Shivani Shah, from the 2018-20 batch, pursuing Human Resources, did her internship with Capgemini. She worked with the talent acquisition department and her project was on optimizing the offer-joining ratio, enhancing candidate experience post offer release, and thus increasing the efficiency. This was done by understanding the existing challenges in the pre-onboarding process and gathering information regarding the probable reasons for a lower offer to joining ratio from the dropped out candidates. It involved a huge amount of data analysis and finally coming up with a development plan on how to engage candidates once they receive an offer till the point when they join the organization. Implementation of the same would overall improve the offer-joining ratio, attract more talent and increase the efficiency.
Shivani says that working at Capgemini had been a wonderful experience, as she got the chance to intern with the best team and with an extremely helpful mentor and buddy. She had the opportunity to work on a live business challenge which gave her an opportunity to talk to many people and come across different perspectives.
Before joining MBA, Shivani has done B.tech in Computer Science and worked as a Consultant for 10 months. During the course of the internship, understanding the problem statement given to her in the very first week and designing her own timeline, way before the deadlines and taking continuous feedback from the team about the progress of her work has given her an edge over others.
Shivani did not confine herself to doing the project but also involved in understanding what competitors of Capgemini are doing for engaging the candidates after releasing the offer and planning that goes into implementing them. Being a go-getter and completing the work way before the timelines helped her a lot in making changes without any last-minute hustle.
She advises the junior batch to know the basics of the core subjects, be very thorough with Business research methods and Excel. It is important to know the changing trends in their respective specializations. Always be ready for surprises and to deliver more than the defined scope of the project. Finally, give your 100 % during the two months of internship and learn as much as possible.
Hearty congratulations and All the very best for your future endeavours!
- Shrividya Vemparala, Media and PR Team.