With the placement season round the corner, RICS SBE is geared up and has locked horns with the challenge of preparing our students for the world. The institution is maintains the tradition of rigorous pre placements activities to make the students aware of the selection procedure.
The placements start in December 2016 and are scheduled to continue in tandem with the academic calendar. RICS SBE welcomes guest lecturers and presenters from corporates to deliver motivational pre placement talk. The sessions are carefully crafted to appraise students about the organization.
There a number of tasks involved when organizing campus placements. The first time RICS SBE offered a student placement, the preparation and organization took a significant amount of time but that has helped the institution set up a system that will help the placement run smoothly this year and will keep getting better in the years to come.
Our students are constantly motivated through various on & off campus activities that boosts their morale. Students are kept well informed and regularly advised on the importance of maintaining good academic performance as that plays a major role during placements. The Cell helps students improve their employability through a series of programs and workshops. Seminars and workshops are organized to provide relevant technical training.
We conduct group discussions and workshops on a series of placement techniques. Our students are trained to develop their skills to perform well during interviews. Mock tests and other industry-relevant evaluation procedures are followed throughout the pre-placement process. In addition, the students are assisted to improve their communication, presentation and public speaking skills. The pre-placement training prepares students to handle interviews and placement processes and emerge successful.
The institution focuses on overall grooming and personality development as an essential aspect of training during the pre-placement activities.
Soft Skills Training
As part of the first and most important aspect of pre-placement process, students are taught the importance of body language, civility, tone and how to overcome objections. The students are introduced to the importance of self-image, corporate dressing, business etiquette, communication and presentation skills, selling skills, negotiation skills, closing skills.
This year, there has been excellent feedback from students regarding the soft skill guidance provided by our faculty. The mock group discussions, interview etiquette and body language training have been covered extensively.
RICS SBE students are enrolled into internships to acquire a well-rounded experience and also get to learn how organizations work. As part of the pre placement curriculum, an internship viva is conducted to demonstrate to the students that their work, during the internship, has helped them understand the nuances of the industry and make them capable to defend it not just by the presentation of thesis, but also verbally.
RICS SBE has given the students an all-inclusive exposure by arranging site visits. These site visits may be as short as one day or as long as a week, giving the students an opportunity to size up their field experience. The site visit itinerary for this year included NMRC Metro, AWHO, Celestial Tower, Noida metro- Casting Yard and CSTI, Pilkhuwa.
For development & testing of technical knowledge, our students are quizzed with a carefully crafted set of questions. This year, three quizzes were conducted for the present batch of CPM, CEQS and BBA CM students. These quizzes consist of technical questions, management questions and QS oriented questions. The quiz is conducted online for the purpose of accurate & quick evaluation.
We believe in keeping each class session fresh & interactive and bringing in guest lecturers with proven expertise in a particular aspect of built environment provides added credibility to our course content. These experts are industry experts with notable experience in the real estate sector.
The first guest lecture of the season was from Ajai Kumar, Senior Vice President, IREO. Ajai Kumar spoke about the ‘Practical Aspects of Contracts and Costing’ to the students and shared his experience for furtherance of students’ aspiration and zeal to pursue a career in the industry and thrive to make it better.
The second guest lecture was from Barry Wormald, who is the chairman & principal at ThinkBIM. Barry Wormald enlightened the students on the ‘Practical Aspects of BIM for Construction Industry.’
In the last leg of the preparation process, mock interviews and group discussions were organized. Conducting mock interviews help to find out the strengths & shortcomings of a student. These interviews are individualistic in nature and close the circle with proper skill set matching with job profiles of all students.
In our quest to attain excellence, we exclusively engage a panel of two external experts to conduct the mock interviews and the feedback forms from these interviewers are issued to each student for self-assessment.
The placements start December 2016 onwards and companies will start pouring in the campus. About 150 leading companies are expected to come to pick their future employees. Many contractors and developers from the Middle East will also be part of the placement season.