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Report on “Alumni Talk”

On May 29, 2021, the Department of Information Technology had a “Alumni Talk” for first, second, and final year students. A total of 83 students attended this outstanding session to get answers to their questions about placements, further education, certification courses, etc.

Ms. Vibhuti Sane (TPO, IT Dept.) welcomed the Alumni Guests to the session, and Mr. Mahesh Rane (Assistant Professor) introduced the first session’s guest, Mr. Pradeep Bharadwaj, Software Engineer in Larsen & Toubro, Airoli.

Mr. Bharadwaj discussed the importance of placement and answered questions on the 2–5 year corporate bond. He advised the students to concentrate on their final year project because it accounts for 40 to 60 % of the interview. He clarified several fundamental issues on the Aptitude, Group Discussion, Technical (1 or 2), and HR rounds, and advised students to improve their abilities by obtaining certification or acquiring a higher degree. He also said that Testing and developing test cases, as well as having a firm grasp on one subject is essential. He taught the participants about the degrees offered by renowned IT companies, as well as the significance of the company’s training time (also called as honeymoon period). He also answered students’ questions on employment stability, job change, and pay hike and recommending them to focus on the company’s position rather than the remuneration package for a strong start.

Ms. Fiza Shaikh, Internal IT Engg. at TCS, Mumbai, led the following session. She discussed the significance of college placement and stated that finding a job at a company by ourselves is 2-3 times more difficult. She emphasised the need of strong communication skills and advised that they be improved by visiting YouTube channels. She said to concentrate on B.Sc. programme’s syllabus that included everything needed in the IT field, as well as improving verbal abilities, which are essential for being presentable and professional.

Mr. Daniel Miranda, Analyst/Software Engg. in Capgemini, Mumbai, has been introduced as the third session’s guest by Ms. Mrunal Bhoir (Assistant Professor). He shared his few interview experiences with the attendees and advised them to be prepared for questions on mathematical and quantitative aptitude. He attempted to relieve the student’s anxiety related to the company’s bond and have shared a few fundamental questions that are asked in every interview and explained how to appropriately cover the responses.

The next session began with a presentation by Mr. Prashant Saini, Associate Analyst at Deloitte Mumbai. He spoke about the hiring procedures and provided some resources for preparing for the aptitude and technical rounds. He also touched on what topics should be prepared for both quantitative and verbal abilities and enlightened the participants on the recruiter’s expectations, resume structure, and the significance of LinkedIn and GitHub profiles. He also explained how to attain our goal using the STAR (Situation Task Action Results) approach.

Ms. Vibhuti Sane gave a vote of gratitude after the session closed with a Q&A round in which all of the participants were able to express their questions, which were all effectively answered by our guests’ speakers.

Scale/ Parameter Satisfaction with Webinar Satisfaction with webinar content Speaker’s ability to keep the webinar interesting
5. 42% 63% 68%
4. 53% 32% 24%
3. 5% 5% 8%
2. 0% 0% 0%
1. 0% 0% 0%

The webinar was beneficial to 95% of students. 98% of them have had their questions answered and want more webinars like this in the future.

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