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m.vivekanandan
m.vivekanandan • Apr 26, 2012

Campus Recruitment: Good Academic Records Are Must - What Else?

apart from good academic background ,what else does a company needs from a student??? like finishing certificate courses,internship,paper presentations,etc...if so please list them so that i can do everything as i can...
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Apr 28, 2012
Apart from good academic background, a company looks for actual talent i.e. you should be really skillful in at least one area of your technical interest. Certificates matter when you have to provide documentation for what you have listed in your Resume.
Paper presentations add value if you have done some kind of research.
Internship experience is the best because it speaks out aloud about your practical knowledge. ☕
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 28, 2012
I'm fairly experienced in recruiting candidates and conducting campus recruitment drives for the corporations I worked for in the early days of my career and I know exactly what these companies look for.

From a fresh graduate, the expectations are fairly basic : Sound knowledge of the engineering subjects, familiarity with the basic concepts etc. Everything else like certificate courses, paper presentations or internship is secondary. If I were to summarize it all in one question that interviewer asks himself/herself before making a decision whether to hire you or not is this :-

"Will I be happy if this candidate joins my team?"

So apart from your academic records, knowledge; a good amount of consideration would go to your overall personality as well.
ABCD ABCD
ABCD ABCD • Apr 28, 2012
communication skill - even thats important.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 28, 2012
mreccentric
communication skill - even thats important.
Agreed; and I must mention that it goes beyond being able to speak fluently in language.
m.vivekanandan
m.vivekanandan • Apr 30, 2012
will only having sound knowledge in engineering and good communication skill without paper presentations and certificate courses help ???
ABCD ABCD
ABCD ABCD • Apr 30, 2012
m.vivekanandan
will only having sound knowledge in engineering and good communication skill without paper presentations and certificate courses help ???
depends... paper presentations dont tell much about you. I've seen bunch of profs who have 10s of papers published yet have no sound knowledge. You see, many engineers who work great in the field wont do paper presentation or publish them. IMO, they are important if you want to take up job in academic institute. They really don't matter much.

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