Monday, January 14, 2008

Sneak-Preview from XL - PPOs

before you read in the press.... here is a sneak-preview/ stop-press, or whatever....

In an impressive prelude to the annual placement season, XLRI Jamshedpur has announced a total of 57 Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs), translating into corporate invites for one-third of the batch even before signing into the Placement season.

The offers ranged across a varied spectrum of verticals – from Strategy Consulting to Investment Banking, Corporate branding to Human Capital, and Technology Management to Corporate Finance.

JP Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Reliance Capital and Axis Bank were some of the leading recruiters in the Finance Domain who deemed it fit to offer Trading, Investment Banking, Treasury, Commercial Banking, Equity Research, Human Resources and other coveted roles to students right out of their summer internships.

The Hay Group, Ernst and Young, Hewitt, Mercer, TAS, the Aditya Birla Group and Deloitte were among the recruiters vying for a piece of the Consulting, Human Resources and General Management pie in the batch by confirming their interest in interns.

Unilever, Procter and Gamble, Asian Paints, ITC, Cadbury, and Nestle were the leading FMCG and consumer durable majors that snapped up trainees choosing to pursue a career in marketing, branding and sales.

Microsoft, CTS, IBM, and a host of systems majors were pleased to extend offers in Business Development, Human Resources, and Marketing to students.

‘’While the performance of our students was no surprise in itself, and justifies the recognition accorded by the Industry, the offers are hopefully just the beginning, and set the tone for a robust placement season’’, said Prof. Uday Damodaran, Placement Coordinator, XLRI.

In addition, with more Pre-Placement Offers yet to come in, and Pre Placement Interviews scheduled over the next few weeks, the number is likely to see a significant increase as the students enter the Lateral Recruitment Programme and Campus Recruitment Programme.

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