Success Story – Jacob Poochakkattil (Batch 2013 -15)

Candid Interview with Jacob Poochakkattil (Placed as Junior Recruiter, Mastech Inc.)

“Grab every opportunity and work with diligence.”

Q1. How does it feel getting placed at Mastech Inc.?

A-> I’ve already bagged a good job at Mastech Inc., quite before the finals of PGDM course. Mastech Inc. is one of the most recognized IT recruitment and consulting firm. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the FIIB family for developing my skills and preparing me well for the professional world. I’m an Agriculture Engineer from AAIDU, Allahabad. Although, I’ve previously functioned as Marketing Engineer and have 15 months of work experience with a landscape irrigation company in Rajasthan (before joining FIIB), I’m overwhelmed to acknowledge the stupendous effort put forth by the institute to transform me into a true professional with the required industry skills and attributes.


Q2. Your Success Mantra

A -> Grab every opportunity and work with diligence.


Q3.     You are on the verge of stepping into the Corporate World. How did the 2 year journey at FIIB help you succeed in the interview and prepare you for the Corporate World?

A-> FIIB campus was always abuzz with activities and each day was a memorable one. Being Jaagriti Club Co- head, I undertook many social and campus drives under guidance of expert faculty. The 2 year journey at FIIB turned fruitful for me. The two year PGDM course at FIIB offered ample scope for a student to grow as a true corporate world person. The course was comprehensive with updated curriculum, technical trainings, soft skills sessions, live projects and industry sessions. The opportunities to observe and learn the widely applied techniques and practices of the corporate world were unparalleled at FIIB. Its industry network is widespread and this led me to join FIIB at the outset. I’m happy to have taken the decision and have put in quality time at FIIB. I had the scope to learn new subjects and delve deeper in my areas of interests enabling me to have a concrete knowledge base. The practical sessions, case studies, workshops were valuable sources of learning real life examples. Also, they were instrumental in building the right industry skills. I’ve been given a true direction and immense encouragement by the faculty and mentors to build a secured and highly rewarding career path.  Also, my motivation levels have been kept quite high by the CMC (Placement) team and I cleared all the interview rounds of Mastech Inc. comfortably. Special thanks to Prof. Jones Mathew who gave me valuable tips to communicate and express my ideas to the recruitment team of Mastech Inc.


Q4. Your personal and professional attributes that helped you excel?

A -> All the activities at the campus have imparted in me certain skills – negotiation, presentation, networking skills to name a few.  These have aided in excelling in academics and in the final placement. As communication skills play an important role in obtaining a good job, the grooming sessions at FIIB made me more eloquent in communication. I was always encouraged to have 360 degree thinking pattern; hence, my analytical and problem solving skills improved to a great extent. My future plan is to be a successful entrepreneur. I’m keen on taking forward and implementing the teachings and values delivered at FIIB. They are an invaluable asset to me. The industry exposure and overall student development/grooming sessions is central to a successful career roadmap for any student. Thanks to FIIB for laying down the success path for me!


Q5. Is there any moment at FIIB that has been etched in your memory forever?

A -> Every day is a learning opportunity at FIIB. The Sustainable Summit and E-Drive are two important campaigns that are close to my heart.