I am back from a very long hiatus. I actually open my WordPress Dashboard to put up a new post everyday but I end up not doing it eventually. On top of that my layout needed a change. The one you currently may see is not a permanent one, I’m still trying to get that I built myself up soon (fingers crossed). So I’ll just dive into the post and tell you where I had disappeared for the last almost 2 months and about the highlights of them!
- I am PLACED!
So, I am in my last semester of college, which will end in December, after which I have to do a 6-month internship for industry knowledge and to complete my course and after that I’ll begin with my full time job!
I have got my internship with the Isilon unit of EMC2, whose location is Pune! So I have to relocate and leave my home for at least 6 months and go to Pune. For my final placement, I have been accepted as a Technology Analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (yay!)
The best part is my placements happened in a span of less than 24 hours. I got my acceptance letter for JPMorgan on 10th August at about 9 pm and on the following day I got shortlisted for and cleared the interviews of EMC2 internship before 6 pm! And I was the first one in my class to get a final placement 😀
- The Placement Committee
We, the students, have to call companies for our internship placements and usually the final placement recruitment is handled by our Training and Placement Officer (TPO). So the students form a committee for this purpose (calling and arranging the companies and also coordinating with the TPO for the companies that he brings). Since I am a part of it, it is one new responsibility which has the highest priority and takes the most time for me. At least one day of the week goes in the procedure for some company of the other and a few of us have to be present just for the coordination work! So far we have got 26 student out of 50 of my class who have got their internships!!
Oh I have been reading so much these days! I am still about 20 books away from my reading goal of 52 in 52 for this year but I must say, since I bought my Kindle, I have been reading much more than before with an average of 1 book per week… Not much, but given that I read the most during my daily commuting, this is better than not reading at all! But sadly, I am heavily behind my schedule of posting reviews and I have got a few Author in Spotlight posts lined up which I want to put up ASAP but just don’t seem to get any time for it 🙁
- The mundane college work
Now since I am in the final semester of my Post Graduation course, the teachers expect a lot from us. With the placement work on our head, this term work comes as an additional burden which keeps increasing with the ever increasing amount of assignments and tests we keep submitting!
So, this is a short MIAN post, but something is better than nothing, right? I am trying to put up some scheduled posts so you may be seeing a few more things soon!
How have you all been and how were the past few months for you all?