7 Tips to Improve Campus Placement
Did you know that there are more than 39,000+ colleges, 11,000+ institutions, and 799 universities in India today? To say that this is a highly competitive industry would be an understatement. What do parents and students look for when making the decision that would likely impact the rest of their lives, not to mention one that would involve a substantial financial commitment?
While there are many parameters that go into deciding which college or institute to apply for, the one that is most attractive to potential students and parents are the campus placement records. With thousands of students graduating from various courses every year, getting good jobs for freshers remains the #1 worry in the minds of parents and students.
There is no doubt that getting better campus placements leads to better brand value and higher admissions. So what can you do to better your college placement records?
Here are 7 tips to improve campus placement:
Don’t be like the student who studies for exams at the last minute! Even though campus placements take place at the end of the academic year, don’t let the year go by without doing some serious planning much earlier. Reach out to potential recruiters and corporates, both within your city/state and outside of it. The more networking you do, the more the benefit to your students!
Tap into your alumni database and reach out to them. Ask to arrange a meeting or call with the HR recruitment team from their company. Alumni are the best brand ambassadors for your college so make sure you rope them in as early as possible.
Campus placement support should go beyond just offering job opportunities. The corporate world today is looking at more than just good marks. Although 50 lakh students graduate every year, only a small percentage of that are employable directly out of college. Companies have to invest heavily in training them in soft skills since they are looking for excellent communication skills, confidence, and leadership qualities. Groom your students in these vital qualities by organizing soft skills workshops and other interactive events all through the year. By the time campus placements roll around, your students will be a prize draw for the top companies!
One of the best ways to introduce your college to the corporate world is by organizing regular field trips or visits to their manufacturing plants or factories. This way, the companies are more aware of your college.
Today, most companies look into reports from online assessment solutions that offer recruiters in-depth and comprehensive evaluations of a student’s strengths and weaknesses across important categories. HireMee is one such portal that is a trendsetter because of its unique 7-digit HireMee score that is validated by the best in the industry and academia, its video profile feature for students to showcase their communication skills, and its #goodkarma initiative, offered completely free of charge as part of its CSR commitment.
Tie up with companies to have regular guest lectures and visits to the campus. This will help develop a close relationship that will lead to potential placement opportunities.
Sign up for skill assessment tests which will help your students understand their strengths and weaknesses and prepare better for the final campus interviews and tests.
"HireMee has been a great experience for our students and the college. HireMee helped us understand where our students stand and showed us areas where they needed additional training. From the demo session to the exam, your team has been a tremendous support to us."
Ramakrishnan & Naveen Kumar,
Placement Officer, Salem College of Engineering and Technology
The selection process of your company looks unique. It is automated, lean and agile. From the PO's perspective, it ensures that every data is uploaded by the student and ensures its accuracy. From the student's perspective, the experience is seamless as he can upload data from anywhere.
Training & Placement Officer, Nandha Educational Institutions, Erode
The HireMee platform gave us an opportunity to showcase our talents which in turn resulted in getting placed in our dream company. The job assessment test was very useful to us. It helped us to reach our job goals. The assessment platform is innovative and allowed us to upload 20-second video resumes.
Final Year CSE, Sir C R Reddy College of Engineering
I got selected for Vee Technologies through the HireMee Platform. I would like to thank you for such a platform which tests all the skills needed by recruiters. The HireMee app is more like a social network with a lot of interesting features which makes the job search easier.
First Year CSE, Sir C R Reddy College of Engineering
Hiremee is a good platform for freshers seeking placement in reputed companies. The Hiremee platform has such an environment with more than 30 companies. The assessments tests the subject knowledge and mathematical knowledge of the candidate. The subject related questions are simple and logical. There is also a phase where they test our positive attitude.