Lateral placement process begin at IIM-A

January 10th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, Jan 10 (IANS) The lateral process to place experienced students from various programs in IIM-Ahmedabad at non-entry level positions in different sectors has officially begun, a statement issued by the institute said Saturday. “The objective of this particular process is to provide our experienced students with a wide gamut of opportunities. As in previous years, our focus will be to match students’ experience with higher level (non entry-level) positions within firms,” a statement from the IIM-A said.

As the students eligible for lateral placements have a depth of experience, a wide range of firms across sectors such as finance, consulting, marketing, general management, operations, IT and telecom are being looked at, it added.

The statement said that recent media reports had speculated that lateral placements were being postponed, but this is not so.

“Companies are in the middle of their placement process on campus and this is scheduled to continue for the next two months. In fact, many first time recruiters have expressed keen interest in being part of placements at IIM-Ahmedabad this season,” the release said.

“We believe that there is demand for quality talent, even in the current market environment. While certain firms may choose not to recruit or recruit in lesser numbers in the present situation, our endeavour continues to be to give students maximum choice with respect to firms and roles,” the release said.

“IIM-A has built a relationship over the years with recruiters and we believe that the relationship will continue to be strong,” the statement added.

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