THREE Pune students along with two from Mumbai and one from Trichy won the seventh edition of Godrej LOUD at the Godrej headquarters in Vikhroli.
Thirteen students from India’s top business schools presented their personal dreams as part of the Godrej LOUD (Live Out Ur Dream) 2018 finale. Godrej LOUD is a campus recruitment programme to find young and passionate first-year business school students with diverse interests outside of work.
Winners chosen from India’s top business schools, who got a sponsorship of up to INR 1.5 lakhs included Abhinav Gupta, Varun Bhardwaj, NITIE, Mumbai, Kavya Mohan P, IIM, Trichy, Lovekesh Sharma, Nimish Jain, SCMHRD, Pune and Richa Grover, SIBM, Pune.
The finalists presented their dreams to a jury of senior Godrej leaders, including Nisaba Godrej, executive chairperson, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Vivek Gambhir, managing director and CEO, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Sumit Mitra, head – Group Human Resources and Corporate Services, Godrej Industries and Associate Companies and Parmesh Shahani, head – Godrej India Culture Lab.
Speaking on the purpose of our campus engagement programme, Nisaba Godrej, executive chairperson, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, said, “Godrej LOUD is our way of finding passionate young leaders. We believe that people with unique interests outside of work bring great ideas and diversity of thought to work. Godrej LOUD is our endeavour to find such team members and enable them to bring that same passion and their ‘whole selves’ to Godrej.”
Sumit Mitra, head, Group Human Resources & Corporate Services said, “We encourage our team members to bring their ‘whole selves’ to work because we believe that rounded, passionate people make for better Godrejites. Drawing from this, Godrej LOUD is our radically different approach to business school hiring. It enables us to have much deeper conversations with students and get to know them beyond their resumes. This year we visited 13 schools and received 1,300 dream applications. We are looking forward to having the winners join our teams and are very excited to meet many more passionate young people through LOUD.”
This year, Godrej LOUD attracted over 1,300 applications from across India’s top business schools. Team Godrej LOUD visited 13 campuses (SPJIMR, Mumbai; NITIE, Mumbai; SCMHRD, Pune; SIBM, Pune; MDI, Gurgaon; IRMA, Anand; IIM, Ahmedabad; DSE, Delhi; FMS, Delhi; IIFT, Delhi; IIM, Calcutta; IIM, Trichy; and XIM, Bhubaneswar) to engage with first-year students.