DCM Shriram provides multiple platforms to young professionals from different business schools to engage with the organization and interact with the senior management. These platforms have also been an excellent medium for the organization to explore fresh ideas and attract and retain young talent.
A few of our key initiatives have been listed as under:
The best way to predict the future is to create it!
Inspired by these lines from Peter Drucker, Future On was conceptualized in 2012 and in a short span of time it has transformed into a platform which gives young student managers a glimpse into what lies ahead in the business world. The event is structured in a way that it targets one single specialization at one B-School. Students at targeted premier B-Schools register through an application form. The form helps us understand their academic profile, extra-curricular interests, the trajectory that their career has been following since the past few years and also the connect to DCM Shriram values and culture. The top 10 from each B-School are shortlisted by an internal panel to work on a live business challenge, faced by our line managers. The task in hand for these young student managers is to come up with potentially viable, innovative and implementable recommendations over a period of around 3 weeks. Our panel of Business Heads then visit the campus to hear out the ideas presented by the top 10. The one winner at each campus is awarded the title of ‘The Marketing Mastermind’, ‘The Financial Strategist’ and ‘The HR Motivator’. They are also awarded a cash prize of Rs. 25000 each and a trophy.
DCM Shriram B-School Champ is a best summer intern contest with is organised every year between our top 10 summer interns. These summer interns, from premier B-Schools of the country, intern with us for a period of two months at various businesses.
The top 10 interns make a presentation on their project and their recommendations to a panel of business heads. The top 3 interns are identified based on their understanding of the business, achievement of objectives, originality of ideas and practicality of recommendations. The top 3 winners are awarded with a cash prize, a trophy and a certificate.
We run a guest lecture series round the year by our Business Heads at premier B-schools across the country. Guest lectures are an effective medium to enrich young students with the emerging trends and updates in the industry. Our senior leaders share insights from their rich corporate experience on various topics of student’s interest covering specific areas in sales & marketing, strategy, finance, operations and human resources.