‘Key Tips For Placement At Barclays From A Finance Specialization Student’ – Manish Gogoi, IFMR GSB Krea University
I hail from Tezpur, Assam. I did my BTech in Mechanical Engineering from Gauhati University. After my BTech, I joined Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd., initially started my career as a management trainee and later got promoted to assistant product manager in the working capital division of the company. I resigned with the same position in the company with the view of gaining more knowledge and exploring more into the finance domain.
I joined IFMR in June 2017 to pursue my MBA in finance. Here I got exposure to in-depth knowledge in finance and subjects taught by the renowned faculties in the country. In my first year during summers, I got an opportunity to intern in Opta Credits as a Credit Risk Analyst. This experience further has helped me to develop a fundamental understanding of the domain.
The final placements for the senior batch started from the beginning of September with various companies visiting the campus. Barclays was one among the companies on the list that visited the campus. Of course, due to the reputation that the organization brings with it, most of the students in my batch were eager to appear for their recruiting process. Barclays confirmed their participation for the role of Finance MI Analyst. And I along with many others were shortlisted for the role based on the profile and work experience.
The rounds for the selection process were – two rounds of technical followed by a final HR round. There were around four panels for the technical rounds. The first technical round for my panel was a rigorous one. It not only demanded a depth in technical knowledge but also my perspective on the emerging financial market and also the global current affairs in the domain of finance.
HR round was a general round pertaining to one’s educational and social background in order to judge the competency and commitment as a part of the company. They primarily focused on how the candidates were able to relate to the core values of the company.
After completion of the process, waiting for the results was probably the toughest part. In a while, our placecom chairperson arrived with the results and seven people were selected for the role in Barclays and I was one of them. Hearing out the name aloud was THE moment of happiness. It finally paid off after putting in all this hard work for the last one and a half years.
A tip that I would like to share with the Aspirants :
1. Focus on learning the basics of the subject,
2. Make yourself familiar with the current affairs as well as macroeconomic events.
“2nd year MBA Student at IFMR GSB Krea University”