International placements touched new heights with Arthur D Little, Dresdner Kleinwort, KPMG, Microsoft, Olam International, Oliver Wyman, OCBC Bank, & Reuters participating in placements for the first time, with global roles across a diverse set of geographies up for grabs.
26 pc students opted for consulting in firms such as McKinsey & Co., Accenture Business Consulting, Arthur D. Little, Oliver Wyman, Stern Stewart & Co., Deloitte & Touche, E&Y;, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Accenture Business Consulting made the highest number of offers across campuses at IIMK. Deloitte & Touche and PricewaterhouseCoopers recruited for 4 divisions each. Accenture HP, GrowTalent and Hewitt Associates recruited for HR consulting for the first time. Roles on offer ranged from Associate to Senior Consultant positions at these firms.
The Banking and Financial Services sector remained a strong favorite among students with 36% of the batch being offered roles in various corporations. Investment Banking and Private Equity were the top choice for students looking for a career in finance. AIG PE, Deutsche Bank, Edelweiss Capital, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Lehman Brothers, o3 Capital, Reliance Capital, & Reliance Venture Fund were some of the recruiters who made offers.
Diverse banking profiles were offered by the MNC banks like ABN AMRO, American Express, Bank of America, Barclays Plc, Citibank, HSBC, and Standard Chartered. Bank of America PAG recruited exclusively from IIMK. The domestic companies were represented by ICICI, Kotak, SEBI, and Yes Bank making a number of offers. GE Commercial Finance and ICRA recruited for credit risk management. Roles on offer this year included Asset Management, Corporate Finance, Corporate Banking, Credit Risk Management, Derivatives Structuring, Hedge Fund Management, Private Equity, and Treasury.
22 pc preferred Marketing profiles in firms like HUL, Nestle, Asian Paints, Britannia, Castrol, Colgate-Palmolive, Dabur, Himalaya, ITC, Marico, NIIT, Raymond, & Reckitt Benckiser amongst others. Media and Pharma found special favor among the students with recruiters such as DRL, Johnson & Johnson, NDTV, Pfizer, SET, & Times Group..
Google made offers for Product Manager and Sales roles. Global telecom majors such as Aricent and Verizon recruited for the first time. Infosys made four offers for Global Engagement Manager role. The Institute also continued to strengthen ties with traditional recruiters such as Cognizant, Exl, Genpact, HCL, Indus Valley Partners, Satyam, TCS, and Wipro. 9% of the batch accepted offers in the IT/ITES domain. Profiles on offer in this space included Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Product Manager, and Program Manager, amongst others.
The sunrise retail sector was well represented with Bharti, Essar, Raymond, Reliance and RPG recruiting a large number of students for their retail lines. Operations, HR and General Management accounted for 8% of the roles that were accepted at Final Placements 2008.
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