.
Having modified the committee to the unfortunately challenging circumstances, the Placement Cell has very articulately provided internship opportunities virtually.
CAREER COUNSELLING SESSIONJune 9, 2021
The speaker, CA Ryan Fernandes was invited to guide students about Chartered Accountancy. He heads the Strategic Investments function at Pidilite Industries Ltd. and is associated with the ICAI, Bombay Chartered Accountants Society and Chamber of Tax consultants.
Mr. Ryan Fernandes gave brief introduction of ICAI and added up ICAI and NITI Aayog launched a ‘Women entrepreneurship Platform’. ICAI gives international exposure to the students to expand their skills. The fee structure and Stipend was discussed in detail. CA Ryan briefed the students about the Talent Test and Scholarship Scheme. Lastly, he held an interactive Q&A session where the audience queries were taken.
PULSE SESSIONS 2021-22
1. LinkedIn NetworkingAugust 29, 2021
No. of Attendees: 266
Mr. Manish Punjabi, General Manager, COE Learning and development at UltraTech Cement, conducted a session on LinkedIn Networking. Mr. Manish Punjabi named threw light on the importance of being on a professional networking platform and introduced them to a powerful platform like LinkedIn. He enunciated some valuable strategies through which students would be visible to the recruiters including liking, commenting and sharing posts they find fascinating, writing creative content for LinkedIn and using media to their benefit. He shared some LinkedIn posts with the students for their future reference that would help them. He also guided them regarding how they could reach out to companies by following the ‘7 Quotients’ which were: professional networking, learning and development, practical exposure, leveraging your network, the perfect résumé and preparing for your call. He also explained the importance of researching before an interview or before reaching out to the corporate. In the end, he held an interactive session where the students asked questions and he willingly answered them.
2. Career in ConsultancyAugust 30, 2021
No. of Attendees: 290
Mr. Ashish Pherwani, Partner in Media and Entertainment Advisory Services at Ernst & Young, talked about the opportunities and scope in the Consultancy Industry.
He explained that consultancy is solving problems, providing extra pair of hands and legs to the clients, future gazing and revenue enhancement. He also gave examples to support the statement. He also explained to the students about different ways of revenue enhancement and stated various types of consultancy like finance consultancy, consumer consultancy, marketing consultancy, IT advisory consultancy and many more, supporting with examples of various companies in these industries. He also gave advice to the students that they should start their career in industry and after a few years of experience go into consultancy.
3. How to Appear for a Group DiscussionAugust 30, 2021
Number of attendees: 318
Ms Yogja Singh, Campus Relations Leader at KPMG guided the students on the importance of a group discussion, and how to appear for one. Ms Singh explained the structure and format of a group discussion. She laid stress on being well informed with facts, as it is the key to excelling in a group discussion and emphasised the importance of listening. In the end, she conducted an interactive session with the students and solved their doubts and queries.
4. How to draft a winning resumeAugust 31, 2021
No. of Attendees: 350
Dr. Navin Punjabi, Vice Principal & Director of Placements, H.R. College of Commerce & Economics; threw some light on the importance of resume writing in today’s world. Dr. Punjabi discussed how resume is a personal marketing tool and how it helps to get an interview. He explained the difference between resume scanning, resume reading, and discussed the difference between a resume and C.V. He also talked about the standard format of the resume and different types of resumes and strategies to present a crisp and concise resume. In the end, he held an interactive session where students had their queries addressed.
5. How to Ace an InterviewAugust 31, 2021
No. of Attendees: 300
Speaker: Mr. Priyank Ahuja, Product Manager at Accenture, explained the importance of one's attire in an interview as it is the first thing noticed by the interviewers. He said that the clothes convey a lot about one's personality so he/she must be dressed well in all the rounds of the interviews. He elaborated on behaviour during interviews. He mentioned some of the tasks to be performed before appearing for an interview like researching about the company, going through their job requirements and job description carefully. He discussed some of the most common body language blunders that interviewees should avoid during an interview like leaning back too much, chopping or pointing their hands, sitting with crossed arms or legs, etc. He also helped the students with 10+ frequently asked interview questions. In the end an interactive Q&A session where queries of the students were addressed by the speaker.
6. TY OrientationSeptember 1, 2021
No. of Attendees: 320+
A session was conducted to explain Final Placement Policy by Dr. Navin Punjabi, Director Placement Cell, H.R. College. He gave an introduction about the Placement Cell and the connection with various companies. He elaborated on the working of Placement Cell and welcomed student suggestions & ideas. Then the session was taken over by Niyomi Shah & Muskaan Sachdeva (Joint Chairpersons), Shruti Ghandikota & Saiba Omar (Vice Chairpersons) and Harshvardhan Singh & Rishabh Soni (Advisors). They explained the Final Placement Policy to the students very simply. An interactive Q&A session was held at the end and all queries were answered satisfactorily.
PRE-PLACEMENT TALK - KPMGSeptember 7, 2021
No. of Attendees: 195
Speakers for the event from KPMG were Mr. Mahek Vikamsey (Partner-Valuations), Mr. Amish Dani (Director-Transaction Services, Financial Due Diligence), Mr. Prateek Bhatia (Vice President-Valuations), Mr. Kurush Dordi (Director-Human Resources) & Ms. Kruti Turakhia (Manager-Human Resources).
Mr. Kurush Dordi commenced the session by introducing KPMG and its policies. He briefed the students about the various office locations in more than 14 different cities and about KPMG's accomplishments until date. Mr. Mahek Vikamsey discussed KPMG's clients and the services they deal with. Adding to which, Mr. Jigar Seta gave a detailed explanation of how risk and business advisory is provided to customers by the company. He explained how the company assisted Walmart in acquiring Flipkart, in both valuation and other aspects. Students were told about the career path at KPMG. The college alumni working at KPMG shared with the students about their experience. Lastly, information about KPMG's culture and principles and details of the pay scale, recruitment and selection process was shared with students.
PRE-PLACEMENT TALK - ERNST AND YOUNGSeptember 16, 2021
No. of Attendees: 81
The session commenced with Mr. Sunmeet Chahal (Partner at EY) giving a brief introduction about the company and its policies. He said that the company deals in the Risk Management, Financial Management, Supply Chain, etc. Their clientele included various banks, insurance companies, fin tech companies, etc. Mrs. Niyati Sood (Consulting Partner at EY), elaborated on the diverse working culture of the organisation and various campaigns held by the company. She also explained the selection process of the company. Mrs. Anjali Verghese (Senior Manager at EY) has been working with the company for over 7 years. She elaborated on the job description & job requirements for the profile offered by the company. The talks ended with an interactive Q/A session.
PRE-PLACEMENT TALK - AXXELASeptember 20, 2021
No. of Attendees: 165
Ms. Megha Gupta (Senior Human Resources Manager), Mr. Rajesh MK (Vice President - Training & Research) from Axxela gave a brief introduction about the company and their policies.
Ms. Megha Gupta briefed the students about the company and the history of how it started with just 5 people. She set forth the team demographics and the various exchange locations of the company and enlightened the students about Axxela being in the top 5 market share rank. She highlighted the intense demands of the job and talked about the open-door culture of the company. As a best practice she stressed on how the company focuses on mental health of its employees by conducting counselling sessions and employee engagement programs. Mr. Rajesh MK informed the students about the advantages of being an employee at Axxela. Lastly, a Q&A round was held by him and all the queries of the students were addressed.
PRE-PLACEMENT TALK - QUICKSELLSeptember 20, 2021
No. of Attendees: 100
Ms. Shloka Shetty (Business Development Manager) commenced the session by providing a brief introduction of Mr. Deepak Bhagchandani, the founder of QuickSell, as well as the company. The students were made aware of the company's mission, which is to transform the phrase "technology is complex" into "I never knew technology is so simple." They were also provided with product information and also information on the type of people the company is looking for. A short-pre-recorded clip was shown to the students to provide an understanding of the company's work methodology. Ms. Shloka also shared the many opportunities that the company offers and briefed the students about the total salary package and the interview procedure. Lastly, a Q&A session was held, during which all the questions of the students were answered.
PRE-PLACEMENT TALK - TRESVISTASeptember 24, 2021
Mr. Jaideep Nair, Vice President, TresVista began the session by showing a video that provided an overview of the company's work culture and atmosphere. It also included a few mantras that the firm believes in. Mr. Nair talked about his path from analyst to Vice President, as well as the company's story, which began 15 years ago with only 25-30 people. He emphasized that other companies in this industry are process-driven, but TresVista is dynamic and analytical. The students were enlightened about the company’s service delivery model, the client mix, the services offered and lastly the summary on the services the employees will have to perform.
The firm has three locations in India and six offices worldwide, with over 1000 employees. Mr. Nair discussed TresVista's numerous employee engagement programs, hobby groups, TreVAA, which includes all ex-employees, and finally WiT, which involves all Tresvista women employees. Lastly, a Q&A round was held by him and all the queries of the students were addressed.
PRE-PLACEMENT TALK - ICICI LOMBARDSeptember 30, 2021
No. of Attendees: 80
Mr. Abhishake Mathur, Vice President – Technology, ICICI Lombard gave an introduction about the company and explained the workings of the company and the different services it offers to its clients. He continued by saying that the team is looking for ways to improve the efficiency of its operations and discussed how technology is altering the insurance industry. The students were shown a short film to provide them with an overview of the company's work style. He further explained the job description and CTC for the offered positions. Mr. Abhishek informed the students about the company's interview process and also talked about numerous exciting activities that the organisation has done in recent years. Lastly, he held an interactive Q&A session where the queries of the students were addressed.
Some of the engagements of the Placement Cell activities include:
- Summer Internship Season (April-June)
- Articleship Season (July-August)
- Winter Internship (October-November)
- Articleship Season (January-March)
- Final Placement Season (commences in September)
- Ernst and Young Scholarship Program
- Ernst and Young Certification course “CAFTA” – Certification in Applied Finance, Treasury and Analytics
- Cargill Scholarship Program
- Guest Lectures by corporates
- HR Pulse Sessions: A Flagship Program of the Placement Cell grooming the students on life skills like Resume Writing, Interview Skills, Cracking the Group discussion and Networking for the future.
- KPMG Pulse Session
- HR Pulse Sessions
- KPMG Ideation Challenge (KIC)
- KPMG Campus Ambassador Programme
The college strongly believes in exposing students to various sections of the society and encourages them to pursue at least one corporate internship as well as one NGO internship in the three years of their degree programme. The Corporates and the Students approach appreciate the Placement Cell, for its process driven approach.
The Placement Cell Team comprises of 30+ dedicated members diligently working under the guidance of Dr. Navin Mukesh Punjabi, Vice-Principal and Director of the Placement Cell. Together, they not only work towards providing that extra fuel to drive the career choices of the students but also assist them in choosing the perfect role that suits them the best at the corporate level through on-campus job opportunities.
"The ultimate aim of any degree should be application of knowledge to solve real life problems and the Placement Cell strives hard to make students realize their true potential, be it taking up a job or starting a new venture. We strongly believe in empowering students to decide what they want to do in their careers by giving them the right platform to explore, grow, and achieve what they want to do in life. We echo the vision of Placement Cell ‘Linking campus to careers.’ “We strongly orient our students to take up a job role, if they feel they will be able to do justice to it and spend reasonable time in that role, where they not only get to learn but also contribute to the organization they join and make a name for themselves,” says Dr. Navin Mukesh Punjabi, Vice-Principal and Director Placements.
Corporate connect: email@example.com
Student Joint Chairpersons:
Niyomi Shah- 7021153324
Muskaan Sachdeva- 7390093111
To recruit from H.R. College, reach out to the Student Joint Chairpersons from Monday to Friday between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm or mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 022-22042195 Ext.: 124
In case a student of the college has, any query please e-mail on: email@example.com
We appreciate and acknowledge the inquiries about assistance from other colleges. Nonetheless, the Placement Cell only caters to the students of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics.