By Team Mangalorean
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Mangalore: The Campus Interview Training Solutions jointly with Rotary Club of Mangalore Central as a part of their vocational service initiative conducted a training workshop on 'How to Face Campus Interviews? - HR Round' for the benefit of final year meritorious engineering students of the colleges from Mangalore and Udupi district at Hotel Moti Mahal , here on August 15.
Dist Governor of R I District 3180 Rtn Dr Devdas Rai inaugurated the training session. Vice-Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council and Eminent Advocate P P Hegde graced the occasion.
The first Session was delivered by Ananth Prabhu and John Fernandes delivered the second session. More than 350 engineering students participated in the event.
Dr Devdas Rai addressing the gathering said, "Engineers play a vital role in shaping our nation of a billion people. They are attributed with the responsibility and the illusive honour to plan,structure, build, develop and maintain every facility known to man". Legendary engineers of the past have managed to leave a mark in our minds with their unique creations and inventions, and have inspired the generations to follow their footsteps and create a legacy for themselves by thinking into the future and inventing facilities that could benefit humanity for years to come.
Further he stated that through the years we have had lakhs of freshly graduated engineers trying to establish themselves to pursue their dreams and make a good start to their careers. Some of these would have worked hard and with a bit of luck managed to be absorbed by corporates during their campus recruitment programmes held at their institutes or job fairs held by private organisations at various times during their academic careers. The latter majority, who were’nt that fortunate would have had to struggle and find themselves a start for their careers, off campus. The rest would be left with nowhere to go, with no helping hand, lots of unanswered questions in mind, and in desperation they would find themselves a job, that in most cases would be completely distant from the field of engineering that they would have been passionate about or graduated with. And the disturbing trend is that the percentage of graduates mentioned in this third category is increasing alarmingly with each passing year.
Dr. Sureshchandra Shetty speaking on the occasion said, "It is a known fact that the field of engineering is technical in nature and it needs more of precision and clarity in thinking and less of inter- personal skills". But this is a clear misconception that most engineering graduates are brought up with. This is also the prime reason why the feedback from companies who visit campuses for recruitment is so poor. Vast majority of graduates, even if they happen to be technically brilliant, miss out on an opportunity of being recruited at campus interviews due to their lack of ability to work as a team, communicating with their interviewers, limited corporate knowledge and basic interpersonal skills. And we all know the value of missing out on illusive opportunities and with this knowledge it is for you to decide if you are prepared to be a complete package and make life easier for yourselves and get selected at campus interviews or try your luck off campus.
Shri PP Hegde spoke about the importance of Values in life for a better society. Nikhil Pai compered the Programme.