ARM Embedded Technologies Job Process – Graduate Engineer – Aarushi Jain
Aarushi Jain, Graduate Engineer, ARM Embedded Technologies shares her experience in this brief interview.
Please tell us about your placement procedure at ARM Embedded Technologies(Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
I did my summer internship at ARM and received a Pre Placement Offer from there. My internship process consisted of a written round, a technical interview round and an HR interview round. The written round was divided into two sections: Technical and Aptitude with a total duration of 2 hours. The technical section mainly had questions from Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Languages – C/C++, Data Structures, and a few on UNIX terminal commands. The aptitude section had general aptitude questions, not very complex.
My interview was majorly based on knowledge of algorithms and language based concepts, and a little on Operating Systems. I was also asked a small question on Digital Circuits. Other than this I was asked about my projects.
At the end of my internship I had two interviews as part of the Pre Placement procedure, one HR and another technical. The technical one was based on my work at ARM and my projects in college.
What helped you sail through the hurdles and crack one of the finest jobs?
My knowledge of Algorithms, Data Structures and of core subjects like Computer Architecture, Operating systems along with my competitive programming practice helped me a lot in this regard.
How did you prepare for the placement season?
I started with improving my command over the languages C/C++ through competitive programming, then I moved on to learn various data structures , algorithms and implementing them, while learning the concepts of Operating Systems, Computer Architecture and Databases in parallel. After this, I read GeeksforGeeks and revised the above mentioned topics just before the placement season.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement at NSIT?
Academics played a great role in my placements as it made my concepts of the core Computer Science subjects strong and helped me gain a real world perspective on how things are actually implemented.
What all internships and projects you did while in NSIT? How did you get them?
My summer internship at ARM was the only internship I did and I got it through campus procedure.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors in NSIT?
Here are a few pointers I’d like to give:
Please don’t take the core CS subjects lightly while focusing completely on competitive programming skills as these core CS concepts are of real world importance and will be used more often than you think in your work. Don’t think you can learn them later, because you do need a basic knowledge about them to get any job.
Don’t worry about getting many projects and learning different languages. Instead focus on doing quality projects which actually help you better your problem solving skills and gaining command on one or two languages completely.
Don’t read geeksforgeeks with a mindset that it is the bible for getting you into a good company, instead read it to expand your knowledge base. Think of the solutions and implement them on your own instead of copying their solutions, you’ll be surprised when you come up with a simpler approach than the one mentioned on the website. 🙂
Lastly, I would say that never think that you are not good enough for a position or a company as anyone can achieve anything that they put their mind and heart into with the right amount of hard work, dedication and the will to achieve it.