“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people and not on strategies.” – Lawrence Bossidy
A quote we believe in and truly live by. A testament to this was the recent placement drive we had at Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda Goa, on 17 Jan, 2018.
Recognized as one of the best engineering colleges in Goa, Don Bosco College has always received much commendation for transforming the lives of their students in terms of their careers, with continuous placement drives held on campus. We are pleased to have been a part of this initiative.
The placement drive was attended by 90 students, all so bright and beautiful ;). The drive started with a brief talk by Judah Fernandez, partner at Kodework. The talk highlighted the different areas the students can build their careers in. Thereafter, Joston Fernandes and Prianka Monterio, the HRs at Kodework introduced the various tools used at Kodework and also the array of courses offered by Bootcamp.
After theses talks, we conducted an aptitude test, which was answered by 80 students. Do not ask us where the other 10 disappeared. Heard of bunking? Haha!
Anyway, most of them fared really well in the test and some of these were interviewed by us. The one common thing we got to hear from about 75% of these interviewees was that, ‘Engineering is something that they wouldn’t really recommend’. Judah Fernandez along with the HRs explained to every student the various opportunities available after engineering and that it is not really required to stick to one specific area, as long as you make your passion your profession.
It was a delight to see a lot of students well informed about the opportunities available in the field of IT. Graphic designing and digital marketing topped the chart of career pursuits. We also met a bunch of creative nerds, who had already planned their career paths with impressive projects to showcase.
Here is what a few of the students had to say –
I thoroughly liked the company Kodework.The presentation was too good.Your company has a fun, relaxing and welcoming culture.The aptitude test we answered was also good.
- Aron Fernandes
This was the first time I would be answering an interview and I was very nervous, but after listening to the presentation and the speaker, I felt a lot more confident.
The aptitude was a bit tricky and I thought the interview would be even more difficult, but on the contrary, it was quite nice and the overall experience was wonderful.
The most important thing that I learned was that, in any project, time management is the most first step.
- Rajdutt Kenkre
Indeed, in hiring and developing people, there are no good or bad experiences – just learning experiences.