Industry Recognises Great Lakes’ Increasing Brand Equity
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Despite this being the first year for the concept of a one-month Fall Project, Great Lakes was able to build in capabilities and create opportunities for students with different kinds of jobs that they loved to do. Fall Project was a testimony of the interest that industry has shown towards this concept.
In addition to the regular recruiters, 2006 saw the entry of bigwigs like Standard Chartered Bank, KPMG, Pepsico, Pricewater House Coopers and Deloitte, which recruited for the first time from Great Lakes. The growing visibility of the institute is reflected in many similar companies offering fall projects to Great Lakers.
As many as 81 companies offered projects during the one month project phase, with 37 of them being first-time recruiters at campus. Great Lakes grew in reputation as a finance bigwig shone across again with nearly 30% of the PGPM batch getting a finance profile. Premier Banks and Financial Organizations like Acumen Fund, Standard Chartered Bank, Kotak Mahindra Asset Mgmt., KPMG, SBI Caps and Langham Capital reaffirmed their relationship with the campus. FMCG and Retail majors too recognized the talent at Great Lakes with profiles in Marketing, HR and Finances being offered to students by ITC, Pepsico, Reliance Retail and others. With a booming industry sector and multiple profiles on offer, IT companies made a collective pitch for the MBA students. Major firms like Cognizant, Covansys, TCS, Oracle, Lehman Brothers, Flextronics & Wipro offered attractive choices to the students.
Projects in consulting arena were also offered at Great Lakes by companies like Frost and Sullivan, E&Y, Technopak Advisors, KPMG and Deloitte. Some companies, like Honeywell Automation, in FMCG, Manufacturing and other sectors also offered roles like Process Consultant etc.
Says Prof S. Sriram, the Executive Director at Great Lakes “The Fall Projects at Great Lakes, Chennai displayed the sound academic foundation and an excellent industrial interface. The diversity of the internships across horizontals and verticals on offer this time are indicative of Great Lakes equity in the industry. The successful fall project is once again a reflection of the trust that corporates place on us”