How GITAM university scored 2000+ placements in a single academic year?

Jun 30, 2023 2 Minutes Read

Many companies, including giants like TCS, Infosys, Accenture, Amazon, et al are shifting towards digital and video-based hiring. But why? It helps in cutting off excessive costs, saves time and utilizes resources for the companies. Additionally, it helps in putting any nepotism and interview bias at bay.

Colleges aren’t generally equipped to offer video-based practice interviews, especially with industry experts with credibility. There are a number of reasons behind it, like poor infrastructure, improper alumni network, understaffing, or not being qualified enough to take up mock interviews that are on par with experts.

Usually, the apparent campus recruitment training or the placement preparation, that happens in colleges and universities, focuses on secondary school-level aptitude. They seldom focus on imparting a holistic bachelor’s level interviewing experience, neither in terms of the technical nor the behavioral/HR aptitude, which is the need of the hour.

With InterviewBuddy, students were able to get first-hand exposure to the concept of facing an interview, answering questions (including the tricky ones), and developing the ability to improvise and answer impromptu, all with one-on-one video-simulated interviews with working experts from companies in the same area of expertise.

Candidates also faced and experienced technical and coding-based practice interviews in the computer science/information technology domain. They were asked to code in real time by making use of the code pad built into InterviewBuddy’s video application.

Indians are inherently camera shy, but with companies shifting their focus to digital ‘video’ hiring and recruitment, it is important for the students to be able to face unknown interviewers and come across as ideal and confident candidates.

Most importantly, the interactive mock interviews with experts, who could possibly be hiring these candidates for their companies, helped give a tremendous boost to the overall confidence of the candidates.

Client: One of the premier deemed universities with 3 campuses and 19 institutes across India

Years of engagement with InterviewBuddy: 4+ years

Engagement Type: Pre Placement Practice Interviews with Industry Experts

Student Coverage: 2300+

Success rate: ~95%

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