Introduction:Engineering college statistics are alarming! According to HRD ministry there are 6214 engineering colleges in India with 2.9 million students enrolling every year. Around 1.5 million engineers come into job market every year looking for job opportunities. Not obtaining jobs as a part of campus placements. Even the ones who are getting an offer in campus interviews. But the obtained job may not suit their aspirations. folks who are passing out. They are having lot of options in terms of careers in technology. This often leads more into confusion. On the other hand, technology is growing and changing faster than expected so as the hiring company expectations. In this scenario the word placements plays a very important role for every student. It is a new phase of student’s life. Given that there is a expectations from a graduated engineer’s family in terms of job. Today’s passed out engineers go through lot of stress and confusion. In this scenario we at Emertxe emerged on a mission to solve this problem by technically upskilling and coaching engineers to become industry ready. Now let’s read Embedded System training, placement and recent companies.
Industry / placement company expectations:Talking about the expectations from the companies from students, most of our 366+ hiring companies have the following common expectations. While there are few company with specific expectations. Which can vary between one to other, larger set of them remain the same.
1. Technical Expectations:Everyone studies to achieve something in their life. We do our schooling, college and all extra activities in the view of getting a job with good designation. When a company hires an entry level engineer (especially in core domains like Embedded Systems and IoT). They mainly expect good foundational skills which you can apply in a real-time project. It can be further broken into:
- Hands-on programming skill in any one programming language (ex: C or Python)
- Good problem solving and analytical skill
- Good in core engineering (ex: Digital Electronics / Microprocessors / Operating System)
2. Ownership and responsibility:When the phrase Your life jumps in, it’s totally an individual’s ownership and responsibility attributes that comes into picture. Given the dynamic business nature, organizations want entry level engineers to own the given responsibility and deliver results. This means an individual should demonstrate high level of commitment and interest towards work. Rather than making excuses and justification. Even in some cases there may be challenges in terms of an individual’s capability. But willing to put efforts in order to bridge that cap and deliver results becomes the key. In fact such attributes are very fundamental in nature, which cannot be taught in classrooms. However there is a possibility that one might miss on such things due to many reasons. In such occasions they need mentoring or coaching . A coach brings this awareness into them and re-iterate the basics. Given that everybody wants to do well in their careers, such coaching makes a lot of difference.
3. Behavioral expectations:The ownership and responsibility can be further expanded into a larger bucket of behavioural expectations from placement companies. Some of the behavioral expectations from placement companies are:
- Aligned with organizational goals and policies
- Positive mental attitude
- Ability to work in a team
- Being flexible in terms of taking up assignments
- Long term commitment to the organization
- Cooperative with senior colleagues