Internship 2008

I had been to SJCE last weekend to conduct internship interview for the current final year engineering students. The turn-up was much less than expected. We went quite late this year and many students were already offered projects in other companies. Also we had a cut-off of 70%. About 40 students took the written test. We short-listed 13 and ended up selecting 3 students. All 3 were from Information Science. We had expected 120 students to turn up and we were planning to select 9-12 students.

Congratulations to those selected. And a suggestion to those who were not: It is not the number of companies that you are placed in that matters, nor is it the pay. It is your fundamentals that will take you a long way. Don't blame the company if you are not offered a quality job. Ensure that you have what it takes to get one.

ISL Project Interview

I had been to college today for the ISL Internship Interview. 3 of us (me, Kulki and Suresh) left early morning, each with only 4 hours of sleep last night.

We left early morning at around 6:30 and reached by 10:30. The process comprised of a written test followed by interview for short-listed candidates.

We ended up selecting 6 students. It was not an easy job!

I felt really bad looking at the sullen faces of the students who were not selected, especially when I realized I was part of the decision. But then destiny plays its role and I guess we made the right choices.

Thanks to all the co-ordinators. In all, it was a nice (although tiring) experience.