This year we saw a plethora of opportunities for our institution with a record 100% placement within 2.5 days. Some snippets for the same from our official report are
â€“ Largest ever batch of 361 students was placed in a record time of 2.5 days
â€“ Participation from 95 recruiters (inclusive of 25 new recruiters)
â€“ Around 48% of the batch was recruited by the FMCG, BFSI and Consulting firms
â€“ The top recruiters on campus in terms of numbers were Accenture Strategy (13), Microsoft (12), HUL (11), Flipkart (10), ABG (9), Citibank (9), Snapdeal (9) and Vodafone (9)
â€“ The median stipend increased by ~16% per month
This year saw many international offers in internships. Companies like ABG, HUL, Kelloggâ€™s, and Godrej among others opening up multiple international roles. Many more organizations are bound to get added to the list as they finalize their projects closer to the internship period.
XLRI continued to strengthen its presence in the BFSI space with BFSI being the sector where most of the Business Management students chose to intern at.
Carlyle continued to repose its faith in the institution by recruiting exclusively from XLRI. The European Hedge Fund after having offered its only PPO to an XLer returned to campus for the summers. JP Morgan Chase opened its Global Markets role for the first time at XLRI and ended up being the highest paying internship offer on campus. Avendus Capital continued to open its doors for XL for its front end PE Syndication and M&A Advisory roles.
Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, BNP Paribas, DBS opened up multiple roles including the Markets, Corporate Banking, Retail and HR to name a few.
Goldman Sachs offered Investment Banking roles. Barclays and Edelweiss were the new recruiters in this domain this year.
The BFSI recruiter list also includes Private Equity Firms like an Angel Fund. Citibank was the largest recruiter in the BFSI domain. Indian Banks and Firms include the likes of Axis Bank, ICICI Bank and Yes Bank among others. CRISIL, the credit rating agency, opened up roles for HR students.
HRM students continued to prefer the FMCG sector for internship opportunities with almost 18% of the batch interning in that sector. The Sales & Marketing enthusiasts were flooded with offers with the FMCG sector leading the way.
HUL offered 11 internship roles, followed by Mondelez at 8 and GSK CH at 7. ITC and Kelloggâ€™s closely followed at 6 each. Roughly 21% of this seasonâ€™s offers were by FMCG recruiters some of which include Akzonobel, Asian Paints, Britannia, Castrol, Coca-Cola, Colgate Palmolive, GSK CH, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Lâ€™OrÃ©al, Marico, Mars, NestlÃ©, Pepsi and Reckitt Benckiser to name a few.
GSK CH, Pepsi, Coca Cola recruited interns for its Supply Chain roles as well.
As compared to the previous SIP Process, XLRI registered a huge jump in the number of consulting offerings on campus.
With an average of around 5 offers per organization, consulting firms like Accenture Strategy, Aon Hewitt, BCG, Cognizant, Everest Group, EY, Hay Group, KPMG, PwC got a pick of the best talent that XLRI had to offer.
Accenture Strategy led this sector with 13 offers followed by The Boston Consulting Group and KPMG offering 7 offers each. All these companies opened their consulting roles for both BM and HRM batch.
ABG lead the conglomerate pack with 9 internship offers. The regular Conglomerates offered an average of 6 offers. The Conglomerates who have time and again trusted XLRI for its talent pool include ABG, GE, Godrej, Mahindra, Reliance, RPG and TAS.
The Technology Sector showed a strong presence with participation from Industry stalwarts like Microsoft, Samsung R&D Institute (SRI), Wipro, Philips, Whirlpool, IBM, HCL, Siemens, CISCO etc.
Microsoft returned for its IDC and Sales and Marketing role along with HR.
Dr. Reddyâ€™s Laboratories was the new participant this year which also included the regular recruiters like GSK Pharma and Roche with roles across Sales & Marketing, Operations and HR domains.
Vodafone continued to fuel its expansion plans in the country with talent from XLRI by taking 9 interns closely followed by Airtel (8) in the Telecom space.
E-Commerce and Start-Ups
Flipkart, Snapdeal, Quikr and Ola Cabs made their presence felt from the E-Commerce sector. Startups like PharmEasy and Zo Rooms also participated in the summer internship process and together, the e-commerce and startups domain accounted for 8% of the internship offers.
Tata Steel, Hero Moto Corp from the manufacturing domain were highly favored among XLers.
Star TV, Sony Entertainment, Bennett & Coleman and HT Media recruited from the Media Sector with Star TV leading the way with 7 internship offers.
In addition, Shell India and Castrol India from the Oil & Gas Sector and CESC from the Power Sector also recruited talent from XLRI.