General Motors Recruitment Process – Graduate Engineer Trainee – Shubham Lamba
Shubham Lamba, Graduate Engineer Trainee at General Motors shares his experience in this brief interview
Please tell us about your Interview procedure at General Motors (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
The recruitment process of GM started with an online application form and an online screening test which had 10 questions of Verbal Reasoning. The test duration was 25 minutes. After the online screening test, 10 students were shortlisted for the GD round. Single round of group discussion was hosted in two separate groups of 5 students each. 4 students were finally shortlisted from the GD round for the personal interviews. I personally faced 2 rounds of PI whereas other 3 candidates faced a single round. Thankfully, i made it.
What and how many internships and projects you did at college? How did you get them?
I did 2 technical internships, one after my first year at a Gear Manufacturing Firm and the second one at a Car Manufacturing Firm. Both the internships were secured through references. I did a minor project in robotics in my third year and that was the only project.
What makes this company different from other firms?
I personally feel the western work culture and the stupendous brand name that General Motors offers is what makes it different from other firms.
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
I did not specifically prepare for the Placement season as i was very busy with my internship, so i will not be able to suggest a proper strategy, though brushing up concepts of quants, reasoning and building up a good resume will be very helpful throughout the season. My advice for the placement season would be to have loads of patience and a clear view of what kind of work you want to pursue and what kind of firm you want to work with. There are lots of opportunities available.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement at NSIT?
Academics play a vital role in getting you a place for appearing in the companies but they never ensure you a job. They should be accordingly focused. Everyone has a different way to success so its better you build your own rather than copying. P.S- I had the lowest academic percentage out of all 4 students shortlisted for PI and the only one to get the offer.
Elaborate on the type of work in this kind of role?
The profile offered by General Motors is of Graduate Engineer Trainee (GET) and the work includes Manufacturing, Design and After-Sales.
What growth opportunities does this company provide? Is there any global exposure?
The growth opportunities are immense for the people with the will to work harder, and yes at later stages of hierarchy, global exposure is ensured in leading roles. (As told in the company presentation.)
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors?
Well, my advice to juniors would be to explore new opportunities and interests while they are here and collect endless memories of this amazing time at NSIT.