Philips is one of the most aspired workplaces today. Be it their work culture, diversity or just their products, b-schoolers hope to get an internship with Philips. In this highly detailed interview, an IIM Kozhikode student describes the complex and thorough process that she underwent to get selected for a summer internship and finally get a PPO, with Philips. Here's how she did it!
Summary of the video:
Wondering how Philips hires top talent? What is the complete procedure that the company follows to hire Summer Interns from India's top business schools? How many rounds of selection exist, and how do you prepare yourself for such a seemingly daunting interview process with Philips? And finally, what are the things to keep in mind before and during the internship to get that PPO?
In this video, Anjali Sajeev describes how she made it to Philips as a Summer Intern and finally bagged a PPO. From zeroing in on FMCG brands to describing in detail her interview experience with them to expressing her ecstasy upon being selected, Anjali shares with us her unforgettable selection process. She talks about the process he followed to tailor her résumé, how she prepared for marketing and sales interviews and how she tackled the interview process.
Further, Anjali shares her pre-internship prep and tells us how she connected with seniors to get clarity on her role. For those wondering what an MBA grad, especially an engineering student does at Philips, Anjali explains the intricacies of her work and project as well. She shares how his role involved core marketing theories and aspects. She emphasises on studying Kotler for any marketing role. She further talks about the project she worked on as a part of her internship. She takes us through the salient points of her internship and tells us how and why she received and accepted a PPO from Philips.
Here are a few key takeaways from Anjali’s interview:
1.Read about current affairs and news in order to prep for summer placements.
2.Marketing students can rely on Kotler’s books to prep for summer placements.
3.Prep for your internship by reading up about the industry, domain, and latest developments.
4.Talk to your team members, seniors and fellow interns during internships to build connections and learn from them.