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Knowledge Dialogue Series – Webinar on the topic “Cracking Interviews with Ease”

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The best of students tend to get nervous while facing interviews and it is well established that a bad case of nerves can lead to serious interview mistakes. The Student Counseling Cell of KIIT University, in association with KSOM is organizing a webinar on the topic which will help counter most of such mistakes.  The webinar was held on Monday, 26th April, 2021 from 8 pm to 9.30 pm on the topic “Cracking Interviews with Ease”.

Our own alumnus, Ms. Aparajita (Appy) Panda shall lead the webinar. She is a Recruiting Leader with 13+ years of experience in building and leading high performing organizations. She is responsible for developing and executing talent acquisition strategy for Amazon AWS Platform business. Aparajita excels at building and managing recruiting teams, and currently owns global headcount goals for a 2,000+ employee business at 7 sites across 5 countries. She is a seasoned Recruiting Leader, adept in all aspects of Talent Acquisition and management. She is an expert in building high calibre innovative teams, driving change, process improvement and training & development.

The context setting of the webinar was done by Dr. Sucheta Priyabadini, Director, Student Counseling. She elucidated the purpose of counseling and the Counseling cell; the extra efforts they put in to keep the morale of the students high, especially during these trying times of the pandemic.

Dr. S. K. Mahapatra, Director, KSOM welcomed the guest and the gathering.

The guest speaker, Aparajita emphasized on the importance given by Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Hon’ble Founder, KIIT and KISS; towards the well being of all students.

The webinar was lucid, precise and structured into two parts: preparation before an interview and during the interview.

Key takeaways from the program:

  1.  Increase chances of cracking interviews successfully
  2. Garnering confidence before an interview
  3. Basic skills required to face interviews with ease
  4. Necessity of follow up with recruiter by candidate so as to be clear about the answer.

The webinar included more than 150 students and was highly interactive. Prof. Isa Mishra facilitated the webinar.