A two-day programme titled ‘Interview techniques training programme with mock interview’ hosted by RAC Anna University, Trichy, RID 3000, enabled over 100 PG students of management to hone their skills to crack the interview challenges which they would face during job placement.
On the first day, Prof P Mani, faculty advisor to the Rotaract club, gave an insight into various interview techniques and strategies being adopted by company boards and HR executives while hiring the freshers. During the second half of the day, P Baskaran, an expert, conducted a training and exercise on group dynamics in which students were evaluated for their teamwork skills and their effective role in a group set-up. “The training project is our signature event and it was an eye-opener for the PG students who learnt some basic techniques and worked on their aptitude skills for success in a job interview,” said J Tony James, president, RAC Anna University, Trichy.
A mock interview was conducted for 25 shortlisted students by a panel of six professors with Baskaran anchoring the session on the second day. “The interview panel selected the top two candidates based on their overall performance and they were presented with special gifts,” he said. Also, six students were chosen by the panellists for their skills in communication, confidence-level, genuine participation, vision, subject knowledge and personality. “All the six were presented with gifts for their extraordinary talent.”
Event coordinators led by Mani and S P Dhandayuthapani were felicitated by the club, while event chairman Rtr S Mohamed Shahul Hamid was appreciated by the college faculty; and he was also honoured with a memento.
Rotaract volunteers — Rifakath Khan, Jaikanth, Jerome, Ishaq, Alex, Jayanth and Irfan — came in for special praise for their ‘selfless service’ to make the interview training programme a success, said James. Club secretary Karthik Raj gave the vote of thanks to bring the curtains down to an eventful workshop for PG students.