The Road to Placements: Column by Samuel Seshanth, PGDM Student, LIBA Chennai

LIBA_Placement-ReportThe Road to Placements –  Placement or recruitment process at B-schools is the ultimate display of two years’ rigour, perseverance and hard work. With summer placements across B-schools coming to an end, the final placements processes at B-schools across the country is fast approaching. B-schools see to it that students are on the same page with advance market needs and hence prepare them for converting placement process into job opportunities. During the placement season, the expectations of the recruiters are sky high, and the campus placement process helps them zero in on candidates with the right business acumen and skills.

 

There are plenty of Do's and Dont's in a placement process to grab the ideal job offer, nevertheless, the process is more than cramming up few GK questions and latest news. A light-hearted conversation or a narration of your personal experience could also fetch you your dream job. Here in this article, Samuel Seshanth Srivatsan, PGDM student at LIBA shares what's more about a B-School placement process and how students can prepare themselves for it.

 

The Road to Placements

The barometer to a college’s efficiency, the test of an Institution’s brand and the face of the B-School magnet that draws in its candidates! And finally with the ‘season’ of placements fast approaching, there is quite a lot of flurry in the minds of students; a rumble on the inside telling them “this is what you came here for and now is the time to put your foot on the throttle”.

 

When I first joined college, we really never thought of placements even though that was one of my main criteria for selecting colleges. I had the time of my life meeting new people, getting used to volatile schedules and, to put it in a nutshell, living the ‘awesome’ life. Over time, that got institutionalised in my system! A routine that was not a ‘routine’ which made me stay in college from morning to night so much so that, I coined a term for myself – “the Day-Hosteller”.

 

Jokes aside, we all know that the time to truly prove ourselves has finally arrived. The time when even the smallest of habits like daily sessions of newspapers, preparing PowerPoints, public speaking trials and case study analyses will pay rich dividends. But more than all these if there was something worth preparing for the most, it is the answer to the vaguest question in Interview History, “tell me about yourself”. As clichéd as it may sound, most of us know so much about world leaders, business tycoons and economic empires that we fail to know about the most important person, the one who is in the spotlight- Ourselves!

 

I am pretty sure your preparations are going splendidly well but if there is something I would like you to take away from this note, it is to spend some time getting to know the person you are. Not only will this boost your confidence in interviews and show you areas of improvement, it will help you realise whether you will fit in the role or the organisation that comes knocking at the doors of your campus. At the end of the day, only when you are in the environment suited to your way of working can you grow and shine with superior performance.

 

So do whatever it takes! Be it asking people what they think of you or even down to something as simple as a cup of coffee with yourself, so that, when you sit in the interview, you can set the tone and pace and know for sure that, at that moment, you’re your best and most positive self!

All the best for placements everyone! Blossom where you’re planted!

Related Articles

QNA - COLLEGE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai

Join this QNA topic to get updates about latest happenings about the college!

  • 194 Joined
  • 17 Questions
M

madhav maddy 10 days ago

madhav maddys picture
Madhav MaddyLast Seen: 17 min 43 sec agoJoined on: 09-Jul-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

I completed b.tech IT with 64 percentage can I join in liba but I didn't wrote any entrance exm

Answer (1)

V

Vikas Gaur 10 days ago

Vikas Gaurs picture
Vikas GaurLast Seen: 14 hours 12 min agoJoined on: 05-Sep-2017Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Madhav,LIBA takes admissions for its PGDM program through CAT and XAT scores. You need to appear for either one of these exams to apply at LIBA. You can register for admission at the institute onli...Read More
S

selva Kumar 22 days ago

selva Kumars picture
Selva KumarLast Seen: 3 weeks 21 hours agoJoined on: 27-Jun-2018Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: In Graduation

Sir, am having 22 backlogs till 6th sem ... Any possibilities are there for me to join liba.

Answer (1)

V

Vikas Gaur 22 days ago

Vikas Gaurs picture
Vikas GaurLast Seen: 14 hours 12 min agoJoined on: 05-Sep-2017Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Selva,You would need to clear all your backlogs before joining an MBA program because, for admission to any MBA institute, the basic eligibility criterion is to have 50% marks in graduation. With b...Read More
R

Ramesh Kanna 2 months ago

Ramesh Kannas picture
Ramesh KannaLast Seen: 1 month 2 weeks agoJoined on: 27-May-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

What is the minimum cut off mark to get a call from LIBA, Chennai

Answer (1)

A

Aditi Padhye 2 months ago

Aditi Padhyes picture
Aditi PadhyeLast Seen: 21 hours 3 min agoJoined on: 13-May-2017Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

Hi friend,

You should score 80 percentile minimum in CAT,70 percentile in XAT for general quota.

For more information please visit the official website.

Hope this helps.All the best.

M

Mugeebur Rahman 3 months ago

Mugeebur Rahmans picture
Mugeebur RahmanLast Seen: 2 months 1 week agoJoined on: 29-Apr-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

How is excutive Diploma in liba?Can I go for it..In supply chain management

Answer (1)

J

Jayesh Makhijani 3 months ago

Jayesh Makhijanis picture
Jayesh MakhijaniLast Seen: 2 weeks 6 days agoJoined on: 13-Apr-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hey dear it’s a great course Liba is great college for mba overall with excellent facilities and infrastructure and amazing placements go ahead if you get full time course I won’t suggest you dipl...Read More
M

Mugeebur Rahman 3 months ago

Mugeebur Rahmans picture
Mugeebur RahmanLast Seen: 2 months 1 week agoJoined on: 29-Apr-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

I am looking forward to do excutive Diploma in supply chain at liba..After completing the excutive diploma can I get a placement..?

Answer (1)

User Pic

Aman Dewan 2 months ago

Aman Dewans picture
Aman DewanLast Seen: 3 weeks 4 days agoJoined on: 15-May-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation
Hey Mugeebur ,Greetings!LIBA maintained its reputation by consistently achieving 100% placement for the students. The list of visiting companies included both previous recruiters as well as new ones...Read More