It’s that time of the year when students from some of India’s reputable B Schools head for their Summer Internship Placements to gain valuable real world experience. So far, the season has gone rather well for KIAMS ‒ some of the top names in the corporate world came calling this year, with many recruiting students for SIPs. In all, 66 – 119 first-year students were recruited for placements and, in addition to gaining precious experience, some of them will be earning handsome stipends as well.

SIPs are a way for B Schools to offer students insight into how organizations actually function so that they can be prepared for their professional journeys ahead. And KIAMS, with its standing in the academic world, has managed to draw the attention of some of the biggest recruiters in the country for this year’s SIPs. Altogether, 60 recruiters visited the campus this year ‒ in addition to companies that have attended in the past, there were 9 – 30 new companies that made their way to the event.

One of the highlights of the SIPs this year was the fact that the Financial sector was the biggest recruiter for students from KIAMS. Reputed names like JM Financial, Hedge Equities, Federal Bank, State Bank of India and Anand Rathi Securities recruited a large number of students from the pool this year. From Social Media to FMCG, Retail to Sports, IT to Manufacturing, there were several other industry sectors that came to KIAMS for recruitments this year. Companies like Nissan Ashok Leyland, Decathlon Sports India Pvt. Ltd., AMUL, Big Bazaar, Kalpataru Ltd. etc. have hired fresh management students for their summer stints. The two-month internship program will also see students travelling to and working from different parts of the country, which in itself offers an exciting learning experience. The highest number of recruiters this year came from the city of Bangalore.

While all the students will be richer by experience once they have completed their SIPs, 26 of them have won paid internships, thereby bringing them the opportunity to learn and earn at the same time. It’s definitely something that will bring a smile to their faces. There are several others who earned paid internships in different industry sectors, making this SIP season a very successful one for KIAMS.