At the Department of Statistics, DU, placement preparation is a marathon.
We had interaction sessions with some of our juniors. One suggestion we received was to give an overview to approach the placement process.
(Disclaimer: The bias is inherent so applicability can be an issue. Prioritize what works for you over anything else.)
So here is what we think could really help:
› Initially, there will always be people who would know a lot more than others.
› Don’t worry about it.
› The levels will begin to converge in 6 months if you put in some work.
› Getting an on-campus internship is simply about being at the right place at the right time.
› It won’t determine your success during the final placements.
› Do not pay for an internship.
› If you are getting paid for internships, it is great. Work for free only if you enjoy that work.
› Your time is very valuable. On your resume, a good project >> internship certificate from monotonous work.
› Just in case you don’t have any internship experience, do something collaborative, something that displays your ability to work in a team.
› For Aptitude tests, work on improving your efficiency. Pareto’s Principle is going to help.
› Keeping your GPA above 7 will qualify you for most processes.
› Having 8 plus is the safest option.
› Knowing the most isn’t the key; communicating clearly what you know in interviews is.
› For subject knowledge, concepts, and projects, strengthen what you already know.
› Online Courses are good for learning but won’t help you directly in interviews.
› A combination of some courses and some projects will yield a very high R.o.I.
We wish you the best for the placement process.
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