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How to handle stress during college placement?

Apeejay School of Management student Vikas Kumar, who was recently hired as a Relationship Manager by Tata Capital Finance, shares tips to deal with campus placement anxiety

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Placement stress is common among students. It’s the feeling of restlessness, anxiety and uncertainty. Sharing how to deal with this campus recruitment stress, Vikas Kumar, student with Apeejay School of Management, says, “Involving in extracurricular activities and interactions with faculties discussing one’s strong and weak points boosts candidate’s confidence.” The Apeejay student has recently secured a campus placement with Tata Capital Finance as Relationship Manager. 

Vikas is currently pursuing his Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and also has prior experience of working with ICICI. He has also done an internship in marketing and worked on several live projects during his that helped him crack the job interview with Tata Capital Finance. 

As Relationship Manager with Tata Capital Finance, he will primarily be meeting clients, to solve their queries, maintaining client relations, and establishing new client relations.

So, when is the right time to start preparing for placements?

As Vikas says, “There is no right time. But you also cannot bring a huge change in just one night or the day before your placement exam. You will have to prepare daily, right from day one of your college.” He opines regularly attending mentoring classes helps a lot in your preparation.

And what to keep in mind when appearing for a Group Discussion round?

For GD, first of all, you have to be aware of all current news and be confident while speaking at that time. Always try to start first in a discussion that gives benefits sometimes.

Three golden tips to prepare for campus placement

1) Full knowledge about that subject and position. 

2) I also prepared about my summer internship work like what I have learned and how this could be helpful for this position. 

3) Prepare basic questions like how to answer “Tell Me About Yourself” in the interview, about your weaknesses and strengths, etc.

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.

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