Pre-Placement Training for Students

With the industry becoming more competitive, companies are becoming more and more strategic in selection of the recruits. The industry nowadays not only looks for technical skills but also the overall personality of its recruits and professionalism. To bridge the gap between requirements of the industry and the skills of the students Pre-Placement Training was organized for BE second year and ME first year students by Career Development and Guidance Centre (CDGC), Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh from 14th to 17th March, 2019. It aimed at inculcating the basic soft skills that are required by every student appearing for the recruitment process of any company. These skills include workshops on Case Studies/Guesstimates, Personal Interviews, SWOT (Strength Weakness Opportunity Threat) Analysis, Aptitude Building, Resume Writing, Group Discussion, Soft Skills and Personal Grooming and Motivational Lectures. This concept received an overwhelming response as the students registered in numbers were as high as 850.

The first day began with a opening address by Dr. Divya Bansal, Head-CDGC, wherein she threw light on the progressive improvement change in the placement statistics of the institute over the years as well as stressed on the importance of all-round development of students. She also threw on importance of willingness to learn and grow.

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This was followed by the inaugural speech by Dr. Dheeraj Sanghi, Director, PEC, who with his brilliant words, helped the students gain confidence and discussed on importance of taking informed decisions for their career goals given the multifold opportunities. He also emphasized on adopting a balanced approach towards academics and Co curricular activities to improve upon the technical abilities.

On the next three days, experts were called from around the region to deliver lectures to the students. The session on Communication and Writing skills, taken up by experts from Bulls Eye, enlightened the students about the importance of spoken ability and effective communication in the corporate field. An insightful session on Group Discussion was also conducted by Amit Hans, Director, Educorp. Also, a workshop on Personal Interview was taken up where the students were taught the nuances of how to conduct themselves when in the interview. The techniques of Resume Writing were highly appreciated as it gave an introduction on how to build a CV. The Director of Global Voice, Ashish Nagrath, delivered a lecture on Personal Grooming and Soft Skills.

This year we brought in experts from CatFit to deliver Motivational Lectures on topics of importance such as Parental Expectation and Performance, Taking Rejections Positively, Handling Peer Pressure, and Self Esteem, to name a few. Also, students were given the opportunity to attend one to one counselling sessions taken up by CatFit mentors as well as engage in mock interviews conducted by the CDGC Team.

When asked for their feedback, while the students gained knowledge from every session, they also enjoyed all the sessions. The Closure and Vote of Thanks was given by Head-CDGC, Dr Divya Bansal and this 4-day Training program was concluded by the Director's open interaction with the students from all branches. This Pre-Placement Training workshop gave students the opportunity to explore new ideas and improve their personality.

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