Giving a corporate exposure to students of such courses is an integral part of the management curriculum. At Unitedworld School of Business, we are committed to this. Come May, and students hit the market to get a chance to unlearn and relearn their management concepts and introspect their interest areas to build a long lasting and a rewarding career.
The curriculum is designed in such a way that SIP starts after first year of PGDM program. It provides the first platform to our students to implement and experience the management concepts they have learned so far, in real business scenario. It also helps students to identify their interest area and be better prepared to choose the specialized electives for the final year. This finally enables the students to make a better career choice when it comes to Final Placements.
Importance of SIP
We come across many students in the first year who fancy different profiles in either Marketing, Finance or HR based on the narratives given by senior students or other acquaintances. But they fail to evaluate the skill-sets required for a particular job profile and industry.
SIP offers an opportunity to students to work closely with professionals and realize their own potential and skills, which generally are untested till date. It helps them to reconsider their specialization choice and even career choice. We see lot of students who initially are inclined towards opting for Marketing and later choosing Finance/HR and vice versa.
2) Pre-Placement Offers (PPO)
Students who are able to prove their mettle during SIP, stand a better chance of getting a PPO. The PPO helps a student to secure a job well in advance of the Final Placement Program. It is common to see fierce competition during these drives, since a large pool of students will be competing for hand-full of jobs offered by a particular company. A PPO enables a student to be saved from this and concentrate his/her energy on academics.
3) Industry Feedback
SIP enables the Placement Team to showcase the quality of students to the corporate world. A good feedback mechanism helps institute to design and groom students based on such feedbacks and prepare them in sync with industry expectations.
Apart from the above mentioned reasons, there are couple of other factors too which make SIP important.
It is a win-win situation for both students and companies. Companies get a chance to test an intern and find a potential full-time hires. A student needs to convince them that they are a good fit in an organization not just for 2-3 months of internship but for 3 years of employment.
Since an intern has already understood the culture and processes of the company, it becomes easier for the company to offer him a full-time employment if a intern meets their expectations.
Unitedworld School of Business has been successfully working towards meeting all the above stated objectives. Assistance for finding a good SIP is given with full enthusiasm and vigor as Final Placement. Our students are given ample number of opportunities, wherein students can apply in the field of their choice. Preference is given to industries which are in high-growth trajectory viz. FMCG, Financial services, E-commerce, Manufacturing, Real Estate, etc.
We at Unitedworld believe in the proverb apt from the student’s point of view:
“You are the potter, I am the clay. We will take a shape you want us to mould into!”
Jaideep Banerjee, Director, Karnavati University
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