Date: April 3,2012- An unforgettable date(or should I say day) in my life!
GE Experience- The group was asked to re-enact a a scene from a classic movie and relate it to a current scenario. (There was a magazine, a bunch of chart papers, sketch pens and stuff...) Ours was a very creative group!:) (SH3 Group2) Everyone pitched in with ideas, no fish market (phew!), people automatically took to tasks they were comfortable with. We did the entire re-enactment in two parts- paper based storyboard and a skit! :biggrin:
PI Experience- After a long,arduous wait in the Audi (which made the waiting a bit comfortable!), I finally entered the last dungeon at around 4:30!
Started off with some grilling about the fact that I had my passport photograph in a TEE (WTF!!). Ventured along why an "academically brilliant" student like me was wasting national resources to switch to comm. mgmt. My over-the-top wise ass reply- " Sir, it is better to waste national resources than to waste individual talent!"
Then the discussion revolved around my SOP, my writing skills, internship with magazine, editorial stuff I did for college newsletter..basically all my literary activities and how I could relate them to comm. management.
Then some more bit of stress with phrases from the panel like- "I don't see that spark in you!" :nono:
I just kept my cool and went through all of it with a smile, told them- "I might appear to be soft spoken, but I believe in what I say and do."
That probably gave them some positive signs! \m/ Asked me about some of my favourite ad-campaigns,my inclination towards social work and how I would manage advertising and social work together.
After that, they asked me to create an ad-campaign to encourage people from Ghaziabad(my hometown) to relocate to Dhanbad(where I'm studying currently). I devised the strategy, designed a TVC and came up with 2 taglines in under 2 minutes! (I dunno how, but they seemed impressed!)
Finally,asked me about an incidence where I had displayed leadership skills. Told them about a college incident (long story yaar!).
Overall Process/Advice- Be yourself. Be honest. The panel really made an effort to understand whatever I said. Should be the same with everyone I guess. Personally, it's good if they are grilling you. Goes on to show they are interested in you!
Advice to GE/PI management team- Please get a fan in those waiting areas outside every PI room!
End Result- Spot offer.