‘Flag’ging off placement drives

November 17, 2014 12:00 am | Updated 06:01 am IST

Placements are often demographically driven, whether one likes it or not. Though a huge number of educational institutions in India are in the Tier II and Tier III cities, barring the top few institutions in the bigger cities, the others have minimal or no access by corporates for campus recruiting. This robs candidates of opportunities for the mere reason that he/she is in a small city.

‘FLAG’ (First Look at Aspiring Graduates), a series of graduate hiring events conducted by EmployabilityBridge — a company which is into facilitating companies and educational institutions to place the right candidate in the right company — in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), aims at opening up access to better job opportunities by aggregating the students and companies in a pre-planned manner.

Through the technology platformwww.employabilitybridge.comstudents and companies can select whom they want to meet. The platform enables corporates to interact with their future employees and prepare for their first job.

The company is planning to conduct four FLAG events across Karnataka in 2014-15 after having conducted 28 editions across Tamil Nadu, placing more than 1,800 students in companies across the country. The first FLAG event in Karnataka was held on November 15 in Bengaluru. The next flag event in Karnataka is scheduled for February 2015.

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