Aug 28, 2011

Campus placement and whatnot?

Not to any one’s surprise student life ends once got placed in a company. If the placement happens through campus the fun is different, and if not there is more to go.

Who have been a student and undergone the crazy feet called campus placements can never have more heated up thoughts there after, especially about the job.

The change in aura…

As the dates of campus placement approach the aura in the college changes to an unseen unimagined extent. Students swim in the pool starting from the number of companies to the compensation details. Self address is known as one of the most boring speeches to listen, but then it proves wrong as the pre-placement talk is on.

High reputation of the college…

I underwent all this stuff in IIT. I along with my friends concluded that highly reputed colleges make you put yourself under more pressure like none. Of course, in any institute, a written test is a written test, an interview is an interview, a placement is a placement but the failure is not just the same. Not that its really different, but the way we perceive it certainly proves so.

The Competition…

Well, along with the change, the only thing that’s constant is the competition. I did already mention in one of my posts that a very good friend of mine once said that the students of an institute should prepare together and should face the competition burning outside. But a mere student’s mind set is far away from understating it especially at the time of ongoing placement. The person next to us is the very first competition as we feel. I’d be glad if institutes take the initiation to help students come out of this mentality.

Satisfaction and security…

Though a student thinks about his placement or not, though he has got other goals than just the campus placement, still it carries it’s own satisfaction and secured feeling. Now, no need to say what a student thinks of it who aims only it! For that matter, not just students but their parents think the same too.

The best and worst…

If partying after being placed is the best experience of it, undergoing tremendous pressure if not placed and eventually losing confidence in oneself, getting depressed and succumbed to the pressure and attempting suicides is the worst part of it. Nothing really can help other than one’s own will power when the pressure is on. Parents’ or friends’ consoling love can work positive to some extent but at the end of the day it’s the student he or she has to come out of the trauma by themselves.

The attitude issue…

It’s the way to prepare for the campus placement by concentrating and thinking about it till it concludes well. But at the same time, the attitude of students changes too dramatically during this period. Though it was an IIT, I had seen people mass copying during the written tests. All I can say is that the desperation made them do so. But when we think about it independently, its pretty clear that its neither good nor what is supposed to do. Or at times it can also be perceived that certain pressure situations bring the actual personality hidden inside! One shall have an eye on his changing thoughts, attitudes while aiming high under pressure. Its not just about a placement but it’s the matter of satisfaction for the life time.


I did experience lot of trauma during the campus placements and I hope what I’m going to say here helps.

** Career options shall be clear.

** Prepare yourself under good guidance. Talking to seniors is one of the finest approaches.

** Hold the intentions right. Tension can do well at times, but never panic.

** Either you get placed or not, never think this is it. There will be a lot to go further.

I’m pretty confident that none of the above said can keep you away from thinking the way you do during the campus placements stage. Always have an eye on your own thinking. Hold the nerves and you will do it.

PS: Recently some of my friends, juniors got placed. Congratulations to them and all the very best to all those who would be going through this stage.


ARJUN MS said...


Its been a very long time,isnt it?

I never knew you were once a IITian, things are a bit different there.

Anyway I am not a placement oriented guy :),so I am least bothered about it.

Vivek said...


Well today expectation are too much from self and all spheres in family and circles that the performance anxiety is touching peaks.
But one thing is neglected what he/she wants ...should not be imposed on him/her.
My teachers always taught me to always keep two options if one fails you have one to look at.
And never get disheartened by failures they are the stepping stones for improving us as a whole individual.

Nice post Pramoda , Will be of a good help to all aspirants.


take care.

Srinivas said...

gud one prams....:)


Rachit said...

experiencing the same zeal, tension and fun around the college.. hope I sail successfully through it:)

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@My teachers always taught me to always keep two options if one fails you have one to look at.

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Being Pramoda... said...

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Being Pramoda... said...

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