Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
-William Jennings Bryan
As the students of NITIE, Mumbai geared up for their summer placements, these thoughts inspired them to chase their dreams; and the phenomenal offers stand testimonial to it. Summer Placements 2009 saw the participation of more than sixty companies, offering profiles to the students across the entire spectrum of industry – Leadership Programmes to Corporate Planning to the niche profiles in Supply Chain, Marketing, IT and Banking.
The Consulting sector was well represented by corporate heavyweights like Ernst & Young, Deloitte Consulting, Cognizant Business Consulting and IBM Business Consulting. Cognizant was a major recruiter in this sector and made 8 offers in all.
Despite the global turmoil, the Banking and Financial Services sector remained upbeat with corporate bigwigs like Deutsche Bank, American Express, Citibank, HSBC, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank making a plethora of offers. A distinct trend at Summer Placements 2009 was the wide variety of exclusive roles on offer, even from traditional recruiters.
FMCG companies continued to attract students across variety of profiles; across Sales and Marketing, Supply Chain Management and I.T. functions. The major players included HUL, Procter & Gamble, Cadbury, Nestle, ITC, Asian Paints, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Reckitt Benckiser, Colgate Palmolive, Britannia, Godrej, Cargill offering exciting projects across all domains.
The IT & Systems Sector was represented by the likes of Dell, Tata Consultancy Solutions, Cypress Semiconductors, Wipro and Genpact. Manufacturing giants like Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Castrol and Essar group made their presence felt to offer the students, roles in Operations and Marketing.
Commenting on the tremendous response received from the corporate world, Prof. Ashok Pundir,Associate Dean (Placements), said, "The excellent Placements year after year once again reiterates the immense confidence the industry has in the quality of NITIE students".