It’s back! The Pune Open Coffee Club is organizing an internship/job mela for final year students (MCA, BCA, BE, ME, MTech, MBA) on 16th January, 2016, from 9:30am to 5:30pm, 14th June. The difference from other internship/job melas is that only startups are invited to participate in this.
This event is free for students, and has a nominal charge of Rs. 500 for startups. Startups who wish to be part of this, please signup here, and read the For Companies section below. Students who wish to be part of this register here, and read the For Students section below.
How does it work?
The actual event is on 16th January, at IMED campus. One week before that, on 9th January, there will be a qualifying test for the students, conducted by ReliScore for C/C++/Aptitude.
On the day of the event, Saturday 16th January, registered startups are expected to set up a table from 9:30am to 5:30pm at the venue: IMED Campus, Bharati Vidyapeeth Erandwane Campus, Paud Road. Map. Detailed agenda for the event will be put up on the event page later.
Benefit For Companies
Last year 1000+ students signed up. Similar numbers are expected this year.
All these students will go through an online test of minimal programming competency by ReliScore. Only students who get a passing score on will be allowed to attend. (Last year, 400 out of 1000 made it through.) The students who pass will be given grades from A to E based on their performance. Out of those (last year, about 100 students secured the top two grades.) Student grades will be shared with companies who have registered for the Job Mela. Companies are free to set their own minimum grade criteria for students wishing to talk to them, or submit a resume.
On 16th January, companies will get a chance to interact with selected students, shortlist the ones you like, and interview them right away (or schedule an interview for later).
So sign up here.
What are startups expected to do there?
Get marketing material – lots of it. Visiting cards, leaflets and what not. Get banners – we will arrange to have one table for you. Get a laptop with a running PPT. Come with your mind prepared to be asked the same question a hundred times over, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Stay for the whole duration – you never know when you might find the correct match. You can also interact with other startups to grow your network and see if you can find some synergy!
Students: You don’t find so many startups in one place, at one time, all accessible to interact with you!
Why work with startups?
Startups are cool. Startups are where the action is. The experience that you would get in a startup in a few months, would be better than what you would get from large corporations in a few years. In startups, you get an exposure to the various moving parts of a company – coding, testing, admin, HR, marketing… you name it! More than all of this, you get to work directly with founders of the company, who will one day make it very big (like Google, Twitter?).
What do startups want from me?
Life at startups can be very exciting – but you need to be prepared to give more than 100%. Many startups work on cutting edge technologies, and there is going to be a huge learning curve for you, to be able for you to meaningfully contribute to the company. So, it requires dedication, patience and a positive attitude.
Please register here.