“How does work in India differ from other global locations? What are the responsibilities of my role? What will my learning and growth roadmap look like?”
Students who are offered positions at ZS during campus recruiting events like ZS Campus Beats have many questions before they join us. The firm has a plan in place to answer them and make these newly joining ZSers feel at home before welcoming them to the ZS family.
Since 2011, we have been engaging with students from several top engineering and business schools through programs like ZS Info Day. This unique event offers college students recently offered roles at ZS an opportunity to visit our India offices and interact with both ZS leaders and their campus alumni.
Soon-to-be ZSers visited ZS’s Capability and Expertise Center in New Delhi and Pune, along with two other locations, to get acquainted with our culture, business and focus areas and roles before they join the firm. Experts from different areas of work across ZS shared their experience and insights on how we approach data and develop solutions that create value for our clients. The collaborative nature of the event highlighted the firm’s emphasis on teamwork and partnership.
This year’s Info Day events took place on April 10, 11 and 16 in New Delhi, Pune, Kolkata and Bengaluru for more than 280 students from 58 engineering colleges across India, who would soon be joining ZS.
The event featured a knowledge café, a panel discussion with leaders, an overview of the firm, sessions on how we work while living the values, an inside look at an associate’s role and journey and a discussion about the areas of work and roles. The students also had an opportunity to tour the office.
“It’s exciting how the campus hires get to know us as and who we are before they join us, leaving the experience with a positive affirmation about our work and culture,” noted Sameer, ZS’s human resources director for India.
The event sessions emphasized why we do what we do and reiterated ZS’s commitment to quality, expertise, collaboration, authenticity, intensity, value and impact. Alumni also shared their experience of working at ZS and invited questions from the students.
“Having been in the shoes of these students a year back, I could completely relate to them and it was great to see their enthusiasm,” shared Supreet, a decision analytics associate and an alumnus of NIT Surathkal.
Most students shared that they were pleasantly surprised at how candid and interactive the event was.
“I enjoyed the day as everyone was very friendly,” shared Akshay from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT) Pune. “I thought the event would be very professional, but it felt just like college.”