“Year-Old Alumni Help Companies Recruit the Best from B-Schools”
In the February 28, 2010 issue of Livemint, Booz & Company Partner Suvojoy Sengupta (India) said that the firm’s strategy went well beyond the standard format of campus interviews and brought its unique styles to the selection process. “You need to have gathered some data and intelligence before recruitment to narrow down candidates,” Sengupta said. A case in point was the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), where even before the formal recruiting process started in mid-February, Sengupota said Booz & Company, particularly its young alumni, had already networked to find out which students were likely to accept an offer. By the end of his time on campus, Sengupta, who also developed a rapport with the teacher in charge of placements, had a solid idea of how many job offers were made overall by competitors. “Hiring is a two-way match,” said Sengupta, himself an IIM-A graduate. “We want good, smart people ... who are willing to make a career with us.”